How to keep your cool at the office, even in the summer heat. The rising mercury presents a distinct challenge for office attire: looking your best without also looking like you commuted through a sprinkler. To help you pull off this amazing sartorial feat, we went and put some of our favorite summer looks through their paces in an actual office environment ... ours. To add to the verisimilitude, we set each of these looks—a crisp khaki suit from Belvest, Mediterranean blue loafers from A.P.C., bold selvage cotton shorts from Bespoken, and more—in an actual(ish) office scenario. Think: presenting the latest results at the company all-hands, making the most of a chance hallway encounter with the company chairman (played by actual Gilt Chairman Susan Lyne), or trying in vain to get a projector to work for a meeting with the CEO (yep, that’s our founder and CEO, Kevin Ryan). The afternoon nap may be a tad unrealistic, but the dressed-up shorts look is for real. And so is the well-deserved beer after a long, hard day of getting stuff done and looking good while doing it.
Stylist: Jared Flint; Photographer: Andy Ryan; Producer: Ashley Boer; Groomer:Scott McMahan at agentoliver.com; Model: Philippe LeBlond at dna; shot on location at Gilt HQ and Artisanal Bistro. Special thanks to our colleagues at Gilt Groupe, particularly our featured extras: Susan Lyne, Kevin Ryan, Chris Halkyard, Marisa Todd, Anne-Marie Gauthier, Alexandra Steege, Mark Wunsch, Neil Decker, Jonathan Evans, and Chris Wallace.