Can't Wear This in Texas - Topic of the day 4/25/24

Warmer weather is fast approaching (if you live in the northern hemisphere). How do you handle the heat while still getting fits off?
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Affluence
Affluence2mo ago
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rej
rej2mo ago
If you can't wear cool clothes where you live, consider moving
Affluence
Affluence2mo ago
The trick to wearing sick ass clothing in summer heat is simple just suffer for the art
Smiles
Smiles2mo ago
I've talked about this before but 90% of it is material/weave. Linen, Semi-synthetics (modals), silk, hemp, and seersucker. Tropical wool
xmdot
xmdot2mo ago
i shower a lot also this. no longer being slim fit-pilled also helps and i accept the fact that im a bit chubby and im gonna sweat and sweating is normal and good, just drink water
rej
rej2mo ago
Seeing a lot more seersucker lately. Makes me want some
Spuck
Spuck2mo ago
pulling all the camp collars back into rotation
Smiles
Smiles2mo ago
I'm feeling some seersucker shorts ngl
Benjiara
Benjiara2mo ago
I have two jackets I will be wearing a lot (both navy lol): Cotton-linen Uniqlo shirt jacket Tropical wool EG Bedford (actually cooler wearing than the Uniqlo shacket)
rej
rej2mo ago
I'm waiting for summer sales to hit for a seersucker suit I think
Smiles
Smiles2mo ago
Also the trick to dressing in the summer is having cool clothes, noone is gonna layer past like an undershirt past a point. Your clothes and accessory game has to speak for itself
Benjiara
Benjiara2mo ago
My accessory game is lacking 😅
Smiles
Smiles2mo ago
Also mesh is in rn
Weeg
Weeg2mo ago
Linen Big droopy breathable shirts and tank tops
Benjiara
Benjiara2mo ago
I'd really like a pair of PRL vintage linen trousers to come through for me around my waist size
AndrewA
AndrewA2mo ago
An idea that I’ve tossed around in my head lately is that it might be easier to wear more clothes (in reason) like pants or a light long sleeve layer when it’s hotter. I’m going to sweat a ton no matter what when it’s 90+ and humid or 105+ and dry. Wearing less can help me when it’s 75-85 but above nothing can save me. Not a fully formed hypothesis yet.
Benjiara
Benjiara2mo ago
And light wash polo jeans co in waist size 29 🥲
rej
rej2mo ago
Me too
Spuck
Spuck2mo ago
people who live in the hottest places on earth wear pants and shirts plenty
rej
rej2mo ago
Warm weather totd and it's 50 degrees and raining rn 😭
Smiles
Smiles2mo ago
this is because of the sun more than the heat but yes long sleeves and pants are fine in the summer if you choose the material correctly
Spuck
Spuck2mo ago
loose layers let more air circulate so the answer as always is Big Pant
chase_vv
chase_vv2mo ago
tbh i just accept my fate on hot days and wear whatever
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
the gay in the white lotus said "i would die for beauty, wouldn't you?" and that's governed my ethos
walter_crunkite
walter_crunkite2mo ago
that's the move
chase_vv
chase_vv2mo ago
id be sweating in t and shorts regardless
walter_crunkite
walter_crunkite2mo ago
just sweat get a good stain remover bar for the neck rings
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
honestly i have several duplicates of things in lighter fabrics so i can wear the same fits (linen vs ocbd or chino)
chase_vv
chase_vv2mo ago
same, closet is slowly getting taken over by black pants in various materials and cuts
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
an option I'm exploring this summer is being maybe a lil slutty - an extra button undone, wearing linen or silk which is translucent, tank tops under blazers or open shirts, etc
walter_crunkite
walter_crunkite2mo ago
i think the other move is to stop worrying about getting fits off when it's really really hot not to contradict the premise of the thread but it's very freeing to not care about putting on a banger outfit every day comfort should be the main thing
chase_vv
chase_vv2mo ago
alternatively only own sick clothes so you have no choice but to get fits off i dont. but im sure some do :keepincool:
xmdot
xmdot2mo ago
clean your body and clean your clothes and it's fine when you sweat
kyn
kyn2mo ago
the entire east coast has left the chat Shoutout El Niño and climate change Gearing up to be one of the hottest summers ever
