So you’re heading to an outdoor wedding/family reunion/meet the parents dinner or some other occasion for which you need to pull it together and look presentable. No problem, you know what to do. But wait, did we mention it’s going to be 90 degrees outside? Great, now you can sweat through that heavy suit of yours, a misery no amount of booze can remedy.
Don’t fret just yet, there is a solution to your semi-formal summer dressing difficulties. If you don’t own a lightweight cotton blazer, now is the time to invest. Not only do they make casual summer pieces like polos and chinos look more put-together, they are way more comfortable than the warm wool sport coat you have hanging in your closet. What is our favorite one, you ask? The Shipley & Halmos Park Chambray Blazer is not only the perfect mix of modern and classic styling, it’s 1/4-lined interior and cotton fabrication ensure you stay cool even on the hottest of afternoons. Its slim fit gives a modern, polished look to your favorite polo if an oxford is out of the question. Go ahead, treat yourself to something nice, it’s a holiday weekend after all. Snag it for $495 at shipley-halmos.com.