On the top half, a vintage Madras jacket by Corbin that has been in the warm weather rotation for a couple of summers.
Well, the calendar might suggest that we have started Fall, but the mercury has climbed to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 Celsius) here in Mid-Michigan today. Hot enough to forego my usual necktie this morning and haul out something that is normally put into storage after the Labor Day Weekend, namely the Madras jacket. I know. I know. But I needed something light and airy in my ongoing efforts to avoid becoming one of the Slob Borg who prevail in 2017. Needless to say, you don't see too many items like this jacket in real life these days, and certainly not on the typical university campus. The same can be said of the Panama hat which topped off the ensemble.
-- Heinz-Ulrich von B.
The unseasonably hot weather is slated to continue for another few days, so the seersucker and linen suits will make their final (?) appearances for the season early in the coming week. Outlandish and rumpled by average standards in 2017, yes, but I'd prefer comfort and style, in a classic sense, to the alternative. What's funny is that even very poor people in Mexico, a hot country where I have spent quite a bit of time in the last 15 years or so, manage to dress better (yet appropriately for the climate) than the vast bulk of people here in the U.S. when the mercury approaches the triple digits. Newsflash! A sweaty t-shirt (or similar item) sticking to your back, stomach, and armpits is not "comfortable."
On the lower half, Land's End dress chinos that have been in the wardrobe or 10+ years, a pair of cotton to-the-knee socks by Dapper Classics, and loafers by Allen Edmonds.