"So maybe Beltway critics are correct to call the politicos out of touch. They’re certainly not in touch with their own thermoregulation. But that’s because on Capitol Hill, will trumps weakness. Ideals stay stringent, even when impracticality could cause heat stroke or malodorous scents to rise from one’s wool blazer. The congressional dress code has always been a brotherly code of honor, adopted by all ages and species of homo politicus. Congressional offices, a sample of which would not comment formally on their business-formal dress codes, don’t appear to have budged on their sartorial expectations, even for a daunting heat wave or sweat-inducing debt-ceiling talks. “There was no change in dress code in my office,” said Zach Dann, a Senate staffer who, after only four weeks in Washington, calls the suit “standard operating procedure."
Heat wave hits Washington, but its men remain armored in their suits - The Washington Post
I’m happy that my office is business casual, but today’s wedding has me feeling the full fury of DC summer in a suit!
as I was when I finally left the building this evening.
Oh, the humidity!