Growing up where did your family buy its clothes?
This question came to mind, the other day, thanks to the suggestion of a friend in response to a very real need I have to find some way to affordably change my wardrobe for health reasons.
In the tropical heat and humidity of Houston I sweat a lot when I exert myself via a lot of walking or cycling, even at work if the air conditioner isn't cool enough or not working.
This has led, over the past couple of years, especially from May thru October, to severe itching and heat rash in what I call my "south 40”.
Prescription Ketoconazole Cream (2%) helps fight the problem but the dark skin discoloration remains so I will be seeing a Dermatologist, in Sept., to see what else I can do.
In the meantime there IS something I can do to help my own cause; change my wardrobe.
It has been some time since my last major wardrobe filling expedition and, aside from my tight-fitting briefs and a handful of T-shirts and my socks, 6 dark blue work shirts and 2 dark-colored pairs of short pants none of my clothes are 100% cotton. Only the T's and briefs are light-colored (white/mostly white). My work pants are Khaki colored and barely half cotton.
Googling and reading has led me to realize that 100% cotton and light colors are cooling ways to fight the heat and sweating.