We can say that multi-layered – it makes sense to dress. (We would, at least.) Why do you think our offices are still in New York? A native of Angeles, we see your sunny views of the mountains, perpetual sunbathing, traps of thirst in the pool … and create for you dozens of massive, bizarre seizures. And yet, when the mercury soars, the idea is to wear any shirt – not to mention two of them! – can be just devilish even for us. So far. At GQ, we pursue dreams and refuse to give up our own. Where there is freedom (light fabrics, a little ingenuity), there is a way (multi-layered summer images). All you need is a touch of inspiration – and a few key elements – to make you look light, fresh and keep your torso from a full switch to schvitz-o mode this summer. If you feel hungry when the weather heats up, these three unapproachable techniques will satisfy your thirst and then some.
Combine the floor with buttons and a T-shirt
Putting a t-shirt under the floor on the buttons, accumulates the energy of men’s clothing of the 60’s, which allows a good wind to envelop your torso in the process. The trick is to make sure your tank isn’t some huge graphic t-shirt with the sleeves cut off; you will want a real undershirt in the ribs, fitting, variety. An accent of necklaces to complete the “morally questionable but unquestionably stylish” look, perfected by guys like Ray Liotta’s Good guys.
Put the sweater-vest on the white t-shirt
Cut off the sleeves of your favorite sweater, make it out of cotton instead of wool, pair it with a white t-shirt, and voila: you’ll have an unrivaled style for summer layered. We’re not saying you should wear it when you’re on the beach … but will you find yourself in a posh state where the weather can get hectic for a penny? This sweater (and your shiny face) may be the only thing that separates you from the mass of pastel shades.
Wear a camping shirt with a light jacket
For the same reasons we swear by hiking shirts every summer – they’re light, they come in billions of different colors and patterns – they also make them perfect for layering under an unstructured jacket. Consider moving on to dinner dates, weddings and anytime when clothes arrive. The main thing is that your up-button spoke loudly; to get bonus points, put the collar of your shirt on the lapels of your jacket – just like the previous Miami kings intended.