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Jackets Required TV Presents: Episode 22 – Summer Style

Welcome to Jacket’s Required, I’m Dominic Lacquaniti, Designer and tailor.

How does a modern day gentlemen dress for the hot summer weather and still look great? Even though it’s 100 degrees outside that doesn’t mean you have to look like you stepped out of a sauna. You can still look calm, cool and collected by remembering a few tips.

Wear light colored clothing and select breathable fabrics such as cotton, linen or lightweight wool for a more formal look.

Looser fits will help with airflow but don’t go to loose. You still want to maintain a good fit.

Darker clothes don’t reflect light they absorb it. You will be much cooler in a long sleeve light cotton button down than a black polyester t-shirt.

I recommend gentlemen have at least 2 well-fitted suits in their wardrobe.

Cotton is a constant for your summer social scenes. They are a durable option but can wrinkle easily.

Tropical weight wools are a hot weather winner.

Although, a bit warmer than cotton, nothing compares to the look & feel of a well cut wool.

That’s it for this week so be sure to

Share with your stylish, and style-challenged friends, and be sure to let me know if you have a specific question or topic you’d like to see in the series.

Thanks for watching. See you next week.