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The Southern Trad Thread's Guide to Dressing in the Heat

smittycl

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“Yeah, sarge, but it’s a dry heat!”
 

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I mentioned I had a seersucker on the way, and it has arrived. I'll provide pictures of the fit eventually. Stylistically, I couldn't be more pleased. It was well executed and I have not decided to alter the jacket at all, though I am a little tempted to let out the hip a little bit just for a little more air circulation. Trousers, which I'll provide more detail on as well in the future, are high-raised with a back adjuster and two forward pleats.

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Some of you guys mentioned lightweight merino wool socks for the summer, where do you guys usually buy them? I'm having a hard time finding some good looking ones. Any recommendations?
 

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Sunday fun (shirt) day:
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The reason I’m posting this here is the Brooks shirt- the BrooksCool fabric (I think that’s what it’s called?) worked pretty darn well in the heat today. It’s like a thinner, wrinkle resistant Oxford cloth. Closeup:
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Also, boss-mode brunching. Check out that Bloody Mary garnish:
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Damn, I love a well fitted double breasted suit. But in the summer, I don't think I'd be able to handle that heat and humidity. Kudos to you though, it looks very sharp!

Not going to lie, the jacket being double-breasted does hold in a bit extra uninvited heat, but I think once I let the waist out a touch, there will be less suppression at the waist and it will allow for a bit more air flow and help keep me cool. Standing and walking in direct sunlight for 6 hours paid a toll on my now-sunburnt-face (as you can sort of see in the picture). However, once I did manage to get home, I noticed that I did only sweat rather minimally: around the waist, by the band; and a bit under the armpits. I was wearing a 100% linen shirt and I requested the trousers a bit roomy for air circulation, which worked rather successfully. Overall, I am rather pleased with the way it turned out, I am now planning on submitting a new order for a single-breasted all-white seersucker.
 

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Know what also helps with the gulf coast/Texas heat? Margaritas. Completely off topic, but I bought my wife a Margaritaville Bahama this afternoon and just made the best margarita I’ve ever attempted:
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I already love it, this thing will pay for itself very quickly. And yes, I am currently listening to Jimmy Buffett.

Now back to the actual topic lol.

As a followup to my fun shirt on Sunday, I want to point out that the BrooksCool oxford cloth fabric was actually pretty darn comfortable in the heat and looked good all day. I typically can’t do oxford cloth this time of year due to the heat and humidity, but this shirt just seemed to wear lighter than typical oxford cloth. Not as light as linen or madras, but I wouldn’t have a problem wearing this under 100*F. Over 100*F though, let’s be honest, I’m probably in a fishing shirt if at all possible.
 

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Brooks Brothers undarted 3/2 seersucker suit. (Yes, that's a Darcy Snake Belt.) It's supposed to be around 96F here today.

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