As handbooks go, Free & Easy’s “Summer Ivy Handbook” is rather skimpy. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a thick issue. But given the magazine’s mantra — “rugged” — I think I’ll spare you guys the endless shots of workwear-styled madras.

The best parts are the illustrations, which no other country does. Take this guy:

Or this:

As far as real men go, wear this outfit and you could end up on a street style blog:

But wear this guy’s bow-tie slip-ons….

…. and it might result in a….

There’s one month of summer left. Write your own handbook. — CC