There has been a serious dearth of posts from me of late. This is largely due to being uninspired by my own style. This is mostly due to trying to dress for warmer weather. I’ve noted that my style is heading toward relatively casual suiting on the one end and more generally casual wear on the other.
I find casual suiting difficult in summer because the range of materials is much more limited and less readily available through either thrifting or eBay-ing. I’d love to find some great linen or tropical wool suits. Linen, even in conservative colourways, has an inherently casual look. However, I’ve so far struck out at finding even a single linen suit while thrifting, let alone one that fits and is stylish. eBay has been no better.
The other more casual side of my style is a bit easier, although I’m finding it difficult to do anything interesting. I have a few linen shirts, but they could definitely fit better. I’m a huge fan of plain t-shirts, but won’t pretend they’re inspirational at all. It’s not yet shorts weather - I’m a firm believer that shorts are much more appropriate than just the beach, which is a trope #menswear expounds - and I haven’t really found trousers that inspire me and fit with my evolving style. That means I’ve been wearing jeans and a t-shirt most days. It’s a more than solid look, as long as both shirt and pants fit. But, I doubt anyone necessarily needs to see my take.
I accept most of the blame, but I’ll also apportion some of the blame to Toronto, which gets very hot and muggy in summer. I also sweat very easily. Even a cotton shirt and cotton jacket are too much. Finally, it seems I’m not alone in this quandry. I also haven’t seen anywhere near as many inspirational summer looks coming through the Tumblrs. It seems to be an inherently more difficult season to dress for.