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Local Plunder How to Look Good When It’s So Damn Hot

Well, today’s high is 88. In April. These next few weeks, you’ll need gear that says you’re not at all bothered while you a) walk-run from one centrally air-conditioned space to another, b) watch a basketball team named after being hot, or c) set up camp on or near a body of water. Any body of water.

UD - The Item: Sweats Fit for Courtside
THE EVENT: NBA FINALS, MAYBE

The Item: Sweats Fit for Courtside

Wearing these sweatpants in Miami in the spring is like telling everyone you’re too much of a gentleman to melt—the golden hue would look right at home at the Triple A while the Heat do their thing. When Beckham asks where you got them, act casual.

UD - The Item: A Tasteful Race Car Tie
THE EVENT: A DAY AT THE TRACK

The Item: A Tasteful Race Car Tie

If you find yourself catching some action at the racetrack soon, you might channel a little Jean Girard. Just a little. This navy silk tie with a subtle vintage race car print will do nicely. Now all you need is to pair it with something... like a sidecar.

UD - The Item: Jungle-Print Swim Shorts
THE EVENT: POOLSIDE. ANYWHERE.

The Item: Jungle-Print Swim Shorts

You know what they say: April showers bring champagne at the Standard. Or maybe it’s brunch in Cecconi’s garden. Anyway, your swim shorts should probably be from the French label Ami, and they should probably be covered with an abundance of blooming flora straight out of The Jungle Book. Via Paris.

UD - The Item: Slip-Ons That Stand Out
THE EVENT: HITTING THE CASINO

The Item: Slip-Ons That Stand Out

So you’re stepping toward the poker tables at Casino Miami Jai-Alai. You want to be comfortable, but you also want to be... well, let’s just say if Hef were a shoe, that would be the kind of shoe you would want to wear to this thing.

UD - The Item: An Elegantly Rugged Watch
THE EVENT: A THREE-HOUR TOUR

The Item: An Elegantly Rugged Watch

Time flies when you’re lobstering off a yacht in Key Largo. So make sure you’re wearing one of these durable Japanese timepieces. That way you’ll know when to head back to shore for dockside cocktails and calamari. Calamari waits for no one.

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