What I Wore Today: Heat of the Summer

July 30th, 2013

Rule #1 of the Articles of Style Office: Bring Your “A” Game.

“Heat of the Summer”

Vote for your favorite look using the poll below and tell us why in the comments!



“The nylon jacket is key for warm days when it might rain.”



“Suit jacket and tank top – it doesn’t get much more high/low than that.”






“It’s a tropical-weight power stripes kind of Tuesday.”


Thanks for reading,

Articles of Style


Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • http://www.finegentleman.com.au Marty

    Voted for Alex, it’s the kind of outfit i’d wear for casual Friday at work as it would no doubt make the people around me smile.

  • Ivar

    Dan is rockin’ it as usual. He looks great in anything I have seen him in.

  • James

    Voted for Alex. Because summer.

  • Michael

    Gonna go with Alex. Seems like a very summer appropriate outfit for an urban environment like NYC. And something I’d wear sans the hat [since I’m not much of a hat guy].

  • John L

    Wes has the color coordination nailed. Dan flunked the shoe thing; should have gone with a deep brown. And Jesus tan those legs. Please! Either that or put them away.

  • John Foster, III

    Dan is slamming again. Like the sockless look with the wingtips. Very cool indeed.

  • BF

    Dan you baller…

  • Alec

    Alex, you are looking great lately! Good job!

    Dan was a close second and very sharp but Alex is the champ.

    I don’t even know why, it just is!

    • Michael

      Ok Alex, if you’re fake commenting on yourself, your not doing a very good job hiding it by indicating ‘Alec’ as your name. ;)

  • Arsene

    Dan. Because the other boys aren’t doing it like grown ass Dan. | PROPORTIONS!

  • Anonymous

    Dan. Because the other boys aren’t doing it like grown ass Dan. | PROPORTIONS

  • TO

    Dan because of the classic pose. And, well, because he has a pinstripe summer suit.

  • RIchard

    Alex has really been killing it lately.

    • http://profblack.blogspot.kr/ Professor Black

      I agree.

  • Max

    Yet another stellar showing. Just curious, any tips on wearing the push-up sleeves look with your blazer if you have…muscular arms? Any jacket I have that’s slim enough to pull it off is too slim in the sleeves to push it past the middle of my forearm. Maybe it’s just better suited to the lanky fellas…

  • jC

    Going with Wes. Dan always overdresses

  • Chris Piane

    Dan DESTROYS it today! No competition. He is THE BOSS. There is no doubt about it. POWERFUL! I really dig it!

    • Chris Piane

      You think you’re big time! Well you’re going to die big time! ‘Cause Dan is going to kill you!!! Sorry, I’ve had a few vodka tonics and I’m feeling a bit loopy.

  • http://howtobuyasuit.com How to Buy a Suit

    Dan looks dapper, that’s for sure. The others are a bit more fashion forward for my taste.

  • http://undefined sam

    WES. love plain tank tops in the summer. paired with the blazer, it just looks killer. may i ask where u got the blazer?

  • Wayne

    Dan wins this one, hands down!

    Questions for Towni: 1) How long did it take you to grow your hair out to that length? 2) Did you use anything to help it grow faster (e.g. coconut oil) ?

    • http://tsbmen.com Townsend

      Hey man, it has taken me about a year… Granted, I did start with practically a buzz cut. The trick with growing it out is keeping it even as it gets longer. I haven’t gotten an actual “cut” in about a year, but I go to the barber every couple months or so to get a trim; I’d have the most epic mullet otherwise. I just use shampoo and conditioner, my hair tends to grow pretty quickly. I’ve had relatively short hairstyles my entire life, so I figured it would be fun to mix it up!

      Thanks for reading!

      • http://undefined TimL

        Start pulling it back in a pony tail for that Euro-look.

        • Brent Kuz

          No please don’t

      • your sister

        Towni I love you but cut your hair you look like a hanson brother.

        • http://tsbmen.com Townsend

          Nice! Mmmbop is my jam.

  • Joe

    It was a tossup between Alex and Dan, Alex won the toss, so Alex gets my vote.

  • Marshall Mulherin

    My dude Wes kilt it. Those colors are so perfect together

  • Jack

    All very impressive looks. Digging these WIWT outdoor shoots.

  • http://undefined Joshua

    Going with Towni today… It just looks effortless to me, so i really liked it, but overall everyone was on point today. Dan was that shirt you’re wearing today made by Angel Bespoke?

  • LouCaves

    Went with Dan today. Looks like a boss but still has a laid back flavor going without the socks.

    Thanks, TSB.

  • Johann

    Dan. Not a fan of tank tops at all.

  • http://undefined TimL

    Dan, you look sharp as always but I’m giving this one to Alex. Very summery look on the hot days.

    Ps… Alex, your looking like a whole different person with you hair growing back dude!!! Keep it up.

  • Kiel


    Those jeans seem like a really good cut for you.

  • http://wideeyestightwallets.com Adam

    Towni takes this one…all good looks but something about Towni’s just stood out to me. It’s sharp, but subtle, and I dig it, although it would have been nice to be able to see a bit more of the outfit under the jacket (hard to see the blazer, especially).

  • Mr Saint

    Dan looks amazing but I had to go with Towni, his outfit just seems more attainable for us mere mortals to be able to put together. It is a handful of versatile pieces composed nicely together and it is seasonal – all the things this site promotes.

  • John B

    Going with Wes.

    I like the cut hems on Alex’s pants too! More noticeable than last time on the white pants, by the way.