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Surviving summer working a job that requires a suit

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I live in NYC and walk ~1 mile to work.  The way the subways are arranged, taking a train is not an option (and would probably be worse given that the stations are usually hotter than the temp above ground). 

 

Most days a suit is required for my job.  I would love to hear thoughts/tips on whether there are tweaks I can make to survive (or lessen the misery). 

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I live in NYC and walk ~1 mile to work.  The way the subways are arranged, taking a train is not an option (and would probably be worse given that the stations are usually hotter than the temp above ground). 

Most days a suit is required for my job.  I would love to hear thoughts/tips on whether there are tweaks I can make to survive (or lessen the misery). 

Citibike
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-Get to work as early as possible when it is somewhat bearable. You only have to do it for 3 1/2 months give or take.
-When you are coming home, you are fukked!
-Some people wait until they get to the office to put their tie on.

(Where in NYC do you live/work?)
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-Get to work as early as possible when it is somewhat bearable. You only have to do it for 3 1/2 months give or take.
-When you are coming home, you are fukked!
-Some people wait until they get to the office to put their tie on.

(Where in NYC do you live/work?)

 

Lower manhattan.  I walk from battery park city/west side highway area to chambers st/courthouse area.

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Lower manhattan.  I walk from battery park city/west side highway area to chambers st/courthouse area.

When the humidity is expected to be very high, cab it.
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How about creative sock options? Any ideas? As far as suits, I don't think there is much I can do, because I certainly can't go cotton..

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How about creative sock options? Any ideas? As far as suits, I don't think there is much I can do, because I certainly can't go cotton..

How would socks help?
Why can't you go cotton?
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How would socks help?
Why can't you go cotton?


I work for a federal judge and I assumed a cotton suit wouldnt work, but maybe I'm wrong. 

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I work for a federal judge and I assumed a cotton suit wouldnt work, but maybe I'm wrong. 

Huh? In the Summer? Of course it would work.
A cotton suit/shirt/tie can look very nice/lawyer-ly!
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Huh? In the Summer? Of course it would work.
A cotton suit/shirt/tie can look very nice/lawyer-ly!

excellent! I shall consider the investment. 

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excellent! I shall consider the investment. 

Seersucker also works. I have 2 seersucker suits and 2 cotton suits.
I also carry a handkerchief with me(I live in Boerum Hill, Bklyn and have to commute into the city)...just in case it is REALLY hot/humid waiting for the train/etc.
post #12 of 58
turn all your pants into cut-offs.
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Seersucker also works. I have 2 seersucker suits and 2 cotton suits.
I also carry a handkerchief with me(I live in Boerum Hill, Bklyn and have to commute into the city)...just in case it is REALLY hot/humid waiting for the train/etc.


Where did you pick up the cotton suits if i may ask?

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Where did you pick up the cotton suits if i may ask?

1 in Madrid and 1 MTM.

They are great. You can get an inexpensive one, have it tailored and you will look like a million bucks....and not sweat your ass off!
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Thanks a lot.  This is first on the list. 

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