When you think of summer fashion and cotton and linen are the two materials that immediately come to mind. Wool, on the other hand, rarely comes to mind. And yet – when it comes to fine men’s wear like suits and business apparel – the reverse is what’s actually desirable. It all comes down to wool’s amazing insulating properties. What makes wool so effective at holding in warmth also makes it a great choice for beating the heat. Wool is made of natural fibers which wick away moisture and breathe better than their synthetic counterparts. As well, wool can be spun into fibers of different lengths and thicknesses. For Spring and Summer it gets spun into long, thin fibers that are remarkably smooth and lightweight. And like all other types, summer-weight and tropical-weight wools resist wrinkles and static, maintain color, and keep their shape wear after wear. Want to make a cool statement next summer? Try looking for inspiration in a fabric traditionally known for its heat.