Surviving summer working a job that requires a suit

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  1. bradp

    bradp Senior member

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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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    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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    Lower manhattan. I walk from battery park city/west side highway area to chambers st/courthouse area.
     
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    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 would socks help?
    Why can't you go cotton?
     
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    I work for a federal judge and I assumed a cotton suit wouldnt work, but maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    Huh? In the Summer? Of course it would work.
    A cotton suit/shirt/tie can look very nice/lawyer-ly!
     
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    excellent! I shall consider the investment.
     
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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.
     
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    turn all your pants into cut-offs.
     
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    Where did you pick up the cotton suits if i may ask?
     
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    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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