Even if the last couple of days have been miserable and rainy, I’m generally still FREAKING OUT about sustained summer. Beaching, grilling, gluten-free beer drinking, a day stretched out before you like a yawn–wow, I missed this. The unfortunate truth that I’d sort-of blocked back when I was dreaming of nighttime t-shirts on the west coast is that summer also brings with it an edge of panic. There is so much to do outside and so little time in which to do it!!!
We keep abandoning home projects on the weekends in anxious-summer-go-go-go-ness. There is a sawhorse in my living room right now! Just leave it, we have to get to the beach!
Okay, scene. Point is, I know I’ve been kind of stuck on summer lately but since I know for a fact that a great many of our excellent readers resides in locales with actual seasons, I hoped you wouldn’t mind. And since summer is on my brain 24/7, I am compulsively driven to share summer styles with you. (Also, I think SF had a summer one-off this week, so you all can get down, too.)
Nothing says summer like seersucker, and nothing says, “I live in a place with seasons” like a seersucker belt:
Shoes! These Sperrys are super bad ass. Only for summer, impractical for winter: these guys could possibly handle a dry spring but that’s it; which is exactly why I like them. Impermanence is real, man. Summer is a spiritual pursuit.
I am a pretty understated guy. I like to look contained, classic, and timeless. But I also believe that shoes are a menswear secret weapon. If you play your cards well, shoes can add just the right amount of personality to any outfit.
These would be great with white jeans, Ray-Bans and a cocktail, for instance:
Or with slim shorts (like so) and a day at the beach (not included):
Left Field is famous for their shorts and with good reason. Check it out:
BAM! And if you are sitting on your front porch, eating an ice cream, then here you go:
This guy has the right idea:
OBVIOUSLY THIS SHOULD BE MY LIFE! And your life, too. Bird watching in a meadow? Binoculars? Everything he’s wearing? SUMMER!!!
Where will you store said binoculars? In a rucksack, of course!
Now more shoes! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Keds has been ON IT lately:
And for your dinner/cocktail parties, you’ll need a pair of these (NO SOCKS):
In conclusion, I just realized that pretty much everything in this post is blue or white. Now we all know Thomas’s favorite summer colors. It’s like an ocean. What’s up, subconscious?
Water: get into there!