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.
Our friend Kamau Hosten knows a thing or two about seasonal tailoring.
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”.
White 3-Piece Short Suit!?
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.
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.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.