For meetings in summer I always struggle to find a way to keep cool in my suit while still being respectful and well presented. I ended up with a rather unconventional pairing that might sound strange, but actually ended up working out well, both functionally and stylistically. Now before you get images in your mind of boxy shirted guys in your IT department, the short sleeved dress shirt has undergone a makeover in recent years. These days you can easily find a slimmed down version with tapered sleeves that has a distinctly 60’s sleek vibe. I chose this linen shirt for extra breathability and comfort. 

I paired the shirt with a light blue suit with a modern, tapered cut. I had the pants tailored to raise the cuff an inch above the ankle since i like to go sockless as much as possible in summer. I finished off the look with brown loafers and belt.

Suit by Hugo Boss

Shirt by Z Zegna

Belt by Tods

Shoes by Tods