Everyone knows you wear wool in the winter, linen in the summer, and a straw hat from June 15th to Labor Day. Everyone is right. And therein lies the problem. Follow these rules and you will look like everyone else. Better that you display a little originality. On the gravest days of winter I put on my gray flannels, a cashmere tie in a sober color and my white linen jacket.
The pants keep me warm. The tie gains me entrée into good restaurants. The blazer reminds me that summer will come again.
— Luciano Barbera, giving a great insight and example of mixing fabrics into seasons they may not be meant for.