The average temperature at Yale in September of 1955 was 72.5. I know that from digging it up here. You have to tread lightly on the question of if it is getting warmer over time, but I will say that here in Bedford yesterday it was 82 and today it is supposed to get to 82.
And I know that January 1st is the start of a new year, but my years always start in September. School has something to do with it, summer ending has something to do with it, a change of season has something to do with it. West Point should be in the Ivy League, and the year should start in September.
But I struggle with what to wear in September.
I can’t wear linen in September. I say can’t, I mean I can, but I won’t. And I found a company, Hiltl. They make pants that are the perfect rise for me. I am going to do a piece on them, but for the purposes of just getting you acquainted, they are dress pants and khakis that are high rise. I can’t figure out the marketing though. They are $250 or $40. You can get them at James of Montpellier or Walmart.
When I found these pants, which they make in linen, my summer dressing problems were kind of over. But I can’t wear them in the fall, linen just feels wrong next to an orange leaf. Even one orange leaf.
Sundays are easier I guess. Yesterday was church…
… then softball with my daughter. We stopped after an hour because… it was too hot. Her reward was air conditioning (September) and Subway.
The only solution I have so far, the only hybrid, and I know that there is a debate about whether this is even Ivy or not, is to work in Vineyard Vines. For some reason, that stuff is hybrid. In more ways than one.
I guess I am asking – what do you do? Suits are too hot yet, linen is too summery, I refuse not to wear a tie. Ideas?