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How long do you push your summer wardrobe?

post #1 of 37
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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.
post #2 of 37
Weather dictates it for me. 80° in NYC today, and I plan on shirt, shorts and boat shoes. (Not at work, of course)
post #3 of 37
good question... i have summer clothing i wear each and every season. Of course hear in the NYC area when it gets below 30 degrees i'm not wearing white shorts and a t-shirt, but short sleeve polos under a sweater or sport jacket is not out of the question. Light weight pants would be foolish during winter winds, so there are some summer clothing that would look out of season, those are the ones to put away.

Winter season i break out the turtle necks, sweaters, coats, and gloves, But some summer clothing never gets put away.
post #4 of 37
Labor Day is the rule here too but I'll keep wearing linen and such until this heat goes away for good.
post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by Mild Mannered View Post
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.
post #6 of 37
When it's cold enough to wear my winter stuff. Sept is the accepted limit to put away the "vacation" clothes but you can get away with linen jackets etc until the weather turns.
post #7 of 37
I push it to the end of summer, September 22. By the start of September I am storing some things and replacing others with fall/winter counterparts. I won't be fully into a fall/winter wardrobe until nearly mid-October -- some summer shirts, lightweight trousers, sweaters, etc. will hang around that long -- as long as the daytime highs hold up.
post #8 of 37
Here in the subtropics, a "summer" wardrobe gets good use from Easter to (at least) Columbus Day.
post #9 of 37
year round, but i do live in Florida
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
I push it to the end of summer, September 22. By the start of September I am storing some things and replacing others with fall/winter counterparts. I won't be fully into a fall/winter wardrobe until nearly mid-October -- some summer shirts, lightweight trousers, sweaters, etc. will hang around that long -- as long as the daytime highs hold up.

+1. It also really depends on the weather.
post #11 of 37
Until it's cool enough to wear my autumn/winter stuff. It's still in the 80s here in the midwest. I'd broil in wool.
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent View Post
Here in the subtropics, a "summer" wardrobe gets good use from Easter to (at least) Columbus Day.

+1

I'm in Southwest Texas so I don't change my wardrobe at all. Only thing I do is add a coat in the winter and I'm fine

But then again, my wardrobe doesn't have linen. I wear cotton chinos+shirts just about every day and it works all year

My sport coats are a summer wool anyways so those also work year-round
post #13 of 37
I wouldn't think of it as a summer wardrobe so much as I would think of it as a "good weather" wardrobe. As long as the skies are blue and the weather warm wear it as long as you want. I'll be wearing my summer suits and sockless shoe ensembles (though not at the same time, mind you) as long as the mercury stays north of 65 degrees.
post #14 of 37
'till it's too cold.
post #15 of 37
I'm in San Diego and it just cooled down enough that I can start wearing a light colored jacket.
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