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Summer is here, but so is the burn! Our friends at Ledbury recently wrote a blog post about how to keep cool under the collar during this sweltering heat. One of the tips from their head stylist Alex is to rely more on white shirts, which are better at reflecting the sun’s rays than darker colors. Some of Ledbury’s cooler, summer whites include this fine-twill spread collar, Mayfield oxford, royal twill French cuff, and the Corman polo. The long-sleeved shirts can be worn with sport coats or suits, whereas the polo is designed for a more off-duty look.
For guys who wear French cuff shirts, The Hanger Project just received some new cufflinks. Included are some options from Codis Maya, a English company that’s developed accessories for luxury houses such as Lanvin and Asprey. The Hanger Project’s selection is on the more affordable side of things, although if you’re ready for a splurge, they also have Lapis Lazuli links modeled after a vintage design. Also, for those looking for deals, their sister site A Suitable Wardrobe is holding a final closeout sale.
For neckwear, Chipp has warm-weather options in the form of Matka and Shantung ties (slubby, textured silks with slightly different grades of sheen). And although their silk knits can be worn year-round, their casual nature make them an easy pairing with casual summer sport coats.
Gustin is mostly known for their jeans, but even they’ll admit denim can be stuffy on a hot day. Their alternative: cotton twill shorts, which have been put through a garment wash in order to give them a more comfortable, broken-in feel. The leg line is slightly tapered for a tailored look, while the inseam comes down 9″ to give you that middle-ground on length. Made in the USA from American fabrics, but cost less than imported shorts from major brands.
Finally, our thanks to Proper Cloth and Private White VC. Proper Cloth just added some new fabric options to their “under $100″ custom shirt category. Private White VC, meanwhile, invites you to take their survey for a 15% off coupon (good on any full-priced item purchased before end of June).