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4th of July 2020

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Independence Day Is Around The Corner

Most of us largely missed out on spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it’s hard to believe that the 4th of July 2020 is almost here. This is a great time to celebrate, though. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia are performing well in terms of the virus. While we’re not out of the woods yet, we could all use a physically-distant-but-socially-close few drinks and food with dear family and friends.

We’re here to help you decide what to wear.

4th of July & Philadelphia

declaration of independence 4th of julyHenry A. Davidsen is a proud Philadelphian company, and Philadelphia’s history is inextricably linked with Independence Day. On July 8, 1776, Philadelphia held the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. A year later, the city marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, music, and fireworks.

With the exception of grilling, not much has changed since then in terms of how we celebrate.

What To Wear To A BBQ

man with beard grills on 4th of julyWhat should a guy wear to a 4th of July barbecue (or any outdoor summer get-together, really)? Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction:

  • Dress casually – it’s a BBQ, not the Kentucky Derby. To be clear, this does not mean dress sloppily. Shorts, flip-flops, and a t-shirt are fine so long as they fit properly, are in good condition, avoid any offensive graphics or wording, and the colors were combined thoughtfully. If you’re hurting for casual summer clothes, we make custom short sleeve casual shirts, custom polos, and even custom shorts for men. Contact us anytime if you’d like to discuss that further.
  • If you’re manning the grill, do your clothes a favor and wear an apron.
  • In terms of color, anything summer-y will do – white, lavender, pink, yellow, and light blue come to mind. With that said, the Fourth of July is an opportunity to combine red, white, and blue in a way that’s perhaps a bit much throughout the rest of the year. Some clients will utilize American Flag-style fabrics in their clothes specifically for days like these, while other guys may wear blue shorts, a red shirt, and white loafers.
  • Hang your clothes up outside your closet when you get home. Charcoal smells great and infuses food with a unique flavor, but it also gets into your clothes similarly to how cigar smoke does. Letting your duds air out overnight (or over two nights, if necessary) is enough to do the trick if you invest in clothes made from high-quality cloth. If you need to dry clean your clothes, read our post on what to ask your dry cleaner before doing so.

Further Reading

mens custom shirt with flag inside collarWe hope that you enjoy the 4th of July 2020, even if it’s not quite the same as it’s been in years past. Feel free to peruse the following articles on clothing and image:

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