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shoes seem a little out of place...maybe its just me, but with the entire suit being and style being unanimously blue, the shoes are a little loud/random...for me at least

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Here's one from a few days ago (I'm on the right) - please excuse the askew vest and shirt collar, I had just put my jacket back on to take the picture.

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Just curious what do you gents wear to the office in the hot and humid summer days? I was drenched in sweat today when I walked to work here in Norther Michigan. I was so embarrassed when I arrived work today, my colleagues thought I was victimized by the sprinklers shog[1].gif I figure most of you drive to work with AC in your cars; I only walk because I live about 10 minutes away from my place of work.

 

I work in an extremely hot and humid climate, and wear a variety of things.  My "daily beaters", if you will, are linen suits that I wear as two or three piece according to my mood and the occasion.  But sometimes it's a wool suit, my shirts are cotton of varying weight, and my socks are always worn and always over the calf - cotton or wool.  

 

To a point, as I think Stitchy said, we move from air-conditioned houses to air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned places of work, but there's always a gap somewhere in between: either having to be outside waiting for something, taking a short walk, or in your case walking to work.

 

So the answer is this: sometimes you get hot, and it's unavoidable, however wonderfully summery your office attire.  But let me share one word with you that is the solution to all heat problems: U-n-d-e-r-s-h-i-r-t.  Yes, it's an extra layer of clothing, and yes, you will still feel hot.  But a  close-fitting cotton undershirt with T-shirt sleeves is your best friend in warm weather, because you will never get that crumpled sweaty look on your shirt, and can even take off your jacket now and then without fear of what the world might see under your arms.  So yeah, undershirt.  And a stick deodorant.  And if you're hairy, trim your armpit hair too, so your deodorant actually arrives where it's needed.

 

Today it's about 100F and 75% humidity.  But nobody will see me looking sweaty, even if I have to take a little walk.  Being hot is unavoidable, but that's the secret to still appearing cool.

 

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Here's one from a few days ago
 
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shoes seem a little out of place...maybe its just me, but with the entire suit being and style being unanimously blue, the shoes are a little loud/random...for me at least

 

Your trousers are short and narrow, and your shoes are elongated (to the point where I wonder whether you shouldn't have a smaller size in a wider fitting - very common to see shoes too long these days it seems.  Maybe that's making them look more prominent to ATG above.  But in principle, I see nothing wrong with that colour contrast; it's modern, slightly casual, but I think very pleasing.

 

Two bigger issues though: one is that wearing a suit without a tie is BAD.  A sports jacket, yes.  A tie, no.  Forget GQ and "The Mentalist", it makes you look half dressed.  Wearing a nice, say, burgundy tie with that suit would balance out your shoes and make you look sharp as a razor.  You already have a pocket square.  Basically you are incomplete, and I think that again is making the shoes look oddly prominent, as ATG said.

 

And the second issue is, I think, the jacket fit.  More brilliant observers than me will doubtless set me straight here, but it looks like your jacket buttons very high for a two button.  This is making it look rather out of shape, and also contributing to that wrinkle under your chest.  Maybe you just need to tug it down a little in the picture, but I do think the button stance could be an inch lower nevertheless.

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At home in my library after coming home from an afternoon tea at my club recently.



Suit: Amy Yang MTM.
Shirt: Tailorstore MTM.
Socks: Pantherella.
Shoes: Shanghai Tianzi MTM.
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I work in an extremely hot and humid climate, and wear a variety of things.  My "daily beaters", if you will, are linen suits that I wear as two or three piece according to my mood and the occasion.  But sometimes it's a wool suit, my shirts are cotton of varying weight, and my socks are always worn and always over the calf - cotton or wool.  

 

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So the answer is this: sometimes you get hot, and it's unavoidable, however wonderfully summery your office attire.  But let me share one word with you that is the solution to all heat problems: U-n-d-e-r-s-h-i-r-t.  Yes, it's an extra layer of clothing, and yes, you will still feel hot.  But a  close-fitting cotton undershirt with T-shirt sleeves is your best friend in warm weather, because you will never get that crumpled sweaty look on your shirt, and can even take off your jacket now and then without fear of what the world might see under your arms.  So yeah, undershirt.  And a stick deodorant.  And if you're hairy, trim your armpit hair too, so your deodorant actually arrives where it's needed.

 

Today it's about 100F and 75% humidity.  But nobody will see me looking sweaty, even if I have to take a little walk.  Being hot is unavoidable, but that's the secret to still appearing cool.

 

Very good advice, mimo. I also live and work in a very hot, though not always very humid, climate and I've learned that wearing an undershirt does indeed help. I also found that wearing very lightweight shirtings is not the best, either. Especially if you do not like the idea of an undershirt. As mimo says, you're going to be hot anyway, so better make sure you're still looking cool. Combining heavier shirt cloths like oxfords or dobby with fresco wool or linen suits may sound counter-intuitive, but I've found it works very well to maintain a crisp enough look throughout the day.

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Simple and awesome!

 

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I live in New York City.  I take the train to work.  The underground stations are super hot.  I also have to walk about five minutes from the train to my job.  It was 91 today.  I know what you mean.  I wear linen and cotton mostly.  Good luck.  


They have clocked subway stations at over 145 F during heat waves. I used to carry a garment bag and change at the office.
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Here's one from a few days ago (I'm on the right) - please excuse the askew vest and shirt collar, I had just put my jacket back on to take the picture.



You both look like you are showing off and overdressed for the occasion...




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Very good advice, mimo. I also live and work in a very hot, though not always very humid, climate and I've learned that wearing an undershirt does indeed help. I also found that wearing very lightweight shirtings is not the best, either. Especially if you do not like the idea of an undershirt. As mimo says, you're going to be hot anyway, so better make sure you're still looking cool. Combining heavier shirt cloths like oxfords or dobby with fresco wool or linen suits may sound counter-intuitive, but I've found it works very well to maintain a crisp enough look throughout the day.

 

I wear light poplin shirts with no undershirts when it's hot, and I usually don't sweat all that much if I take my jacket off. Which I will do anyways if I start sweating, as dry cleaning after each wear is not an option... If you're not wearing a jacket, lower armholes on shirts help quite a bit too.
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Dressing for the heat and humidity today, but in a suit (too many people at the office were nonplussed by my casual attire from yesterday). We'll see if they can cope with a pink bow tie.

Suit, shirt, & shoes - BB
Tie - No name brand


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Two things grab my attention immediately: the texture of the tie and the brilliantly patterned PS. The "soberness" of the suit and solid tie provide the perfect frame for that PS.
Very nice, SB!
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Dressing for the heat and humidity today, but in a suit (too many people at the office were nonplussed by my casual attire from yesterday). We'll see if they can cope with a pink bow tie.

Suit, shirt, & shoes - BB
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I covet this tie!
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They have clocked subway stations at over 145 F during heat waves. I used to carry a garment bag and change at the office.

 

WTF? That's over 60ºC, don't people die on such heat?
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WTF? That's over 60ºC, don't people die on such heat?


They certainly pass out. A lot of times people will wait at street level, and when they hear the train coming they will rush down into the station. But some of the trains are so far underground there is not choice...you have to go down, and if your timing is bad you have to wait up to fifteen minutes.
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"wet" means rain?

not at my house. wink.gif
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