Friday, December 3, 2010
Up until about two weeks ago, I was feeling all antsy about summer dressing. It is, in my opinion, the hardest season to dress for if you're a man. But then I embraced shorts and the feeling of a warm breeze on my bare legs and short sleeve shirts and the feeling of a warm breeze on my bare arms. It was all very strange for a while, but I'm slowly coming to terms with the new sensations. According to Thomas Riley of Australian tailors P.Johnson, "For summer, a suit needn't look formal... If you're wearing a jacket and trousers, even if they're shorts for a suit, it's still going to look more formal than a pair of board shorts and a tee shirt. Australian men tend to dress like kids... I think this is why you're seeing people revisiting classic tailoring and the more sartorial options rather than streetwear." He recommends cotton suits, linen suits and shorts suits. I'm with him on the first two but the shorts suit is still a bit freaky for me – unless you're rocking it in mismatched greys Thom Browne style. If you are, then go for your life. Hear more tips from Riley in the video above.
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