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What else can I wear for summer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chrisc, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. chrisc

    chrisc Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so hot weather is officially here. And since we're on this topic, I'll like to add that I hate hot weather (meaning I don't consider summer as one of my favorite seasons. But I do love winter!)

    So besides the usual polos and the light dress shirt, what else can I wear? I can't seem to find anything else that will add at least a little variety. Since it can be so damn freaking hot (see my love?), I can't really layer clothing. And considering that I'm just a college student, I only find a few moments where I can shine with a nice dress shirt and tie. Which mostly leaves polos and t-shirts. (yay [​IMG] )

    Any other ideas?
     


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    I've got one word for you son, Linen.
     


  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, so hot weather is officially here. And since we're on this topic, I'll like to add that I hate hot weather (meaning I don't consider summer as one of my favorite seasons. But I do love winter!)

    So besides the usual polos and the light dress shirt, what else can I wear? I can't seem to find anything else that will add at least a little variety. Since it can be so damn freaking hot (see my love?), I can't really layer clothing. And considering that I'm just a college student, I only find a few moments where I can shine with a nice dress shirt and tie. Which mostly leaves polos and t-shirts. (yay [​IMG] )

    Any other ideas?


    Linen is always a fine option, both shirts and trousers. And a seersucker jacket could probably work within your wardrobe, unless that's too much layering for you.
     


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    mrpologuy Senior Member

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    I agree with the previous posters on linen and seeruscker. Many great looks can be made from both fabrics. I only have one pair of linen pants and a few seersucker items and they are great for summer. A seersucker suit is a great item to have for summer.[​IMG]
     


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    My idea of an ultimate summer outfit consists of this:

    linen or cotton/linen Incotex trousers

    a nice MTM shirt from a sea island cotton (very comfortable in the hotter seasons)

    suede loafers

    a unconstructed (no lining) sportcoat from linen and/or cotton

    I would skip the seersucker
     


  6. mensimageconsultant

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    Hello. Your focus is on shirts?

    Seersucker in other forms in New York might look strange, but it makes a good shirt choice.

    As suggested by others, linen works well.

    You also have options like silk and blends of cotton with linen or silk.

    If you're wearing undershirts, silk-weight helps.
     


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    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Hello. Your focus is on shirts?

    Seersucker in other forms in New York might look strange, but it makes a good shirt choice.


    Funny, I would never wear a seersucker shirt. Coat yes, shirt no.
     


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    Funny, I would never wear a seersucker shirt. Coat yes, shirt no.

    Seersucker doesn't have to come in the stripes we all associate with seersucker suits. I have several plaid seersucker shirts that are a nice casual look and keep me feeling cool.
     


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    a vest unassociated with a suit

    thin wale corduroy slacks

    leather sandals with Burmese python detailing
     


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