Summer doesn't have to be about wearing progressively less clothing until by the end of August you're resembling a shabby beach bum—it's all about the material.
The key is, and always has been, linen, which can be made into cool, breathable items of nearly any description that will allow you to score a table in a proper restaurant, yet not overheat under scorching summer temperatures.
Read on for six essential examples:
Trim fit with slightly slanting pockets for a hand-tailored look. Also available as separates.
A baseball cap is essential for keeping the sun of your head. A linen version elevates it from bro to boldly stylish.
The linen and leather combo gives these kicks dress shoe style with sneaker comfort.
When it's too hot for leather, this chic bomber from the master of modern cool is just the thing.
As with the cap, linen kicks the classic nautical striped tee up a notch or three.
This is almost an optical illusion, but for those chilly evenings on Nantucket, it's simply brilliant.