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 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.

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.

Another gold star issued to Greg from Arizona, who knocks this outfit out of the park.  I think the light-colored shoes and radically open quarters on the jacket really “springify” this outfit.  Also the grass helps.

Another gold star issued to Greg from Arizona, who knocks this outfit out of the park.  I think the light-colored shoes and radically open quarters on the jacket really “springify” this outfit.  Also the grass helps.