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The art of being stylish in hot summers

post #1 of 65
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When it’s cold it is no brainer to match and wear some stylish bags, coats, suits, shirts (it goes without saying your shirt is tucked in in this case), trousers, and shoes. However as soon as hot weather starts many people find it pretty hard to wear their shirts tucked in. That is the reason they spring for some casual clothes. I just can’t comprehend though how to match some fancy bag and coat (it might be pretty cold in the mornings even in summers) with the casual shirt which is not tucked in and jeans (it would be ridiculous to wear a non tucked in shirt with the trousers).

If you are a software developer working in Google you probably could not care less. On the other hand, if you are some sort of auditor working in KPMG you have to forget about casual clothes.

The question is how do you manage to look stylish on streets when it is hot.
post #2 of 65
Linen suits.

Colour co-ordination (stick to colour pairs blue-white, yellow-blue, red-white)

Tailored clothes. A decent pair of chino-shorts cut slim and long with deck shoes and a shirt looks absolutely fine in 40 degree heat.

You should be a little worried that you don't consider colour to be important at all times. Just because you have a "fancy" bag and coat, does not mean they look good together. In the same way you wouldn't wear a black tie with a blue suit, you shouldn't wear lime green shirts with red shorts.
post #3 of 65
Although not a solution, the problem for most of us is the amount we extend beyond our feet. Most of us employ the tightness of a tucked shirt and firm fitting jacket to keep shoe caps visible. However, once the heat hits and shirts untuck, you can forget it. All we can see is stomach, stomach and more stomach. So, the choices we have are either extended stomach with shirts untucked (not a good look), or compressed 'folds' hidded under sweaty clothing.

For these reasons I hate summer months. I partially lay the blame at the amount of convenience stores, fast food outlets and coffee
shops; Costa Coffee now do a mocha with whipped cream, three chocolate flakes and marshmallows on the side. If it weren't for
these places, summer would be a joy for all.

Lear

Edit: The government is at least trying to persuade companies to display calorific values on all products. It's a start.
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Linen suits.
Colour co-ordination (stick to colour pairs blue-white, yellow-blue, red-white)
Tailored clothes. A decent pair of chino-shorts cut slim and long with deck shoes and a shirt looks absolutely fine in 40 degree heat.
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Although not a solution, the problem for most of us is the amount we extend beyond our feet. Most of us employ the tightness of a tucked shirt and firm fitting jacket to keep shoe caps visible. However, once the heat hits and shirts untuck, you can forget it. All we can see is stomach, stomach and more stomach. So, the choices we have are either extended stomach with shirts untucked (not a good look), or compressed 'folds' hidded under sweaty clothing.
For these reasons I hate summer months.

The key moment of my concern is tucking in. Do you tuck in when it is 90 degrees outside? If the answer is yes, my question would be how do you manage to endure it?
post #5 of 65
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The key moment of my concern is tucking in. Do you tuck in when it is 90 degrees outside? If the answer is yes, my question would be how do you manage to endure it?

I always look at things logically. There are only two solutions here:

1.) Discomfort

Or

2.) Embarasment

Discomfort always wins. There are no other options.

Lear
post #6 of 65
In Florida, the only problem I encounter is in neck ties. I can deal with tucked shirts, but the neck tie can be insufferable for en extended time period outside. Otherwise, I actually enjoy the polo & chinos look, so not too much concern casually.
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The key moment of my concern is tucking in.

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The key moment of my concern is tucking in. Do you tuck in when it is 90 degrees outside? If the answer is yes, my question would be how do you manage to endure it?


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Do you tuck in when it is 90 degrees outside? If the answer is yes, my question would be how do you manage to endure it?

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post #10 of 65
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

In Florida, the only problem I encounter is in neck ties. I can deal with tucked shirts, but the neck tie can be insufferable for en extended time period outside. Otherwise, I actually enjoy the polo & chinos look, so not too much concern casually.


I'm in the same boat as you. I wore a necktie yesterday outside for a while, and was definitely not pleasant.

post #11 of 65
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If you are a software developer working in Google you probably could not care less. On the other hand, if you are some sort of auditor working in KPMG you have to forget about casual clothes.

I love that these are the two examples you gave.

How to look stylish in the summer?
Seersucker.
post #12 of 65

One of the very few sartorial perks of living in northern Montana. Not hot.  Matter of fact, 50% chance of precip overnight tomm., and it could be snow.  Last year we got snow the first week of May.

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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

Although not a solution, the problem for most of us is the amount we extend beyond our feet. Most of us employ the tightness of a tucked shirt and firm fitting jacket to keep shoe caps visible. However, once the heat hits and shirts untuck, you can forget it. All we can see is stomach, stomach and more stomach. So, the choices we have are either extended stomach with shirts untucked (not a good look), or compressed 'folds' hidded under sweaty clothing..

How about the obvious solution: a diet?
post #14 of 65
Also buy clothing that sweat doesn't show as easily through. I sweat a lot during the summer. It's unavoidable. I am not some big fatty either, I'm 6' and 180lbs -- very lean. I just sweat tons, I am not sure if I should attribute it to my parents always keeping the house cold growing up so I grew acclimated to a cooler temperature or what.
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Also buy clothing that sweat doesn't show as easily through. I sweat a lot during the summer. It's unavoidable. I am not some big fatty either, I'm 6' and 180lbs -- very lean. I just sweat tons, I am not sure if I should attribute it to my parents always keeping the house cold growing up so I grew acclimated to a cooler temperature or what.

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