Sunday, July 1, 2012

Over the shoulder outside

It's been really, really hot here lately, and shows no signs of abating. This screen capture shows what the next five days holds in store, and the 10-day looks similar.


The week previous is similar, so it's pretty much a broken record around here. I only have a few summer-weight sport coats, and frankly even they get hot on days like this. From late-morning until the sun goes down, really the only respite is to remove the sport coat and sling it over your shoulder if you're walking more than a few blocks outside (that is, unless you want to have a glistening sheen on your forehead when you finally arrive at your destination).

silk linen shots

Still, it's best to combat the heat as much as humanly possible, and this cream-colored silk/linen sport coat (a recent find custom-made for a local high-end men's clothing shop) mostly does the trick. Here, I paired it with some navy trousers, penny-loafers, a navy silk knit and one of my old cotton pocket squares. The tie was a trade with oft-commenter Mr. Readerston, who I hooked up with a couple madras numbers he had scoped out from a previous post.


Here's a close-up, which shows off the nice pick stitching on the coat, as well as the textural details that I thought played off one another nicely.

Speaking of those who comment on this site (and friends), I was lucky enough to have dinner with Yankee Whiskey Papa the other evening. Great conversation, as always, and I apologized profusely to him for having to endure our current blast oven temperatures.

Hope you all are staying cool, wherever you call home.


  1. Looks great. I love the interplay of the textures and colors.

    Try to stay cool!

  2. Yep, a snappy ensemble!

    Best Regards,

    Ulrich von B.

  3. this, sir, is one of the nicest ensembles i've seen you post. great work. the striped shirt plays so perfectly off the piping on the pocket square, and the navy silk knit is my personal favorite tie. i wear mine much too often.

    1. Thanks a lot! I have to agree that the navy silk knit is pretty much a can't miss. It's been getting a lot of use and I'm guessing will continue to do so regardless of season.