One of the most fascinating (and challenging) things about managing TheStyleBlogger is corresponding with an audience of style-conscious men from all around the world. Last month we had readers from 185 countries and received more than 250 submissions to our Contact Form (sorry if we haven’t responded to your inquiry yet).
Here is a very common question we get: ”SB, love all the layered looks but I live in an area of the world that is very hot and very humid. I feel like a man’s wardrobe is so limited in this climate. Any advice?”.
We’ve been experiencing some of the hottest days of the summer here in NYC, so it’s a good time to touch on the subject. The best investment I can recommend for those “sticky hot” climates is a short-sleeved shirt in a dark solid 100% linen.
This navy blue version is a good example. Here’s 4 ways to wear it.
1. Summer School
Linen fabric is super breezy. Air flows right through it, keeping your body cool, dry and fresh.
It also has the ability to absorb and lose water (or perspiration) very rapidly. It can gain up to 20% moisture without feeling damp and will typically air dry in a matter of minutes.
As I mentioned in this post on short-sleeved shirts, it should be hit around mid fly – short enough to wear out and just long enough to tuck.
- Navy short sleeve linen shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown moccasins by LL Bean
- Olive chino shorts by Bonobos
- Tote by Bushmills Whiskey
- Tortoise aviator shades by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Nato Striped grosgrain watch strap by Corvus