Rocking a blazer in the summertime can be a tricky predicament. East Coast humidity combined with lengthy city blocks can be a recipe for overheating. But there are ways to beat the heat while still looking your best. Trade in the stuffy shirt and tie for a breathable white t-shirt, and forgo the typical charcoals and navys for softer colors that won't attract the sun.
The grey jacket and jeans approach pairs well with all kinds of accessories. But I think it looks especially dapper with a classed up pair of brown monk straps, like the Wesley by Bruno Magli—handmade in Italy. Sticking with the brown leather theme the Hagen Rectangular watch from Skagen and a vintage square-buckle belt keep the look balanced and cohesive. But the best part about this look? It works in any season.