WIWT - Indian Summer Edition
Most people say that the cutoff date to wear seersucker is around Labor Day, which is when the weather traditionally starts to cool off. However, I usually keep my seersucker and other summer clothes on standby because every year in San Francisco we experience an Indian Summer towards the end of September and beginning of October. Usually lasting several weeks, the temperature can get up to 90 degrees, which makes it the perfect (and probably only) time to really enjoy summer fabrics.
Seersucker’s texture is created through a slack-tension weave, which creates the iconic alternating tight and puckered stripes. This weave allows threads to bunch up, which keeps the fabric away from skin and allows for better heat dissipation and air circulation. While seersucker is most commonly found in an alternating blue and white stripe pattern, I opted to go for a suit that was monochromatic, which gives it a more subtle appearance.
Unfortunately, it seems like San Francisco’s Indian summer was short-lived this year as the weather will drop to 60 degrees this weekend. It looks like I’ll finally be able to pack this suit away until its next appearance in October 2013.
Glasses: Warby Parker Crosby in black
Suit: Gant by Michael Bastian Seersucker Suit
Pocket Square: Unbranded (gift)
Shirt: Gant Rugger blue madras shirt
Shoes: Bass Longwood