I spend a lot of time on this site telling you guys what to buy, and because I'm a complete narcissist, I can only assume that you guys want to know what I buy. And so, I bring you "What I Bought."
People who don't live in New York City literally do not understand how unbelievably hot it is during the summer. Take hot weather in any other location, and then put it into a box of concrete and metal and no natural shade. What do you get? Something that can be defined only as "motherfucking sweltering."
Which is why, after four consecutive summers of sweating like a pig during my morning commute and showing up to the office looking like I had either just got a glass of water thrown in my face because I said something offensive to someone (plausible) or am in the middle of a massive heart attack, I decided to break down and buy some handkerchiefs.
I had been coveting this O'Pioneers Handkerchief Set ($40, Izola) for forever, and now it's finally mine. I especially like the one emblazoned with the word "COURAGE," because it takes a lot of courage to not pass out on the subway platform each morning. Life's a struggle.