HOW TO COOL DOWN IN SUMMERTIME
By S. Charlie Weyman
Summer is a great time for many things. We get music festivals in the park, reasons to go to the beach, and better afternoons spent on the porch. At the same time, it can be hard to enjoy anything when the weather is hot and humid. Aside from making you uncomfortable, those climbing temperatures can make you sweaty, which – much like wearing matching ties and pocket square sets, or haggling with locals abroad – will always make you look bad.
So, how to deal with the heat?
Fabrics: Your intuition might be to stick to cottons and linens over wool, but in reality, the fibers in a fabric are less important than the fabric’s weave and weight. Look for things that feel light and loosely woven. You can hold a fabric up to the light, for example, to see if it’s porous. The more breathable the fabric, the cooler you’ll feel.