08 August 2011

Last Shouts of Summer

left to right: Nantucket Classics Madras, Faconnable Flowers, Lilly Pulitzer GTH

Sartorial courage increases with September in sight. Every day of August is like watching 60 Minutes on CBS. Something I look forward to -- but with a ticking dread of Monday. The queasy feeling in my gut remains unchanged 26 years since the last day of school. August colors are my last act of defiance -- the middle finger to Fall.

10 comments:

Alice Olive said...

I agree but I never felt like this until I came to the States. The change of seasons is so distinct here as compared to home (Sydney). Now I am also very much aware of the limited number of Summer weekends and sartorially, I'm trying to wear as many of my Summer dresses as I can before they're banished for another nine months. (Not so much GTH in my wardrobe... although my sister would say I'm adopting that attitude when I wear shorts.)

no hype said...

the madras tie is nice...

Anonymous said...

In Dixie, we extend the summer season on out until the weather cools off a little bit. Some years that's September or it could be November! It is not uncomon to find madras shorts paired with a RL crew sweater at Thanksgiving in Atlanta. MME

Emily said...

Love these summer colors! I always change the color of my wardrobe according to the seasons..but summer colors are definitely my favorite!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time for a new trend - winter GTH.

Kionon said...

I'm with Anon. As a Texan, I am usually still in summer duds well into October, and toss on a variety of knitwear during the cool mornings or evenings.

Japan is a lot more like the northeast. There will come a time in September when things truly snap to cold, and then the GTH shorts, shoes, and ties get put away to wait until summer comes back in late April or early May.

Anonymous said...

Theres still a 60 minutes?

The Glengarry Sporting Club said...

I had growing up (and still have) the same twisting in my guts on Sunday nights. As it happens, Sunday night was also egg sandwich night at my house. Today I still can't look at an egg sandwich without having a pang of anxiety.

great zamboni said...

being a teacher, i know this knotty feeling well....

halfwhiteboy said...

these ties are nice. gladly we could wear these colors throughout the year here in the philippines. the trade-off, of course, is that we miss out on the chance of wearing fall/winter pieces, which i like a lot. guess i just have to content myself with looking at them from pictures.