It works very well in the hot South. My legs are the hue of this background, so shorts don't go on my body (at least not right now, anyway).View attachment 31678 View attachment 31679 What's everyone's thoughts on pairing "dress" shorts, a sports shirt (sleeves rolled) and penny loafers?
In my day it was the Hugger by Gant.TKI67, definitive and canonical as always.
I would only add that south of the Mason-Dixon Line, you aren't doing it quite right unless it is with a PRL multi-colore pony OCBD
Well if it feels right to you then go for it! And no one is talking me into a long sleeved shirt in Texas summer unless it is with a coat, tie, and good air conditioning! And oddly enough in the Trad world of my youth during summer there were completely different rules, and at least in Virginia they included untucked shirts! Of course we are talking about a stage in life when "going to work" meant climbing up in a lifeguard chair.Short answer: yes, loafers go well with shorts.
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Personally I'd leave the sleeves down or wear a short sleeve shirt (like madras), never understood rolling up the sleeves. I start sweating right at the elbow because Ive got 8 layers of oxford rolled up there!
Second, and this might get shot down on the Trad forum, I'd untuck the shirt.
But strangely if it was a polo shirt Id tuck it in. No idea why... both just feel right to me.
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First time I've ever heard someone talk about needing to break in driving mocs. I have had many pairs of drivers. None needed breaking in.I haven't broken in my driving Mocs yet, and the penny loafers I have tend to run more on the casual side.
Speak for yourself.Chances are few of us would resemble the pictures on this thread in the slightest.