Originally Posted by Mild Mannered
Here in Canada it's sort of an un-written rule to drop the summer wardrobe after Labor Day,
which is the first Monday of September.
I am wondering for those of you who have distinct seasons of spring/summer/fall/winter,
how long do you push the summerwear?
This would include, for example, linen pants/suits, spectators, Panama Hats,etc.
Assuming the weather is still temperate, do you push it until the first frost? or do you rotate into fallwear according to a specific date.
The Labor Day rule applies Stateside, as well. Generally speaking, the timing of the switch-over really depends on three things:
1) Local climate (propensity for "Indian summers," degree of difference between typical summer and fall weather, etc.);
2) Local tastes (e.g., how likely your friends and associates are to care about the Labor Day rule);
3) How much you care about either of the above.
If I'm living somewhere with a pretty dramatic difference between summer and fall, I'm more likely to drop the summer attire altogether around Labor Day. Likewise, if I'm living somewhere where the locals are more traditional or even elitist, I'm going to obey the rule. On the other hand, if I'm living somewhere like LA (e.g., little to no difference between summer and the pre-November fall; unconcerned locals; etc.), then I'm less inclined to care and more inclined to switch over when my mood permits.