We’re winding down the white linen season. The thought of the more somber colours of an autumn wardrobe is always a pleasant one for me. Don’t get me wrong, I spend most of summer wearing white and light khaki combinations. But after the tan begins to fade, the navy and grey suits… err … suit. By then, I’m ready for a change signaled by the cooler weather.
There are still a couple of weeks left until Labor Day. Have you planned to make the most of your summer wardrobe? Yes, you heard me correctly. Let’s make the most of our summer clothing. Revel in wearing your linen, whites, seersucker, madras and the like.
Traditionally, Mrs. E. and I throw a birthday party the last week of August for a dear friend. It’s usually black tie. Which means that the men wear their white dinner jackets. This year, The Architect and partner will be hosting the cocktail party. Which is a little like saying that we’ve been invited to Gatsby’s Saturday evening. At least in terms of elegant surroundings. The dress will be cocktail casual — which is probably a little dressier from what most might imagine. I may add a white coat to the ensemble shown above, as I did for that trip to the dentist…
Or opt for a sportier tennis shirt and full cut trouser, as shown in the Fellowes illustration of 1935 (from “Men In Style.”) I will leave mi boina at home.
In the end, I may stick to white silk/cotton trousers and a darker linen shirt with spectator loafers. I don’t know.
What festivities will you invent, celebrate or attend in the coming weeks? Whatever you do, make sure to send out the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer in your best.