What I Wore Today: Damn It’s Hot!

June 25th, 2013

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

“Damn It’s Hot!”

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



“It’s hot and sticky in NYC today – so i’m either carrying this DB outside or hopping straight into a taxi.”



“No games during the hot weather – linen blend band collar shirt and chino shorts. Being comfortable is always the top priority.”



“The classic blue blazer + khakis combo, hot summer day edition.”



“Another crazy hot day in NYC, keeping cool in linen and these dope leather espadrilles made by our buddy Gagan, if all goes well he’ll be selling them online soon.”



Thanks for reading,

The Articles of Style Team


Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • massimo

    Alex, mostly because you got your hair finally working for you.

  • Jordan

    Gonna go with Dan . Classic. Where I’m from you get laughed at exposing ur legs unless u on the ball court

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Really. Where’s that?

  • Austin G.

    Dan, love the shoe/shoelace combo.

  • http://sentenceaday.com Mitko Karshovski

    I have to be honest I’m not a huge fan of the band collar shirt, but I am really digging the one that Wes has on today…got my vote!

  • Anonymous

    Alex, aka the truth!! Those kicks are sweet

  • Steve

    Way to go Alex, this is my first vote for you! Your clothing style has improved 1000%.

  • TO

    Wes today. Easy, breezy!

  • Sergio

    Alex as it’s simple and honestly super clean and an awesome summer look!

  • Bateman

    Like Towni’s look, especially the shirt. Where did you get that?

  • Joe

    The more I see Dan’s DB jacket, the more I like it. I’ve been thinking of adding a DB jacket to my closet, but as a bigger guy, I’m not sure if I can pull it off. Any words on what body types DB jackets look best on (and perhaps look worst on as well)?

    • Chris

      You can get a DB that looks good on any body shape, so long as it’s tailored right. There is a theory that short guys can’t wear them, but I’m 5’8” and a slim fitting, shorter length DB looks great.

      • Joe

        Ok, I’m pulling the trigger. If my wife asks, I’m telling her Chris told me to.

  • Galps

    I have been waiting for those espradrilles since seeing that post. Amazing.

    • Gagan


      Glad you like them and appreciate you waiting! Look for things to happen within the next week.

      • neil

        I have been looking for the espadrilles too – keep us posted

  • M.

    Dan, you look killer. If it was early spring or early autumn, I’d vote for you. What watch and band are those? They’re a striking combo.
    I voted for Wes because I love that shirt.
    Them quads coming in, too. :D

  • Misha G.

    Alex for president!!!!

  • http://WideEyesTightWallets.com Adam

    Tough choice between Wes and Alex (Dan looks dapper as always, but I take points off for not being able to walk outside. Also makes me yearn for the day that I can afford to taxi my way around Chicago when it gets too hot for blazers and suits). Going with Wes mostly because I’ve been pining for my own pair of saddle-back or spectator shoes and those look great. Is that band-collar shirt a popover too (looks like it)? Where from?

    • TO


  • LouCaves

    Another vote for Alex from me.

    I dig contrasting color of the sole on the espadrilles instead of the usual black heels/soles.

    Thanks, TSB.

    • Gagan

      Thanks LouCaves! Glad you like them.

  • Michał

    Vote goes to Dan! Great jacket,and all stuff r in perfect colours. Great job as always!!

  • josh

    Alex. Looks minimal in style and colour, nailed the fits and reasonable for a hot day!

  • Jack

    Alex – Is that an Old Navy shirt?

    • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

      Uniqlo, they have great Linen shirts in tons of colors.

      • Jack

        Thanks for the response. I’d probably go buy one if we had Uniqlo here.

        • Jerk

          They’re online now son!

  • http://www.gent.ro Viorel

    Those leather espadrilles are amazing! Alex has my vote!

    • Gagan

      Thanks Viorel! Glad you like them.

  • Bob

    Alex, Towni, Wes,

    I’ve been shopping shorts this season and I noticed a lot of retailers carry an 11″ inseam and a 9″ inseam. It looks like all 3 of you went with a 9″ inseam short. Is the longer 11″ Bermuda (aka club) short just out of style these days, or is this merely coincidence?

    The longer 11″ inseam seems more like a “going out” look, while the 9″ you all are wearing looks a lot more casual imo. Any comments on that? Thanks!

    • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

      Hey Bob, my shorts are actually a 7″ inseam. Being a bit shorter than the average guy I have to go with a 7″ inseam to get the shorts to hit just above my knee. I generally don’t like shorts hitting at or past my knee, but that’s more of a personal preference, I’ve seen some guys wearing 11″ inseam and pulling it off.

      • cam

        i wear an 11″ inseam and my shorts hit exactly the same as alex. i’m 6’2 and have a very short torso and long longs. i think it all depends on your body type as to the inseam you need and what looks best. ive seen guys that are short and athletic with huge quads pull off 5″ inseams which would look absurd on me. its my opinion that nicely tailored and a few inches above the knee is always a safe bet.

        • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

          Great comment Cam. Thx

          • cam

            i learned from the best

  • Jerk

    First time I’ve ever voted for Alex.

    • http://tsbmen.com Alex Crawford

      Ha, thanks Jerk!

      • http://undefined Daniel

        Seriously though, Alex, you’ve got summer on lock.

    • Joe


  • Kiel

    Hard choice, but I’m going with Dan. GREEN!

  • John B

    Dan with Towni just a hit behind!
    Any recommendations for linen blazers? Or even a post like the one you did with the tweed jackets!

  • Ian K

    Gotta go with Alex today.

  • Daniel

    What type of shoes is Dan wearing?

    • John B

      I think they’re Grey Florsheim longwings!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Grey Florsheim Veblen: http://bit.ly/14VAQ8D

  • Johann

    Alex today.

  • Greg

    Dan that jacket is still a favorite. Did you design that one yourself? I haven’t really seen an emerald/forest green coloring in-store anyplace.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Thanks Greg. Yup, one of one :)

  • Sean

    I’ve got to hand it to Alex for wearing an outfit that I could sport on the hottest of days down here in FL. Wes’ outfit would work great too, but Alex had the right accessories.

  • Joe

    Another close one between Dan and Alex. I flipped a coin and Alex won, sorry Dan.

    Best of luck with the Style Guide expansion, I’m rooting for y’all.