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Summertime Style: Examples of How To Keep Cool (and stay handsome) in the Summer, Tips and Photos

I’ve been getting alot of emails about how to keep cool in the hot summer months, here’s one of the recent emails :

Question:

Hi. I’m a 30 year old urban gent from Birmingham, Al. My girlfriend lives in Tallahassee so I usually there on holidays and weekends. Recently I’ve changed to an older more sophisticated look. Similar to Kendrack Lewis your most recent featured urban gent. My problem is I don’t know what to wear when it’s really hot. When the temp is in the 90′s, it’s really humid, and sweating is unavoidable. Could you help me out?

Answer:

Hey (name of Alabama gentleman)

When it’s hot keep it simple… its all about wearing quality or proper fitting clothing. Examples of looks to wear on a hot summer day:

1. white polo, seer sucker shorts, navy boat shoes
2. white/colored short sleeves v-neck, very light-weight cardigan with the sleeves rolled up, khaki shorts, canvas shoes
3. long sleeve plaid shirt w/ the sleeves rolled up, jeans, and your choice of shoes

accessorize with a nice pair of trendy shades like black wayfarers and you’re good to go.

The thing is Steven, I know its Really hot, but you’re a gentleman so its never really appropriate to wear combinations like tanks, shorts, and flip-flops unless you’re going to the beach… again, I know its hot, but guys just don’t have as easy as women when it comes to looking very stylish and keeping very cool in the sun… we can always just put on a sleeveless light weight dress and sandals, which would be the coolest thing we could put on aside from a bikini.

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The gentleman above was focused on keeping his look sophisticated, that’s why I gave him the options above. But, if you’re a hipster of sorts then you could pull of the tank/shorts/flip flops look depending on the combination.

I pulled some photos from the Sartorialist (one of my fav street style blogs), that I feel are nice examples of summer Gentleman gear…









What do you see…


- mostly light colors with the exception of navy
- shorts are right at or just above the knees
- sockless w/ loafers, boat shoes, or sandals
(some people say gentleman do not wear sandals,
but I’ll leave that up to you)
- long sleeve shirts and sweaters are rolled up
- top buttons un-done (usually 2)

For more info, check out:
- Summer Rolls
- Sockless
- Sartorialist Does Brooklyn

Also for the summer months:
- carry a linen handkerchief/pocketsquare to dab at sweat
- use sunblock
- always carry sunglasses and/or a hat
- drink LOTS of water
- boxers may keep you cooler than briefs
- use a good deodorant
- consider taking a quickie mid day shower in addition to your morning or night shower, this usually keeps you a little more cool

photos: Sartorialist.blogspot.com

Summer Rolls: Street Style

Seems like every other guy is rolling it up for the hot summer months, whether its their jeans, khakis, or shorts. The rolled up look has managed to find its way into both casual country and the distinguished preppy look. What do you think, will you be rolling it up too?




the twins, very well dressed!

PS- If you’re going to roll have the socks or well moisturized ankles to match.

via The Street Style Kid
(many street style blogs into one)

The Sartorialist Does Brooklyn

What do you think?

Fulton Street

S.Portland Street

On the Streets… PS: The Sartorialist

Every once in awhile I will glance through the street fashion found on the sartorialist website. I pulled a few for you guys, what do you think?

elegantly rough.
[Moscow]
southern gentleman (minus the purse)
[New York City]

haute to some not to me.
but his style game obviously goes hard.
oh, but the shoes! Yes.
[New York City]

poor man flyy.
love the jacket, lets burn the shoes
[Paris]

frumpy….
underneath the sweater- perfect.
[Paris]

why can’t they all dress like you
(but loosen up, lol.)
[Paris]

color palette- sickening (i love it)
star trek, hmmm, idk.
[New York City]

waist up? i can appreciate it.
heels? im sooooo over it.
[Paris]

androgynous… i have so much to say
about this whole “feminine man” trend.
i’ve been working on a few articles for the
past few months about it, but i’m slightly
hesitant to be extra blunt about the
whole ordeal… long story short- i’ll
expound more on this feminine man trend
later, but just know that– i don’t like it, lol,
for the most part anyway.

3 different patterns- its the standard of fly
[kanye west concert]

Anyway, what do you urban gent think?

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