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Title: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Darren on June 05, 2015, 09:39:14 PM
When we finally get some hot weather, I always struggle with a smart stylish look and need some ideas, inspiration.

Any ideas, photos, images, links to help me?
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Rod on June 05, 2015, 11:59:05 PM
When we finally get some hot weather, I always struggle with a smart stylish look and need some ideas, inspiration.

Any ideas, photos, images, links to help me?

I live in Florida, Greenstreet and Claudio live in Spain.

It's always hot where I'm at and I love it. Check out our pics on the 'What Are You Wearing?' thread for ideas, or click on the link below  ;)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on June 06, 2015, 09:42:14 AM
When we finally get some hot weather, I always struggle with a smart stylish look and need some ideas, inspiration.

Any ideas, photos, images, links to help me?

Here we're enjoying an average temperature of 28 șC and it gets worse day by day. Anyway it all depends in what you consider looking stylish means. As my job has a dress code, it's lightweight suits for me (think mohair/wool) and walking in the shadows!  ;D. Sometimes I can avoid the tie (my boss is softening with time  ;D ), and I wear linen or light cotton BDs.

Weekends it's knit tops (cotton or wool) and shorts time, tho' I eschew the shorts as long as I can, and then they are nice check patterns, seersucker or chinos, always over the knees and never cargos or another abominations. Footwear: usually classic trainers or deck shoes (think Jack Purcells, Sperry Topsider or chic french brands like Veja). When I fancy wearing a shirt I favour popovers, always untucked, and very lightweight pastel coloured BDs. At night if the breeze is cold enough, a cotton cardigan or my new madras Harrington (it's pictured in another thread), light as a feather. Oh, and at the swimming pool, a retro looking swimshort (Robinson Les Bains, Pantone, Parke & Ronen), shades, a t-shirt or polo and abarcas (majorca country folks' footwear that don't let the toes show)

I guess british summer allow for sharper combinations and keeping decent trousers on! Anyway I guess you can always maintain a certain amount of style without dying from heat. Summer attire is cheaper too!

Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: dazlcfc on June 06, 2015, 12:48:46 PM
I like a good bit of sun but couldn't imagine living somewhere where its hot all the time, nightmare,especially given the limitations on clothing.  Give me a big old mixed bag of weather.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Rod on June 06, 2015, 01:32:40 PM
I was in equatorial Africa this year and felt fine in a polo shirt and jeans.
Here in Florida, the house, car, airport all have A/C so I'm fine suited and booted. I do like unconstructed and unlined jackets. In between those places polo shirt or linen shirt, linen strides, driving mocs is my summer uniform. Shorts for the pool, beach or gym only.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: hipshaker on June 06, 2015, 02:13:04 PM
When its really hot I favour:

Top - some kind of take on the polo shirt, perhaps a lightweight knitted version

Bottom - shorts, usually cut on or just above the knee .... often Chino style or with a check

Feet - either something like a driving shoe or a plimsoll type thing, e.g. superga
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Darren on June 06, 2015, 07:53:49 PM
I am getting hot even thinking about knit tops, jeans, and light weight suits. Its only been about 19 degrees here in the uk today and that is short sleeves and shorts weather for me. I usually go for a smart polo, short sleeved shirt and smart shorts.

I guess the Talented Mr.Riley look my be the look I am looking for. Need to think Italian.

Need a cool hat too.

Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on June 06, 2015, 09:55:27 PM
Trooser legs rolled up.
String semmit
Knotted hankie oan ma napper.


Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Rod on June 06, 2015, 10:02:40 PM
I am getting hot even thinking about knit tops, jeans, and light weight suits. Its only been about 19 degrees here in the uk today and that is short sleeves and shorts weather for me. I usually go for a smart polo, short sleeved shirt and smart shorts.

I guess the Talented Mr.Riley look my be the look I am looking for. Need to think Italian.

Need a cool hat too.

That's not a bad place to start. I've said before on here there are some excellent threads in that film. It's been on cable a few times recently and I keep watching it until Jude Law gets whacked, then I switch over.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Ady C on June 07, 2015, 07:32:44 AM
I am getting hot even thinking about knit tops, jeans, and light weight suits. Its only been about 19 degrees here in the uk today and that is short sleeves and shorts weather for me. I usually go for a smart polo, short sleeved shirt and smart shorts.

I guess the Talented Mr.Riley look my be the look I am looking for. Need to think Italian.

Need a cool hat too.

