What to buy at the peak of Summer
Words by Billy George
Photos by Arch Drakos
It's the peak of Summer in Melbourne, and though I don't really wear shorts, I'm a huge proprietor of a well fitting shirt. Summer to me is about simplicity; you can't layer up, it's too damn hot for that.
Your favourite pair of jeans, some slippers and a light shirt? Perfection. Well, let us not forget a pair of sunglasses. It's the cherry on top!
So what do I look for in a summer shirt? I have a few little tips I'll share with you all.
- It must be light! When you feel it and weigh it in your hand, it shouldn't feel bulky. It should have a nice light touch to it.
- Colour. I usually go for the light side of things. White, light blues, tans. That sort of thing. I generally stick away form the dark tones. It's summer after all, you gotta shine as bright as the sun!
- Construction. You must be able to roll up your sleeves and when you have it unbuttoned a little further down than you normally would, it should hold its shape.
- Collar. I usually go for a straight up 'Spread' or 'Cutaway' collar. The shirt I'm wearing is the 'Abbreviated Spread', which is a modern & sporty take on the traditional collar.
- Patterns. Keep it simple, don't over do it with a million different checks and bold colours.
What I Wore:
Country Road Shirt
Hush Puppies Loafer