Think I’ve sussed what’s going on here …..

Ok ….so last year beards were big with the young ‘hipster’ guys and this year it seems to be the wearing of hair tied up in a bun ….BUT it’s part of the SAME phenomenon ….it’s the SAME guys ….they just haven’t shaved or cut their hair for the past year LOOK !!!


See what I mean:D:D:D    Maybe we’re all becoming ‘Indophiles’ there IS something trad yogi about this particular look you have to admit:D:D:D

Hmmmmmm according to my recent travel companion, the youngsters in India are all donning suits wanting fast cars, girls in mini skirts and all mod cons ….and the Brits are turning to THIS …..a topsy turvey world indeed …..or maybe a great big invisible wooden spoon stirring things up a bit  ….a global soup on a human level:D:D:D …..I like the thought of that tho ….hmmmmm YES soup a bit like a bag of revels is always interesting isn’t it?

Further evidence ….

RIGHT guys ……Imagine you’re cooped up in an office in the heat of summer …the Windows don’t open ….someone has put the heating on and you can’t turn it off …..there are a couple of pretty weak electric fans on …..you are dressed for ‘work’ ….ok no jacket but tailored trousers and shirt , undies, socks, shoes …maybe a tie…..RIGHT hold that thought:D:D:D

the lungi IS cool …….what more evidence do you need?

PS) Have just checked with my eldest and HE has said he would rather wear the above than trousers in hot weather and HE reckons to be streetwise …..we just need to keep an open mind …what’s comfortable AND stylish …yep we’re ALL a little vain ….but who sets the ‘dress code’ ….it’s the 21st century keep the best of  the ‘traditional’ when it IS relevant for the times ….and leave the obstacles behind ….eeeeeeeeasy :):):):):):)

‘Stay Cool’ tips for men

So ….what with ‘M’s tackle difficulties earlier this week …..plus my own methods of staying cool in the heat it got me thinking

In a previous life I travelled abroad quite a bit and over the years ….particularly when sun chasing ……got it down to a fine art of just needing enough to put in ONE medium sized hold-all …..many might consider it ‘hand luggage’ :D:D:D

So …..to men in hot weather ….hmmmmmm ……think about men’s clothing ….I mean really THINK about it!!!??

I take ‘M’s point that ‘Trousers’ ….or the tailored type in PARTICULAR are a little restricting ….and let’s not even go there with the full ‘suited & booted’ look …..what are ‘tie’s’ all about for example? …..I wonder who decided it was ‘de rigueur’ to wear a strip of cloth tied in a specific knot around one’s neck!!! …….or even worse …..a BOW!!!:D:D:D

So here are my tips for men to help maintain  ‘coolness’ in the heat of summer:D:D:D

Firstly ALWAYS remember that WAFT is key …..so cloth of some kind IS important in my view as it creates it …..promotes air circulation if you will …..and I am led to believe this is a particular issue with regard to a guys tackle:D:D:D

Also to get the full benefit it is ESSENTIAL to wear natural fibres in the heat ….cotton, silk, linen …..polyester et al does NOT cut it ….trust me

So maybe we should look to warmer climes for inspiration ……I have been fortunate enough to to visit Thailand in the past so know from experience how ‘cool’ these are ….


YES they are the ‘Thai Fishermans Pant’ ……note the roomy gusset and wide cut of the leg which helps move that much needed air around thus preventing sticking and chafing:)

If you are after the FULL waft experience ….where better to look than the Arabian countries ….stunning in brilliant white cotton ….and yes …..it’s a maxi dress for men …..in ADDITION to billowing head gear providing sun protection AND that all important breeze effect:)

And finally my favorite ……..a simple oblong of cloth that can be worn in a multitude of ways and done so in MANY countries …..the Lunghi or Sarong ….eeeeeeasy….just throw on a T’shirt and a pair of flip flops to go about town if you feel a little exposed………….don’t forget your bottle of water and maybe a plain ‘macho’ coloured Japenese fan …………DONE!!!

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It doesn’t HAVE to be heavy going does it! 🙂