That's not a bad place to start. I've said before on here there are some excellent threads in that film. It's been on cable a few times recently and I keep watching it until Jude Law gets whacked, then I switch over.

The Jude Law version?  The 1960 French original is much better...
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Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on June 07, 2015, 09:37:19 AM
Yes, if searching for continental style clues, I'd go for A plein soleil, the Alain Delon film. Not only it's a better film per se, but it's the real deal on clothes, cars, etc. The talented mr. Ripley isn't bad and there is cool clobber on display, but as it happens with many 50s-60s based films it feels they tried too hard to replicate the era and ends up in something too stylized to ring true.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 07, 2015, 11:52:24 AM
Don't know about looking good in hot weather but I can certainly show you how to look bad. The look for this summer is shorts paired with long sleeve jackets ... or any jacket in fact. WTF is all that about? It's just wrong


(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/inluxury/1025/1377262369998/mens-shortsjpg/ALTERNATES/w940-land/Mens-shorts.jpg)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Rod on June 07, 2015, 11:59:40 AM
Just the latest stupid phase that the movers and shakers of fashion predictably try to foist upon us. Too hot for long trousers = too hot for a blazer. Cool enough for a jacket = cool enough for man trousers. The junior schoolboy look is never flattering on a grown man, and yes that still counts for those weirdos in Bermuda too!
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on June 07, 2015, 07:35:02 PM
Must admit I like those white shorts though. They look like they could be seersucker.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: babyshambler on June 07, 2015, 09:19:17 PM
I don't ever wear shorts. That's not any kind of bold statement considering I live in the north of England, but even on the rare occasion we get 90 degrees or summat I'll stick to some lightweight trousers and whatever else on top. It's maybe weird, but it's just a 'thing' of mine. I don't do shorts.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Rod on June 07, 2015, 11:00:16 PM
I don't ever wear shorts. That's not any kind of bold statement considering I live in the north of England, but even on the rare occasion we get 90 degrees or summat I'll stick to some lightweight trousers and whatever else on top. It's maybe weird, but it's just a 'thing' of mine. I don't do shorts.

Me neither. There's something undignified about it, unless you're within spitting distance of the beach, the pool or the gym. I've seen too many middle aged American men having Sunday brunch in diners wearing baggy pleated cut off khakis and displaying bandy legs that couldn't stop a pig in a passage and chicken ankles with no socks and loafers or boat shoes. Enough to put you off your pancakes!
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Mutley on June 08, 2015, 10:42:35 AM
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Quote from: Darren on June 06, 2015, 07:53:49 PM
I am getting hot even thinking about knit tops, jeans, and light weight suits. Its only been about 19 degrees here in the uk today and that is short sleeves and shorts weather for me. I usually go for a smart polo, short sleeved shirt and smart shorts.

I guess the Talented Mr.Riley look my be the look I am looking for. Need to think Italian.

Need a cool hat too.

That's not a bad place to start. I've said before on here there are some excellent threads in that film. It's been on cable a few times recently and I keep watching it until Jude Law gets whacked, then I switch over.

Never seen that film but was on my radar - So Jude Law gets whacked?!! Bit of a spoiler... :D
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: detroitmike on June 08, 2015, 11:43:40 AM
I don't ever wear shorts. That's not any kind of bold statement considering I live in the north of England, but even on the rare occasion we get 90 degrees or summat I'll stick to some lightweight trousers and whatever else on top. It's maybe weird, but it's just a 'thing' of mine. I don't do shorts.

Me neither. There's something undignified about it, unless you're within spitting distance of the beach, the pool or the gym. I've seen too many middle aged American men having Sunday brunch in diners wearing baggy pleated cut off khakis and displaying bandy legs that couldn't stop a pig in a passage and chicken ankles with no socks and loafers or boat shoes. Enough to put you off your pancakes!

Brunch? I've seen them at dinner, with shorts and Flip Flops! Worst yet is really nice restaurants, and they come in from "the game", to have dinner... You're dressed for the ball park, maybe you should eat there?1
It's just another casualty, of the "I want to be comfortable" mentality.
Rod, mark my words, they'll be showing up for brunch in their PJ's soon...
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Trotsky on June 08, 2015, 01:13:51 PM
OK so shorts may be on the casual side most of the time but this shouldn't mean we kiss them goodbye and never look at them again. When it gets hot, shorts are more comfortable than trousers even with a lightweight fabric. I don't subscribe to the theory that suffering makes you a better person or that sweating makes you more attractive.

