WIWT: Not Letting Go of Summer

Summer is coming to an end. Yes, I said it! Summer is almost over. Since I work at a university, it is everso evident that summer is drifting away when students start returning in just a week, travel season will pick up and the leaves are going to start changing to that ever so pumpkin orange hue. On the bright side the weather is still hitting the mid 80s to 90s so summer fabrics are still in full effect. I’ve worn this outfit in the past as a casual outfit, sans tie and with a silk knot lapel flower ever so prominent. On this day, I wore this look to work with the addition of a tie, tie bar, shades and still no socks.


Suit and Pocket Square – Linen

Tie – Silk Knit

Shirt – Cotton

So why does this work for the office:

  • The fit of this linen suit is tailored and not your typical “vacation” cut
  • The color lends itself to be mixed well a variety of complimentary patterned/color shirts which gives you options when selecting your complete look
  • Pairing a patterned shirt with a simple/solid tie  pulls the look back into “work wear” and not just summer picnic party attire
  • Going sockless depends on your job and your level of interaction with people. If you work in a strictly corporate environment this look might not fly
  • In keeping the linen fabric consistent, a linen pocket square (like the Armstrong & Wilson one with this outfit) with subtle embellishment will add some character to your still
  • And for the last time, remember you are wearing linen and it wrinkles as the day goes on. You may want to hang up your jacket when you are not speaking directly with people and put it back on if you need to give off that professional air.

Don’t let go of summer just yet.



Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men’s Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the “5 Best Dressed Men In America” by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well.

Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

  • Richard


    What kind of tassel loafers are you wearing? The reason I ask is because I have been looking at some Johnston and Murphy loafers that look very similar to the ones you have on.

    • Hi Richard,

      Thanks as usual for dropping in. In regards to JM tassel loafers in this style here would be your best bet.
      Johnston Murphy Tassel Loafers

      My shoes are by a company Breather Wright.



      • Richard

        OK, thanks for the quick comment, those are exactly what I was looking for.

  • Ferki Hoti

    Great post !
    Can’t wait for the next one.

    Regards ,


    • Hi Ferki,

      Thanks for dropping by and I will keep the posts coming.



  • April

    Hi Sabir,

    Style is in your DNA! Once again, you wear it well.

    • Hi April,

      Thanks for the kind words!



  • Good JOB!

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