Greg in Phoenix is a wonderful example of elegant dressing in the summer heat. Here he is, about to begin a weekend jaunt, hopefully to somewhere that isn’t as nightmarish as Phoenix. The elements are simple as can be: tropical wool trousers, light, probably partially lined sportcoat, blue shirt, blue tie. This is a recipe for free drinks on the airplane, if you ask me.
Greg from Arizona is one of my favorite hot weather dressers. Here he’s wearing tropical-weight patterned wool trousers, which he’s balancing with a dark blue sport coat and plain white shirt. I’m presuming that that coat doesn’t have a full lining. Unless you’ll be outside for a long stretch of time, a lightweight coat will often keep you cooler than short sleeves, by keeping your flesh out of the sun. Tropical-weight wool also wears surprisingly cool. Of course, since most of us spend most hot days in a climate-controlled environment, covering your arms and legs serves the secondary purpose of keeping the AC chill off the skin.