Summer TrendsHow a GQ Fashion Editor Dresses for Summer Heat
Keep it loose
Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're breaking down the unimpeachable and supremely chill style of GQ Fashion Editor Jon Tietz.
When the GQ fashion team steps out to visit designers or attend shows during fashion weeks around the globe, they're a hard squad to beat. Each of them is a menswear power player and expert in their specialized field. One of them even has his own catch phrase. So it goes without saying that if you want to know more about what to wear right now, these guys are the ones to watch. (Pictured here are creative director Jim Moore, fashion market director Ted Stafford, and fashion editor Jon Tietz in New York.) At the height of summer even your lightest wool suit and thinnest white oxford can feel claustrophobic. But if you want to make your squad proud, you can't show up too casual. We asked Jon Tietz, the guy in the linen Brunello Cuccinelli shirt and vintage Turnbull & Asser pin stripe pants, how he handles this specific challenge without breaking a sweat.
"It’s a pretty simple vibe. When it’s hot as hell out like it’s been, I’m all for keeping it as casual and loose as possible to beat the heat. I run hot so less is always more."
Translation: choose fabrics that won't bulk you up. When it comes to shirts, er on the side of shorter sleeves and choose a fabric with an open weave like linen. For trousers go a touch baggier than you might normally—movement equals airflow after all. Last but not least, espadrilles are a stylish and breezy way to keep your feet cool without offending your bros.
Shirt: James Perse, $165, available at jamesperse.com
Pants: Harmony, $138, eastdane.com
Espadrilles: Zabattigli, $100, available at zabattigli.com
Sunglasses: Persol, $315, sunglasshut.com
Bracelet: John Hardy, $795, johnhardy.com