BILLABONG FOIL GBS SHORTIE BILLABONG B9 ONEILL REACTOR SHORTIE ONEILL XCEL INFINITY ALDER SPIRIT C-SKINS WIRED wetsuits THE B9 is an eco-friendly wetsuit made from 90 per cent recycled landfill material such as old fishing nets and polyester clothing. It is glued and blindstitched and has a short back zip, making it ideal for year-round use. 300, billabong.com A GOOD-VALUE shortie that has a back zip and flatlock stitching, which means its not as warm as the Billabong Foil, but still good for warmer days or for overseas surfaris when the less restrictive feel will be welcome. 50, oneill.com AN EXCELLENT steamer with loads of flex and plenty of warmth thanks to a combination of glued, blindstitched and heat-taped seams. This will allow you to surf in a lightweight summer suit from May to November. 199, oneill.com IF YOURE looking for a budget summer steamer this is a good option. A back zip and flatlock seams mean it wont keep you as warm as expensive suits, but its plenty flexible and good for less committed yet serious surfers. 75, aldersportswear.com A TOP 4/3mm suit that will see you through all but the coldest months -- its a great option for spring/autumn. The seams are glued, blindstitched and liquid sealed and the Wired has a diagonal chest zip for warmth. 195, c-skins.com WE MAY be nearing autumn but at the end of summer, the British sea is the warmest it will be all year, making this the perfect time to catch some waves. As the nip sets in the balmy waters wont last long, so bag yourself a new wetsuit and hit the surf. ALF ALDERSON THIS 2mm shortie is glued and blindstitched and has a back zip. Its light, flexible and warm -- Ive been using one on the Pembrokeshire coast since early June and if you dont feel the cold too much it should be perfect. 70, billabong.com Six of the best TWEED TROUSERS, 60, TOPMAN DESIGN Knitted gilet, 37, Mango; Shirt, 80, Ted Baker; shoes, 150, Russell & Bromley TWEED JACKET, 49.99, RIVER ISLAND Tweed waistcoat, 29.99, also River Island; checked shirt, 224, Neil Barrett; shoes, 275, Russell & Bromley; trousers, 79.50, Banana Republic TWEED JACKET, 620, PAUL SMITH AT SELFRIDGES Plaid shirt, 219, also by Paul Smith at Selfridges; trousers, 150, loafers, 95, both Banana Republic BLACK-AND-WHITE TWEED TROUSERS, 49, MANGO Navy knitted jumper, 150, Jaeger; white T-shirt, 32, Urban Outfitters; shoes, 64.99, Office back in town PHOTOGRAPHER:JOEPLIMMER.STYLIST:ARADIACROCKETT.HAIR&MAKE-UP:SONIABHOGAL London Lite Tuesday, 29 September 2009 13 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html