You Can Be Casual and Dapper At The Same Time

Words by, Igee Okafor

Photography by, Caleb Church

If you're the kind of gentleman who is favorably disposed towards wearing a full two or three piece suit at all times, the summer heat must be a challenge. For those trying to figure out a way to look just as good without sweating up a storm in the heat, I have three tips for you. 

  • Switch out your collared shirt and tie for a Striped T Shirt

There are a variety of clothing options that can take the place of a shirt and tie in a suited look. One of those options include striped t shirts. A plain T shirt works just as well on its own but stripes are recommended to add that extra detail to the ensemble. 

  • Go for the sockless look

A lot of people feel very strongly about the topic of wearing full length length socks at all times. The worry makes sense; everyone wants to avoid blisters, and smelly feet but as you probably know, there is a way to achieve the no socks look while still wearing socks. They're called no show socks. They cover the entire feet just below the ankle to be able to give the illusion of wearing no socks. I'm sure some will agree when I say that there are some ensembles that present better without the sock look. It's the principle especially during the summer time. 

  • Trade in your dress shoes for a pair of sneakers 

Opting for a pair of well designed sneakers to pair with a suit serves as a clever and uncomplicated way to add a head turning element to your look. If you're one of those men who believe athletic wear should be limited to athletic looks only, you might be missing out on one of menswear's biggest relaxation hack. Give it a try and tell me otherwise. 


Suit / GANT . Original Achilles Leather Sneakers / Common Projects . Color Block Striped Merino Wool T-Shirt / Michael Kors

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