Smiles
Smiles2mo ago
dw god will judge seattle soon enough
kyn
kyn2mo ago
overdue tbh
rej
rej2mo ago
Our winters are punishment enough
Smiles
Smiles2mo ago
Kyn is right yall do need to be punished lmao
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
it's not like our winters are much better
rej
rej2mo ago
your guys' winters are more severe, ours are undending
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
if you can't handle unending winters where you live, consider moving
benz
benz2mo ago
I'm in Vegas so this is a consistent battle year over year. But this is what I lean towards: super light button up shirts (cotton poplin shirts, linen breeziness, hiking-adjacent shirts like PFGs/columbia) i try to avoid teeshirts as much as possible tbh shorts with an e-waist (nylon baggies) khaki shorts (old polo, patty stand ups, jcrew, etc) jeans are a worst case scenario (light to mid wash) cooked vans, birks, chacos, huraches natural materials like cotton and merino wool for underwear and socks (try to avoid blends if possible) been working the last decade. certainly hard to be trendy and layer cause theres no chance im rocking a light jacket when its 100 degress at night
icelemontea23
icelemontea232mo ago
I live in a place where it's summer year round I just blast the AC and wear my fits lol
Benjiara
Benjiara2mo ago
The problem in NYC is that the summer heat may be alright but the subway stations are sweltering 😭 Distinct unpleasant memory from last summer
Talbot
Talbot2mo ago
Linen is the game changer for heat Like zeo said, I basically have duplicates of every in linen
jawntanamo_bae
jawntanamo_bae2mo ago
Yeossal
rej
rej2mo ago
bless u
jawntanamo_bae
jawntanamo_bae2mo ago
Agree with a lot of the above regarding material, weave and wearing clothing that’s more loose. Would also nominate rayon, merino, and washi shirts as super underrated A good rayon shirt especially is just so nice I gotchu 🤠
rej
rej2mo ago
no ty
jawntanamo_bae
jawntanamo_bae2mo ago
Idk what I would do with a rayon allergy I’d just not exist in summer
rej
rej2mo ago
sweat lmao
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
silk is also a good option if you can find it (vintage)
stmn
stmn2mo ago
Do you know if you maybe respond differently to viscose vs lyocell/tencel rej? I can imagine you don't want to find out but it might offer a solution as well I also love rayon shirts And for me personally it makes a huge different whether I wear socks or not on a hot day. I think I'll look for some nice fisherman's sandals this summer
Elvander
Elvander2mo ago
Rayon and linen. I hate the lack of heavy ass linen. There's very few options for heavy linen but it drapes like a dream and still keeps you cool.
jfarrell468
jfarrell4682mo ago
Vetra has some nice linen chore coats
yurt
yurt2mo ago
sweat. heatstroke isn't real
rej
rej2mo ago
it's true
lynn/lyon
lynn/lyon2mo ago
heatstroke is a lie made up by big health but real talk i just centered a lot of my summer fits around like 4" shorts when i actively lived in texas maybe (maybe) this summer i'll be able to survive the 90 degree days properly
Nergal Meslamstea
If you live in a place with strong sun, more skin coverage can unintuitively help cool you down. Like many people have said, loose fitting clothes and thinner, breathable fabrics do wonders. Also, remember lighter colors reflect more heat. When I started buying more vintage clothes, I was shocked at how cheap most vintage silk clothes were. For whatever reason, the vintage market doesn't have a premium for silk and I've found silk pants, shirts, and jackets cheaper than their cotton equivalents on eBay.
Talbot
Talbot2mo ago
I was gonna mention this before. Why you farmers in pant and long sleeves
warpweftwatergate
I’m late on this one, but I feel like warm weather clothing is so wildly subjective I’m a “windows down in the whip if it’s below 60” kinda dude, but I also have a high tolerance to hot weather because of growing up down south, so I’m in jeans pretty much year round. My wife grew up here in the northeast so once it hits 75 she’s in shorts.
Spuck
Spuck2mo ago
A few years ago it was hitting 40 centigrade in the UK and we did NOT know what to do none of us have air conditioning, it was hell
vetro
vetro3w ago
I just don't go outside 😦