Wear ‘Em If You’ve Got ‘Em

Today is Memorial Day. We fly the flags at half staff or drape a black ribbon from them until noon to honor those Americans who have fallen on the fields of battle. Then the holiday weekend gives over to cook outs and time spent with the family. Today is also the unofficial start of the summer season.

So, to recap, you are now beyond reproach if you choose to wear

A straw hat (this is my grandfather’s bought in Cuba in 1959…)
Papou's Hat

Seesucker (a particularly well shot article from GQ showing a Brooks Brothers suit.)

White Trousers (these are by Polo Ralph Lauren)
Linen Trousers Polo


White Shoes (ancient LL Bean White Bucks)

White Bucks

White Bucks

Or Spectators (Crockett & Jones via Ben Silver or Martin Dingman via Sierra Trading Post)

C&J Spectators

C&J Spectators


And your white linen suit (J. Crew); unless you are Tom Wolfe in which case it’s just an average day.

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those of you who have served and lost those in service to our country.

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