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French Riviera

Panama

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I have stolen this quote from the Rake, but this is an ideal summer style:


Unless on or near the beach, always wear long trousers, preferably in linen, cotton or very light summer wool, in cream, white or navy - red if one is feeling especially rakish. Long-sleeved polos in dark blue or light grey, or open necked shirts in linen or cotton - white, light blue, navy or striped (Bengal, for example) – are all firm favourites of mine. One should always go sockless, but sandals are a no-no: I prefer driving shoes such as those by Tod’s, slippers (Stubbs & Wootton is a good place to start), espadrilles and loafers, especially in tobacco suede and brown tones. The good old navy blazer, or a linen jacket (single or double breasted) in beige or brown shades and light cashmere cardigans all complement the look perfectly.”

I have most of the above hopefully I will be in the French, Italian or Croatian Riviera this summer.
 

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I have stolen this quote from the Rake, but this is an ideal summer style:


Unless on or near the beach, always wear long trousers, preferably in linen, cotton or very light summer wool, in cream, white or navy - red if one is feeling especially rakish. Long-sleeved polos in dark blue or light grey, or open necked shirts in linen or cotton - white, light blue, navy or striped (Bengal, for example) – are all firm favourites of mine. One should always go sockless, but sandals are a no-no: I prefer driving shoes such as those by Tod’s, slippers (Stubbs & Wootton is a good place to start), espadrilles and loafers, especially in tobacco suede and brown tones. The good old navy blazer, or a linen jacket (single or double breasted) in beige or brown shades and light cashmere cardigans all complement the look perfectly.”

I have most of the above hopefully I will be in the French, Italian or Croatian Riviera this summer.

David Niven in private life, French Riviera.

Niven in character, French Riviera.

Not a lot has changed.

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Unless on or near the beach, always wear long trousers, preferably in linen, cotton or very light summer wool
One only has to spend a little time living in a city such as Bangkok to learn that even linen has its limits. I wish I could dress like this in Thailand, as I quickly grow tired of dressing like a child in shorts and flip flops just to avoid dying.
 

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One only has to spend a little time living in a city such as Bangkok to learn that even linen has its limits. I wish I could dress like this in Thailand, as I quickly grow tired of dressing like a child in shorts and flip flops just to avoid dying.
Good point. Somewhere with a constant wind would help to bring the effects of humidity down but, there are countless places long sleeve polos are too warm.
 

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One only has to spend a little time living in a city such as Bangkok to learn that even linen has its limits. I wish I could dress like this in Thailand, as I quickly grow tired of dressing like a child in shorts and flip flops just to avoid dying.
Yep. I used to have this argument all the time with people on AAAC that were insistent that "shorts should only be worn by children"- July-September in Houston is only comfortable in a fishing shirt and shorts. With the humidity here, even linen will just stick to you. For the office, sure, lots of linen and linen blends, but casually, all bets are off.
 

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Yep. I used to have this argument all the time with people on AAAC that were insistent that "shorts should only be worn by children"- July-September in Houston is only comfortable in a fishing shirt and shorts. With the humidity here, even linen will just stick to you. For the office, sure, lots of linen and linen blends, but casually, all bets are off.
My new office look...

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It would be way too hot to wear a jacket and tie in the summer time in Houston.
 

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See Cary Grant ( who else?) in To Catch a Thief (1955)
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I have stolen this quote from the Rake, but this is an ideal summer style:


Unless on or near the beach, always wear long trousers, preferably in linen, cotton or very light summer wool, in cream, white or navy - red if one is feeling especially rakish. Long-sleeved polos in dark blue or light grey, or open necked shirts in linen or cotton - white, light blue, navy or striped (Bengal, for example) – are all firm favourites of mine. One should always go sockless, but sandals are a no-no: I prefer driving shoes such as those by Tod’s, slippers (Stubbs & Wootton is a good place to start), espadrilles and loafers, especially in tobacco suede and brown tones. The good old navy blazer, or a linen jacket (single or double breasted) in beige or brown shades and light cashmere cardigans all complement the look perfectly.”

I have most of the above hopefully I will be in the French, Italian or Croatian Riviera this summer.
Subtract the cardigan (I don’t like ‘em!) and that just about described accurately my summer weekend togs. Maybe I need to fire up an Instagram account!!
Where exactly in The Rake was this borrowed from?
 

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Yep. I used to have this argument all the time with people on AAAC that were insistent that "shorts should only be worn by children"- July-September in Houston is only comfortable in a fishing shirt and shorts. With the humidity here, even linen will just stick to you. For the office, sure, lots of linen and linen blends, but casually, all bets are off.
This is just patently not true. Even if you feel the heat more than the average person. in Houston you go from a/c house to a/c car to a/c office etc and the only time anyone should consider wearing anything as ugly as a fishing shirt is when they are actually on a boat (with no a/c) fishing! And even then there are better alternatives!!
 

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