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Tony Thomas
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What are your thoughts about these two outfits for Summer gigs? I bought several shirts in the style on the right, in various colors and had the Tony Thomas logo embroidered on the chest. Any feedback?

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Sophocles
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Hey Tony, I actually came on here today to see what people were saying about summer clothes and kids parties. I've only done a few shows and have a show next week outside where the temperature will be very hot. I'm going with dark jeans and a black t-shirt with the head/face of Gargamel on the front. I like it and feel comfortable in it. My wife says its fine but it personally I worry a bit that too many people in my area of the world think of Magicians in the traditional outfit... Regarding the outfits you posted, I'm not a fan.
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Tony, I think they look good on you. You can pull that style off, myself, since those shirts are not like anything I wear, I feel I would look odd. As long as you’re comfortable in them, they work well for you.
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Almost every juggler or balloon artist I know wear a bowling shirt style like that in the summer. I do the same when doing those, but keep my magician in character - I lose the vest and jacket on hot days however...
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I usually pack a gig into whatever jacket I'm wearing, but in the Australian summer with 30-40 degree days, jackets are just impossible!

What I've found cheap & useful are those stretchy zipper running belts. Depending on the design you get, you could quite easily fit 3 decks of cards!
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When performing outside during the summer I usually go with the plain white shirt and rolled up sleeves, clear suite trousers and loafers.... classy and cool
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On Jul 11, 2020, Luke Wolf wrote:
When performing outside during the summer I usually go with the plain white shirt and rolled up sleeves, clear suite trousers and loafers.... classy and cool


That can be a good look. Or if need be for a bit more formal look, the classic linen suit which is traditional for summer wear.

If the venue is casual enough and it is suitable for your style the bowling shirt or the Hawaiian shirt option works.

I would still tend to subscribe to the philosophy of the performer dressing "up". But I realize it can be brutal in the heat for outdoor shows. (I live in Florida)

Men's fashion sites have tips on wearing a suit in hot weather, for example:

https://www.realmenrealstyle.com/wear-suit-in-hot-weather/

"This article is brought to you by Thompson Tee. Their revolutionary lightweight and breathable sweat proof undershirt is designed with Hydro-Shield sweat-proof technology, meaning you’ll never have to worry about embarrassing underarm sweat marks again."

The Thompson Tee sweat proof undershirt is a good product. (any time of the year , but especially in hot weather)
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