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ressing cool is a pre-requisite in the summer months. And
we are not just talking Cool. Keeping the style up, while
ensuring the temperature stays down – on the inside – is a
challenge for even the most clued-up city ‘suit’. The guys at
chic men’s outfitter Parker & Co say that when it comes to
suiting, look to lightweight wools, which breathe and reflect sunlight, and
with a texture that absorbs sweat. Want specifics? Parker & Co’s Christian
Tana recommends two options... Ermenegildo Zegna in Cool Effect fabric,
which is specifically designed to reflect 80 per cent direct sunlight, minimising
heat build up; and Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance Micron Sphere
fabric, which is made of a high-twist superfine yarn with an open weave,
so ventilation keeps the body dry. “When wearing a suit, wear lightweight
cotton shirts – very fine two-ply cottons are the best for shirting,” he adds.
And, remember, colour also has a role to play – g o for pastels and whites,
which reflect sunlight and give your outfit a light look. Now, step out in style
and enjoy a sweat-free summer.
How to suit up in a style that beats the heat? We head
to Parker & Co for the lowdown on how to cool down
How to keep your casual cool when the
temperature soars? “Wear a singlet. In Europe,
men wear a t-shirt-style singlet, which forms a
barrier – the very fine cotton cools the body –
so it breathes and absorbs the sweat.” Nice.
 Hugo Boss Julian slim-fit cotton shirt in lilac stripe, $265, Paul Smith tie in pink stripe, $195, both Parker & Co (08) 9481 2512, parkerco.com.au.  French-cuff 100 per cent pure
cotton shirt in blue/white stripe, $195, Parker & Co (08) 9481 2512, parkerco.com.au. Dormeuil tie in silver, $155, Zaffiro Fine Shirts (08) 9321 2505, zaffiro.com.au.  Burberry high-grade
cotton shirt in Dusty Blue, $350, Burberry Boutique (08) 9321 8955, burberry.com. Chambray tie, $69.95, Witchery Man (08) 6380 2135, witchery.com.au/witchery-menswear.  Burberry
high-grade cotton shirt in pale blue, $280, Burberry tie in coffee check, $210, Burberry Boutique (08) 9321 8955, burberry.com.  Classic-cut 100 per cent Italian woven cotton shirt in
light-pink check, $185, Zaffiro Fine Shirts (08) 9321 2505, zaffiro.com.au. Ermenegildo Zegna tie, $225, Parker & Co (08) 9481 2512, parkerco.com.au .
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