Chris Hemsworth proves layering isn't just for winter
You can see it in his eyes. Chris Hemsworth has discovered something. Something important.
No, it's not another bumper Marvel contract. This time around, his sights are set upon the final frontier of summer dressing.
Yes, as the mercury soars and the small of your back soaks, the summer window is preposterously difficult for the common wardrobe.
Too heavy, too polished, and the risk of melting is high. Too light and breezy, and you may well freeze in the closest aircon: summer is a season more fickle than your current romantic interest's texting habits.
So, like Hemsworth, take a Russian doll approach. At the launch of TAG Heuer's Autavia Collection in Sydney, the 35-year-old opted for triple layers that boast a triple threat.
Each piece will work in isolation. Each piece works just as well in tandem. And, more importantly, each piece can be easily stowed away into the nearest backpack should the sun put his big, pollution-addled hat on.
The proof is in the palette. A white T-shirt, grey shirt and brown jacket (extra points for the suede, too) boast colours that meld, a fail-safe trio that'll work for just about any guy on this good Earth. Factor in the retro sunglasses of yesteryear too, and it's summer-appropriate without the usual tropes: loud printed shirt, short shorts, a borderline drinking problem and so on and so forth.
All of which should let quieter dressers take some relief. For this season, the broiling climes aren't a locked gate, or a sweat-covered barricade: it's a mountain to be conquered. Get practising that wistful gaze into the horizon.