Enter summer 2019. The dog days. Rampant climate change and tropical humidity has seemingly rendered anything less lightweight than Pima cotton unwearable. ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ was wrong; the world will end in fire, not ice.
For the gentleman unconvinced by the lull of trends, Mat Klingberg’s TRUNK will already be a name entrenched in your sartorial vocabulary. Here’s a recap of your hot-weather solutions…
Wool conjures up hand knits, chin-grazing necklines, and sweltering insulation. Note Ring Jacket’s ‘New Balloon’ suiting fabric, crafted in proprietary wool for beautiful, classic structure, twisted in a breezy open weave. Seek out unlined, soft blazers à la Barena and hopsack varieties from Lardini to complete winning formulas.
BLUR THE LINEN
Or, your Pavlovian response to ascending temperatures. Anything linen — Tomorrowland makes lovely pants from the cool-to-the-touch fabric; shirts in linen-cotton blends — is fair game for a dégagé kind of elegance in summer; its non-wrinkle-resistance properties one to be reveled in, not worked against. Fully commit to the material with a patterned linen-silk blend tie courtesy of Stefanobigi Milano.
Finally, come back to these pieces in exactly a year’s time. And again the next.