What do you wear when the weather gets hot? Well, the answer if you’re working in New York City during the recent triple-digit heat wave is…your suit, of course.
In my quest to find you men’s fashion advice that doesn’t involve runway models in cowl necks and facemasks, I came across this nugget from the New York Times. Their “On the Street” fashion corresponent Bill Cunningham recently got a roll of snapshots as the mercury rose, demonstrating that it’s possible to dress well even in the heat. Sit back and watch the slide show with Cunningham’s commentary as he points out the methods these men used to look cool in 103-degree temperatures.
Techniques he points out to keep up your look include:
- Get to work early, while the temperature’s lower.
- Wear lighter cotton or linen suits in the summer.
- Carry your clothes to work on a hanger, and then change when you get there.
- Don’t be afraid of white trousers.
“If you want to think you’re in hell, you just go down to those [subway] platforms and you’ll find out,” Cunningham asserts. I’ll just have to take his word for it.