It gets really freakin’ hot in New York City during the summer. And it’s not just the heat. It’s the oppressive, we-live-in-the-tenth-circle-of-hell, oh-my-God-the-city-is-an-oven humidity that really gets you. I can’t even walk, nay, swim (because that’s how thick the air gets) the five block commute from my apartment to the subway without feeling like I’ve run through a backyard sprinkler (though at least I’d be cool and wet if that occurred, not just disgustingly sweaty). All this makes wearing the least amount of clothing without fear of social and legal repercussions absolutely imperative. Enter linen, more specifically the linen trousers from Joseph Abboud. Paired with a lightweight cotton OCBD, this is your (and my) best shot at not sweating through anything and everything this summer. Godspeed gents.