I'm a fairly new manager at a university. The dress among my peers and directs is fairly casual....polos and dockers are the norm. However, the dress among my superiors is often much nicer: dress pants, dress shoes, button-down shirt, and often a tie. I've noticed that when they meet amongst themselves suits are often in order.
I would like to start dressing nicer at work. Not neccessarily a suit and tie every day, but I want to communicate that I am a professional.
The difficulty is that my university is along the Gulf Coast and it often quite hot and humid around here. High today was 89. I sweat quite easily.....I've even taken to wearing moisture-wicking golf polo shirts at work.
When I am shopping for more professional attire, what are some fabrics or other things I should look for to keep my wardrobe cooler?