Damn, it is hot as hell outside during these period. Here are short tips to survive these season:
1. Long-flowing, loose-fitting garments actually keep you cooler than shorts. Just look at the Saudis. (The Saudi men, anyway; the women are forced to wear polyester) A long linen robe is bound to promote a lot more air circulation. A good one is the popular dashiki
2. Wear textured fabrics. Seersucker, madras, hopsack, oxford, and linen all have something in common: they’re summer favorites with a distinct texture. And they all serve one purpose to keep part of the fabric away from the skin. By only touching parts of the epidermis, they allow for air channels to open right up.
3. Undershirts. We recommend a heather-gray V-neck T-shirt. It’ll keep the sweat from reaching your overshirt (especially the pits, which tank tops most certainly do not) without showing through a white collared one, like the overrated white-on-white V-neck effect. And, hey, at least a damp undershirt will cool you down when that breeze hits.
4. Embrace light colors. Dark colors absorb light and heat, light colors reflect light; logic ensues.
5. Don’t wear a hat, unless it’s a straw one. The single point on your body where the most heat escapes is your head. That’s why you wear a knit cap in the winter. When it’s blistering out, you want that heat to escape. So, leave the hats on the rack.
6. Put a bandanna in your back pocket. For wiping and wetting. Sometimes a damp cloth on the back of the neck is that fine line between genius and insanity.
7. Don’t wear light blue. It shows sweat more than anything else you own.
8. No lined blazers. No matter how hot it is, some guys must wear a jacket to work. We’ve been going on and on and on about summer blazers for, well, ever now, but here’s a short recap: Blazers are usually lined with silk, satin or polyester; none of which breathe very well. This traps in the heat. This makes you want to die when it’s this hot. Unlined blazers are your best friend in this type of environment, and lots of others.