How about a Fedora?
What the heck, man. You don't get to wear a linen blazer in California? I might get crucifixion from this but I believe a linen DB blazer with discreetly patterned cotton trousers and a boater is a great summer look
I am new to this...sorry if I sound ignorant...am I nutty, or old fashioned, or have no taste when I think the brown monks don't go well here? I mean, I look at his guy and say "wow--great taste, well thought out...but why not black shoes?" Is the whole rule about brown shoes not really matching up with a blue-ish/grey-ish suit out the door? Was that ever a rule? I am all about being comfortable, and confident...and this guy looks like he is better put together than me on 99 out of 100 days...but I am just thinking that the brown clashes and this would be just a touch *sharper* if the shoes were black. OK...have at me!
Alrighty... Guess I'll try to decide if I should buy either a red and white coat or a panama hat.
upr_crust, my face is just the opposite - rather thin, almost frighteningly so after weight loss; that's why I thought a square-ish hat like a boater could work. But yeah, wearing a hat nowadays is so costumey by itself that it may be just too much.