The issue with smart shorts is that they need to be cut right, be the right length and your socks and shoes need special attention. You also might want to do some leg-based exercise to ensure that the musculature on show isn't on the weedy end of the spectrum.

If you look at how the ladies deal with getting their legs out you'll see they lose the socks, wear tights, use fake tan and shave. You can't just swap your long trousers for shorts without some thought. I'm not suggesting we shave but you get the idea.

So I'd like to see how we can include shorts without looking scruffy.

What sort of smart shoes look good?
On the knee/ below or above?
Colours?
Pattern or plain?
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on June 08, 2015, 05:26:19 PM
I'm with you on this, Trots. It's true that shorts aren't the smartest trousers around but that doesn't make them the worst choice when the heat is killing you. It's not only they are more confortable, if you choose & match them well they won't become a sartorial faux pas. That is, always above the knee, without cargo pockets and with a short sleeved sportshirt/popover, a knitted light top, a polo or even a cool t-shirt. Footwise, trainers, deck shoes, canvas dessies or even driving mocs (tho they're not my cup of tea). I admit that having cyclist and not too hairy (& tanned) legs helps too  ;D. I reckon in the tanning issue we southern europeans have some advantege over you brits  ;).

And Rod, I've got a swimming pool at walking distance from my home. Does it mean I can wear shorts without feeling guilty? ;D
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: detroitmike on June 08, 2015, 07:11:40 PM
Shorts have their place, don't get me wrong but I object to them being worn as "evening wear", also, when you get to be someone of *ahem* "my age", you my want to limit your public wearing of them, most people can do w/o the sight of that... ;)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on June 09, 2015, 08:11:23 AM
Oh, I forgot it Mike! With shorts I follow the Gremlins' rule too: never after the sun sets.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Darren on July 17, 2015, 08:39:52 PM
Just found this :-) not too sure :-\

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8p8ztAOEo1qkrbvio1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Rod on July 17, 2015, 09:53:16 PM
Nay, nay and thrice nay!

I did a bit on the blog about shorts recently. This look of bare ankles and loafers or boat shoes looks rank. It's not good on Weller when he was a decent looking bloke in decent shape. It's appalling on fat middle aged Americans with Dunlap disease and saddle-bound legs.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: banjo on July 18, 2015, 01:32:10 PM
After spending most of yesterday on the very hot,sweaty and smelly London Underground I have come to the conclusion that only a bespoke thong is suitable for such travelling.
 :)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on July 19, 2015, 09:41:35 AM
Nay, nay and thrice nay!

I did a bit on the blog about shorts recently. This look of bare ankles and loafers or boat shoes looks rank. It's not good on Weller when he was a decent looking bloke in decent shape. It's appalling on fat middle aged Americans with Dunlap disease and saddle-bound legs.

I don't dislike the Weller look in this pic at all (minus the hair, for one reason or another, after the Jam the man has never chosen the hairdo that suits him better), tho' I'd change the tasseled loafers for deck shoes or white lo-tech sneakers. Classic Ivy League look. Anyway, horses for courses, etc.

Shorts won't do you any favours if you're in bad shape, but with a slim frame you can pull the look off. That said, I insist one wears shorts strictly for comfortability, not in pursuit of sharpness. It's not just the heat here, but a 70% humidity, so when weekend comes you run to the swimming pool and spend the day in shorts.

Oh, and be careful with flip flops, not only they're ugly, they damage the feet.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: lammyrider on July 19, 2015, 11:09:21 AM
For me it just looks like Weller forgot to put his trews on when getting dressed and no one had the heart to tell him  ;)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Darren on May 13, 2018, 10:19:05 AM
And of course, for holiday, I will need a hat, as not much hair left  ;D ::)

Pork pie ?

(https://myvinyldreams.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/council.jpg?w=620)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on May 13, 2018, 12:22:34 PM
And of course, for holiday, I will need a hat, as not much hair left  ;D ::)

Pork pie ?

(https://myvinyldreams.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/council.jpg?w=620)

Good option. And how about a seersucker or linen cap?

(https://i.imgur.com/HSp42fQ.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/Jq6sqVB.png?1)
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 13, 2018, 02:09:05 PM
Huv tae confess oan the rare occasions it does get really hot here ma preferred option is still tae stay indoors wi' the curtains drawn.

Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Martin G on May 13, 2018, 02:26:12 PM
You'll let the long hot summer just pass you by then??
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Simon Bond on May 13, 2018, 09:01:12 PM
Trooser legs rolled up.
String semmit
Knotted hankie oan ma napper.

What about this ^^^. .
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Claretbluemod on May 14, 2018, 10:00:30 AM
I live in Livorno -Tuscany, west coast and sometimes I work in Lucca, Firenze etc. and it can be very hot. For me it's mocassins (always with socks!), staprest or creased trousers, shirt (90% + tie) and lightweight jacket at work. Mocassins/loafers, bowling shoes or driving shoes chinos/staprest/white jeans, check s/s shirts, poloshirts (always buttoned up), cycling tops, boating blazer either with shirt&tie or poloshirt in spare time.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 14, 2018, 01:52:38 PM
You'll let the long hot summer just pass you by then??


Aye.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 14, 2018, 01:53:18 PM
Trooser legs rolled up.
String semmit
Knotted hankie oan ma napper.

What about this ^^^. .


That's in the hoose.


Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Lord Mulberry on May 14, 2018, 02:09:55 PM
I usually for the smarter rockabilly look, so something like bowling, aloha loop shirts, slacks, basket weave, spats or dessies
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Simon Bond on May 14, 2018, 03:34:02 PM
Trooser legs rolled up.
String semmit
Knotted hankie oan ma napper.

What about this ^^^. .


That's in the hoose.

Whit , a knotted hankie in the hoose. .whit fur. .
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on May 14, 2018, 04:24:37 PM
Mocassins/loafers, bowling shoes or driving shoes chinos/staprest/white jeans, check s/s shirts, poloshirts (always buttoned up), cycling tops, boating blazer either with shirt&tie or poloshirt in spare time.

Add some shorts to the mix and you're sure to survive our hot humid mediterranean summers in style. 
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Simon Bond on May 14, 2018, 04:29:02 PM
Mocassins/loafers, bowling shoes or driving shoes chinos/staprest/white jeans, check s/s shirts, poloshirts (always buttoned up), cycling tops, boating blazer either with shirt&tie or poloshirt in spare time.

Add some shorts to the mix and you're sure to survive our hot humid mediterranean summers in style.

A blistering 20C here today , bike , shorts , short-sleeved cycling jersey , sorted. .
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Claretbluemod on May 14, 2018, 07:29:20 PM
Mocassins/loafers, bowling shoes or driving shoes chinos/staprest/white jeans, check s/s shirts, poloshirts (always buttoned up), cycling tops, boating blazer either with shirt&tie or poloshirt in spare time.

Add some shorts to the mix and you're sure to survive our hot humid mediterranean summers in style.

I never wear shorts in town (I don't want to be like my scruffy fellow citizens.. 8) ), I usually wear them when I go to the beach  ;); I've got three pairs: white Barba, berry Fred Perry, black Marlboro with crease

I forgot to mention my two pairs of summer desert boots (lightweight, made in Italy) one in mint, one in sand
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 16, 2018, 09:36:57 AM
Trooser legs rolled up.
String semmit
Knotted hankie oan ma napper.

What about this ^^^. .


That's in the hoose.

Whit , a knotted hankie in the hoose. .whit fur. .

Ma livin' room light has a 100w bulb.

Cannae be too careful.

Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Simon Bond on May 16, 2018, 06:08:08 PM
Trooser legs rolled up.
String semmit
Knotted hankie oan ma napper.

What about this ^^^. .


That's in the hoose.

Whit , a knotted hankie in the hoose. .whit fur. .

Ma livin' room light has a 100w bulb.

Cannae be too careful.


               True. .
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 05, 2018, 04:58:39 PM
Thoughts on a gingham buttondown with sleeves rolled up, shorts and canvas deck shoes?
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: greenstreet on June 05, 2018, 06:17:59 PM
Thoughts on a gingham buttondown with sleeves rolled up, shorts and canvas deck shoes?


Just fine, but if the shirt's not a popover I'd have it tucked in. Anyway, it also depends on the shirt's length.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Rod on June 05, 2018, 06:56:31 PM
My last two blog posts have been head to toe linen. No need to give up style just cos the mercury is rising.
Title: Re: How to look good in hot weather
Post by: Kol on August 20, 2018, 11:49:21 PM
I think it is hot in The Congo. Clean living under difficult circumstances indeed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W27PnUuXR_A&t=22s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W27PnUuXR_A&t=22s)