Certain staples should be in every man’s closet – one of those should be a Summer sport coat. No, this isn’t a regional thing, but here in the South it is a must.
Cotton, linen, silk – or a blend – are perfect for hot Sunday afternoons after church or the humid nights out on the town. I prefer either no pattern or something very subtle (a herringbone or bird’s eye), and soft shoulders.
It’s a very versatile piece; it goes over a madras or dark gingham shirt, or with a dark tie and saddles. Need some direction? Try these:
Norman Hilton Palmer
(Great shot, Fred
): Is that a 3/2 roll? Why yes it is…
Brooks Brothers Panama
Ralph Lauren Bird’s Eye
: Great example of the dark tie.
Billy Reid Ruston
: Pincord – the formal version of seersucker
Southwick Silk Matka
: Bring an umbrella…just in case.