White Hot Summer

July 30th, 2015

Nothing looks fresher and cooler on a hot summer day than a crispy white fabric.

The Liberty Fairs menswear show, which was held during a very hot week in NYC, was a great showcase of just how versatile and chic white tailoring can be for warm weather.

Here are just a few examples to get you thinking.

White Trousers


Our friend Kamau Hosten knows a thing or two about seasonal tailoring.



White Jeans


Jonathan Sigmon of Allan Flusser bespoke is all about the classics with a subtle modern twist, like a pair of slim white jeans with a cropped hem and frayed edges.



White Cargos

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Thierry of Genteel Flair was in the house wearing a smart Spring/Summer sportcoat with a pair of slim cargos. It’s hard to go wrong with blues, greys and whites.

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White Chinos

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I have a feeling In Anderson, aka the timeless wardrobe engineer, aka “from squalor to baller“, will be dressing the same way for the next sixty years. Even for the most conservative dressers, a white chino doesn’t have to be overly flashy. Pair it with some staples like tan sportcoat and brown penny loafers and call it “summer-appropriate”.

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White 3-Piece Short Suit!?

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An the outfit of the summer (so far) goes to… Jason Andrew.

We photograph a lot of guys in a lot outfits. Rarely does someone stand-out the way Jason does. He consistently nails the “casually tailored” aesthetic that we are all about. Anybody can pair together some flashy suits, shirts and ties – like the bespoke guys and the crowds at Pitti Uomo – but Jason understands casual menswear in a way that is non-fussy and down right swaggy.

For example, how about a makeshift 3-piece short suit (including a pinstripe waistcoat and pleated shorts) worn with a short-sleeved henley and suede bucks. That’s not something too many guys would even think of trying to pull-off. And, of course, the accessories are carefully hand-picked to finish it all off.

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My favorite part is that, although Jason can out-dress most of the editors and stylists in the menswear industry, he doesn’t even work in the business. Like the Dandy Doctor Andre Churcwell (who spends his days teaching surgical procedures and saving lives), Jason goes about his business, looking extra fly while helping children develop better futures.

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For more on Jason’s unique style, check out his Profile from last Winter as well as our most recent WIWT.

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Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • Sam Morty

    Loving these looks for the most part, still a little skeptical on the shorts suit, but gotta love the boldness. I’ve got a few shirts from Thomas Dean that I’m dying to try with some of these looks.

    Btw, TD is having a sale right now and I figure I should spread the love on that, here’s the link.


  • Colin Stro

    Everything about all of this is awesome. Well done by aos on this one.

  • Sean

    Jason shows that shorts with a suit is possible! If the suit jacket is as unconstructed and casual as possible….

  • Kyle Leon Norville

    those white cargos will be on my mind for a while now… I need those within my life.

  • http://angelbespoke.tumblr.com/ Angel Ramos


  • Jeanscuffed

    I’ve heard of wearing all black to murder the scene but Jason just did it in all white….NASTY!!

  • Ishandev

    Where is the jacket from? The whole look is top notch!

  • LarsBrown.

    Man, there is no way that white-on-white outfit is even entering my realm of imagination. So cool.

  • http://www.online-instagram.com/user/easyandawesome/1217714417 olrichm

    Jason Andrew certainly pulls off that look! quite impressive

  • cam

    id like to know the make of the suede bucks if possible.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Ralph Lauren.

      • cam

        thanks dan! patiently waiting on the new line from you…

        • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

          Thanks Cam! It’s NOT going to disappoint, I promise. We’re making great progress every day… whole new site and collection should be live in September. Looking forward to fitting you as one of our first clients!

  • TO

    The white cargos are clever, a little unexpected. As is of course Mr. Andrew’s white suit mashup. The subtle pattern with the waistcoat probably makes it work better than if it were three all pure white pieces. What a tropical vacation outfit that would be!

  • Miguel

    Jason Andrew killing it!!!

    • Timothy Kiah

      He sure is, so chic and yet classic at the same time. I love the distressness of it.

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