Summer is upon us and with such fierce fury you’d think we went out with her and didn’t call her back. Sometimes, the living isn’t easy in the summertime and we have to find innovative and chic ways to still make it to the office and to parties without looking like a ball of sweat. Most of us are not lucky enough to work in space where swim trunks are acceptable attire so we’re begging the life hack gods to send us some tips. Here are our top tips on how to beat the heat in style this summer!
Layer It On
You may wonder why anyone would ask you to wear more clothes in the summer however, living in India we’re constantly moving from very cold, air-conditioned rooms to 40-degree heat and back into cool cars. It can be troublesome to find one outfit that can juggle all these roles. To manage for this, think about light, breathable layers that will regulate your temperature while still looking good. Think of light jackets in linen, linen trousers, pure cotton shirts and jersey t-shirts.
When you’re customizing a suit, shirt or jacket with Herringbone & Sui, you have the ability to be as complicated or simplistic as you like. For summertime, we always recommend that you tone down your made-to-measure suiting and shirtings. This is because all those additional pieces of fabric used for padding, lining and trimmings add up and will start to get you hot and bothered. Use this time of year to choose a few simple, elegant and timeless garments with minimal detailing that will keep your head in the game.
Summer in India means sweat and sweat often leads to unsightly sweat stains. Think about fabrics that absorb water and those that will give you a little flexibility when it comes to these marks. If you’re wearing a grey, light blue or pastel coloured shirt, be sure to stay indoors. If you know that you’re going to be heading outside then thing of a white shirt or anything with a pattern or print. These designs will help disguise those patches and give you the confidence of a cool breeze. Surprisingly, black also works well for hiding stains but also absorbs heat so isn’t always a wise choice.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
If your feet are cool, you better believe that the rest of your body will feel more comfortable. Choosing shoes for the summer is extremely important which is why we offer customized, made-to-measure footwear that you can modify as per your requirements. Choose fabrics that are breathable like canvas, leather and natural-fibre versus rubber or synthetic shoes. Perforated leather is another great option that can look both formal and casual while giving your feet some room to breathe. If you can manage, always wear socks in the summer because sweaty feet smell and that’s not something our shoes can help you with!