Though summer is winding down, there are still plenty of hot days ahead for the Los Angeles area. While many people count LA’s warm temperatures as a blessing, suit-wearing businessmen are not among them. If you’ve ever had to endure the blazing sun in a wool suit, then you know what we’re talking about. Luckily, there are several ways you stay cool while looking cool:
Wear light colors
Different colors absorb or reflect the radiant heat from light at different rates. For instance, a black suit absorbs almost all sunlight that hits it, while a white suit reflects almost all sunlight. In order to stay cool under the Los Angeles sun, you might consider a light gray suit, or at least something lighter than black.
Choose cool fabrics
When choosing a suit, you should carefully consider the fabric. Though wool breathes fairly well, some of the thickest types of wool are unsuitable for hot weather. Linen and cotton, on the other hand, are always light and breathable.
Loosen your tie
Wearing a tight tie can limit ventilation, causing your torso to heat up quickly. In order to make your outfit more breathable, you should consider leaving your tie at home and unbuttoning the top button of your shirt. If it feels wrong to be at work without a tie, you should either loosen it or wait until you’re in your air conditioned office to put it on.
Wear an undershirt
When it comes to staying cool, your first instinct is probably to shed layers, not add them. However, a cotton undershirt can absorb perspiration and make it evaporate faster. Not only does this leave you feeling cool all day, it also prevents embarrassing sweat stains.
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