Monday, July 18, 2011
The sunshine of summer is a more casual time, when lightweight odd jackets make an appearance outside the heart of the city, combined with slip-on shoes and bolder neckties. Patch side pockets look less severe, in keeping with the lightweight jacket. The breast pocket can also be patch but that is something that works best with 4x2 double breasteds as the patched version is smaller than the conventional pocket and pocket handkerchiefs have a tendency to spill out with too much enthusiasm (though they are an opportunity to deploy the otherwise fairly useless 12"/30 cm squares foisted upon us by certain makers).
In the photo, Dr. André Churchwell wears an ensemble of seasonal blues. The lighter blues and white make one of warm weather's better combinations along with khaki or tan and white livened, if that is the word, with a bit of black. And socks, when socks are worn at all, help tell the story.