Summer Time Fly
The Heat Hits Melbourne
Words by Billy George
Melbourne, for once, has been putting on some amazing weather. I believe it's almost 13 days in a row that have been over 30. That's unheard of, especially in November, Apparently, that hasn't happened in over 100 years. But I'm not here to talk to you about the weather.
A summer uniform to me is extremely important - it's my go to look and theme that I tend to stick to during the Summer months. While we do have inconsistent weather, once the sun comes up,
heat can be extremely brutal. So, without further ado, I reveal to you, my simple and easy-going look: tucked in tees, light-weight trousers/denim & loafers. A classic look that never ages. Think back far enough, it's a dress code that men have been wearing for the last century. The roaring 20s and the blues uniform of the 30s saw the start of singlets, trousers and dress shoes. Think James Dean in the '50s, now that was a man to admire. Mr Dean would effortless combine minimal pieces together for that timeless style. Something that lives on today in many of the blokes of the fashion world.
So while today is a 'mild' 30 degrees (celcius - that's about 90 farenheit), I chose to wear faded denim. When the hotter 40 degree days (100+ farenheit) hit, I'll substitute denim for a pair of lightweight trousers.
What I Wore
Levi's 501 CT denim
Bailey Nelson specs