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    #16
    Originally posted by ModifiedMind View Post
    I've always worn boots as a staple year-round, even when I lived in Texas. Otherwise, I agree here...you have to expand the hot-weather clothes in that state and not worry as much about cold-weather clothes.



    Are those the 6 oz Japan featherweights? How do you like them? I ordered a pair on the current campaign that's just barely up to 98% funded right now.
    Those are the ones. They are really interesting and are really quite light/thin. They feel nothing like jeans, but look just like them. The weave is still a tight denim, so I am pretty much done with them this summer, except for late evening dinners.

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      #17
      I have been growing accustomed to changing wardrobe through the seasons. Now that summer is actually underway I'm missing the ease of denim, but I'm also glad to have some variety. I've found short-sleeve buttondowns and polo shirts that I actually like wearing, so it's not all bad.

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        #18
        You decide how to balance comfort and style. I used to wear a sport coat when it was too hot and humid--no more!

        EDIT: As long as you look at least as good as the masses, you have no reason to feel under-styled.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Arête View Post
          How much does the climate you live in have an effect on your style?

          I recently moved to Texas, and I feel that my whole wardrobe must now change because of the hot climate. I long for the cool days of more northern climates where sweaters, coats, jeans, and boots can still be worn. I'm finding it hard to be stylish in such hot weather.
          lol @ "i can't wear boots in Texas".

          sorry had to rib you a bit. I tend to be in texas pretty frequently; summertime I go with linen or linen-cotton blend down below, less-tailored (meaning not as trim and close to the body, allows better airflow) shirts and really any jacket that isn't fully lined will do wonders compared with those that are for cooling.

          Texas is also relaxed enough *most* of the time that a guy could get away with no tie and opening the top collar button and nobody's going to say or think anything of it. even so, on those days you just *have* to be in wool and a tie, the good news is most places and cars are air conditioned these days so it's not nearly as big of an issue.
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            #20
            Originally posted by armedferret View Post
            lol @ "i can't wear boots in Texas".
            This makes me think of an article on another style site that says cowboy boots are pretty much a no-go, "unless you live in Texas."

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              #21
              Originally posted by Loafer28 View Post
              Those are the ones. They are really interesting and are really quite light/thin. They feel nothing like jeans, but look just like them. The weave is still a tight denim, so I am pretty much done with them this summer, except for late evening dinners.
              I was in Brazil last year at this time visiting in-laws (my wife's cousins) and also taking a side trip to Rio with my wife, you know, since we were down there. I asked my wife's cousins how everyone could stand to wear jeans (saw lots of people wearing them) and they said they sell different and much thinner jeans down there so they're much more comfortable in tropical heat than the jeans sold in the States. Should have gone shopping and bought a couple pair for the DC summers. I have a feeling they'd have been far more affordable than the Gustin ones.
              “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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                #22
                Originally posted by ModifiedMind View Post
                This makes me think of an article on another style site that says cowboy boots are pretty much a no-go, "unless you live in Texas."
                Cowboy boots can work in many States outside TX. But they definitely work there. Although truth be told boots designed for riding horses (fitting in stirrups) are not real practical for anything else. No traction, stacked heels, zero cushioning...not real comfortable or practical if your mode of transport is perambulation.
                “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by mark4 View Post
                  Cowboy boots can work in many States outside TX. But they definitely work there. Although truth be told boots designed for riding horses (fitting in stirrups) are not real practical for anything else. No traction, stacked heels, zero cushioning...not real comfortable or practical if your mode of transport is perambulation.
                  I agree that they can work. I lived in Texas for a long time and now live in New Mexico. I laughed at that article for making them out to be more costume than acceptable option of footwear.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by ModifiedMind View Post
                    I agree that they can work. I lived in Texas for a long time and now live in New Mexico. I laughed at that article for making them out to be more costume than acceptable option of footwear.

                    Tecovas is one (of obviously countless) that comes to mind as a cowboy boot that, genuinely, could be worn with a suit in many circumstances. I actually *really* dig their pecan ostrich, so much so that my next trip to Texas will probably involve a day in Austin being fitted and placing an order.
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                      #25
                      Originally posted by ModifiedMind View Post
                      This makes me think of an article on another style site that says cowboy boots are pretty much a no-go, "unless you live in Texas."
                      Nice Western boots are acceptable in Texas in any scenario where dress shoes are acceptable. Job interview, wedding, funeral, court, etc. Beats me how that became so universally accepted here, but it did. Also, it isn't a country boy thing - go downtown in a big city here, and you see lawyers and bankers walking around with Western boots on.

                      Go figure. It's not really my thing, although I do own a pair that I dig out for the rodeo and such.

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                        #26
                        Massively hot and humid here in Atlanta area.


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