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Local Plunder

The Best Gear for a Texas Summer

You’re no stranger to Texas summers. So you know exactly what you need: A/C, a pool and a good mojito guy. Also: clothes. So today we present Local Plunder, a collection of summer threads from across Big D.

Reversible Shorts by Tailor Vintage
THE SHORTS

Reversible Shorts by Tailor Vintage

The Gear: Yes, reversible shorts—sky blue seersucker on one side, and green and blue plaid on the other.
The Play:
It’s barely May and your summer’s packed with pool hopping, BBQ crashing and, of course, multiple wardrobe changes. Finally, some shorts that can keep up.

The Walton by Billy Reid
THE SUIT

The Walton by Billy Reid

The Gear: A lightweight linen and cotton summer suit made by those suit whisperers, the Italians.
The Play:
Weddings. Formal poolside after-parties. For these, you’ll need a suit—and to bring in the pros, meaning a Southern gent who’s no stranger to humidity. Consider Mr. Reid your man.

Swim Shorts by Vilebrequin
THE TRUNKS

Swim Shorts by Vilebrequin

The Gear: You’re a sucker for anything that brings back memories of the South of France—like the red and white floral patterns seen here.
The Play:
A watery dip: vital to July survival. No one knows this better than your swimsuit designers from Saint-Tropez—they take pool partying very seriously.

The Linen Slippers by Hadleigh’s
THE FOOTWEAR

The Linen Slippers by Hadleigh’s

The Gear: Mason blue linen slippers that can double as casual pool wear or tux slippers. Which, really, are one and the same.
The Play:
Anytime you need to easily transition from land to water—and you left your waterproof loafers at Lake Como.

Straw Fedora by Rag & Bone
THE HAT

Straw Fedora by Rag & Bone

The Gear: A Panama-style straw hat—ideal for that coveted Landry-in-the-summer vibe.
The Play:
Best for long outings—say an all-day poolside venture. Or supervising two-a-days.

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