The intense fashion lobby always told me to wear linen, silk or maybe cotton
in warmer weather.
When I visited Vietnam last winter I bought a bunch of synthetic polo shirts for about 3 or 4 euro each. I simply liked the style and the shine but hesitated because of the synthetic material.
And guess what, they are the COOLEST THING to wear on a hot humid day!! The material itself does not pick up the heat and stays much cooler as the body and the outside temperature, giving your skin an airconditioned feeling!!
See it yourself and check out the amazing details.
The artist Mr. Tom Phillips, show us a fabulous cavalcade of
historic masculine style in his book, MENSWEAR: Vintage People on Photo
Postcards. Some 200 images dating from the early 1900s to the late 1940s are
included. The men are ordinary fellows, for the most part, captured for
posterity in one of the hundreds of photographic studios that peppered every
high street before personal cameras were common.
This wonderful collection reveals the care with which
ordinary, everyday men took over their outfits. The subjects clearly show a
considered approach to how they presented themselves to the world. Even
allowing for the fact that many obviously wore their “Sunday best” in the
studio, there is an astonishing attention to detail.
The book is published by the Bodleian Library (University of Oxford)