There are a few late summer dressing debates going on across the web. Will, over at A Suitable Wardrobe quite rightly points out that this is more a time to switch palettes rather than fabrics. I agree and only wish that I had more flexibility in my wardrobe to do so. This photo shows a wool jacket (lightweight) with navy linen trousers, a light blue and tan checked shirt and a navy linen tie. Gingham pocket square. Are the tan jacket and pocket square too light for late summer dressing?
At The Sartorialist there is a European vs. American debate about the suitability of wearing one’s jacket over one’s shoulders during hot weather. What’s your vote? It’s a tough look to pull off, in my opinion. I left myself unshaven and tried gesticulating more whilst soliloquizing to lend the photo more of an Italian/Mediterranean air.
And finally, Turling was kind enough to inspire this look: linen trousers, no tie. I can’t quite bring myself to do without the jacket, which has always functioned as a sort of camouflage for me. Is there a significant level of difference between the two looks? (Think in terms of appropriateness to the work environment rather than formality.)