Over the weekend I saw The Great Gatsby, which got me thinking about warm weather, seemingly debonair gentlemen and dressing for dinner. With summer fast approaching it is time to pull the linen out from the back of the closet and to aid in this process I thought this week I would touch on some simple ways to wear linen…thank you Ms. Lyons and Mr. Drexler for inspiration.
It’s an unwritten rule that in summer, business attire takes on a relaxed feel, especially in the warmer weather climates. Incorporate summer into your dress, even if you spend your days in an office, by bringing a lightness to what you wear with a linen blazer. There are numerous color options but you can’t go wrong with navy. I like, if your office dress code allows, pairing it with a crisp white t-shirt underneath and a pair of summer dyed chinos for a warm wash of color. To finish off the look add a pair of blue suede wingtips and do Mr. Gatsby proud.
For the weekends embrace the warm summer air with a linen shirt. Linen is great for summer because of the breathability of the fabric and inherent wrinkles that give it character. Blue and white stripes bring the nautical trend to mind in a subtle way, while pairing the shirt with a pop summer color short adds a tropical feel…even if you aren’t at the beach. Lace up a pair of Vans and you are ready for a weekend of fun.
- Ludlow Sport Coat in Herringbone Italian Linen
- Sun Faded Chino
- Broken in Pocket Tee
- Kenton Suede Wing Tips
- Slim Irish Linen in Broad Stripe
- Irish Linen Shirt
- 11" Stanton Short
- Vans for JCrew
Have an event and are wondering what to wear? Leave a comment below and I’ll source it out for you.