It may be a summer event, but it is not easy to find the right clothes for this time of year. Numerous retailers and brands are pushing their products to you through Memorial Day sales, Fourth-of- July sell-athons, and seasonal collections. No matter how difficult it gets, keep in mind that getting dressed in June is the same template as buying clothes for spring… and even winter. Sure, a garment’s material and weight may vary with the shift in temperature, but the quintessential pieces go as follows: a top, some bottoms, a pair of shoes, and some worthwhile accessories.
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As with all seasons, the style you choose to wear in summer is entirely up to you. But, we can all use a little help. In order to compile a cohesive wardrobe, we’ve scoured the web to pin down a wide variety of garments and accessories that we deem must-have pieces to pick up this summer. Moreover, the 22 best men’s style essentials are here to help you have an easier time deciding what to wear when things heat up out there.
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UNIQLO Cotton Crew Neck
UNIQLO is our number one choice for essentials. That said, the brand’s AIRism tech serves as a blend of fabrics tailored toward tackling the summer temperatures and staying soft to the touch. This affordable tee comes available in over 5 colors, so you’re bound to find the right shade for you.
Jungmaven Pocket Tee
Jungmaven’s flagship t-shirt is featured as “the perfect tee to wear while hiking the Superstition Mountains,”We think it is perfect for any situation. The garment-dyed top is crafted from a blend of hemp and organic cotton, deeming it an impressively sustainable choice that doesn’t skimp on comfort. Plus, it’s available in 15 different colors, so you’ll never get tired of it.
Lady White Co. Lite Jersey T-Shirt
This stylish top from Lady White Co. arguably serves as the L.A.-bred boutique’s claim to fame, and for good reason. The Lite Jersey T-Shirt is a classic 1960s style with its blind-stitched hems. It also has taped shoulder seams.
Levi’s 1950s Sportswear Shirt
The LWC tee is well-designed and highlighted by its ‘60s look, this choice from American heritage brand Levi’s was directly inspired by an archival shirt from a decade before. Levi’s Vintage 1950s Sportswear shirt is a boxy-fitting, cotton-made short-sleeve choice that comes available in a quartet of original colors. It also features a chest pocket, which adds to its functionality.
J.Crew Ribbed Cotton Short-sleeve Johnny-Collar Sweater
J.Crew is a firm favorite thanks to its superior essential pieces, which make it stand out from the rest. Case in point is this incredibly stylish short-sleeve sweater polo that’s decidedly retro and yet very on-trend. This comfortable shirt is the perfect choice for summer, thanks to its unique mid-century-inspired design, waffle-like texture and wide-spread Johnny neck.
NN07 Miyagi Camp Collar TENCEL and Lin-Blend Shirt
We knew it was only a matter time before we added a camp-collar shirt to our summer wardrobe. This stylish Japanese-made piece is the perfect choice. This shirt is perfect for wearing when temperatures rise, thanks to its breathable TENCEL Lyocell/linen composition. For an extra shine, it is finished with mother-of pearl buttons and is available in a pair that’s subtle and season-appropriate.
Todd Snyder Italian Cotton Silk full Placket Riviera Polo
Rounding out this collection of quality tops to pick up is none other than a shirt from Todd Snyder — after all, the New York label is one of the dominant forces in today’s menswear scene for a good reason. The Full Placket Riviera Polo is comfortable and stylish. It features a 55% Italian Silk makeup and a silhouette that resembles mid-century Hollywood icons. This is why you should not consider any other shirt for this summer.
Everlane Pull On Performance Chino Short
As another brand we continuously look to for essential garments, Everlane’s sustainable ways and quality pieces earn it a spot on this list. The clothier’s four-way stretch chino shorts are far more than meet the eye, offering excellent moisture-wicking and fast-drying capabilities, both of which are sure to come in handy during a long day in the sun.
Banks Journal Big Bear Corduroy Shortwalk
Corduroy is a great fabric to have around the summer, so these shorts by the Byron Bay-bred clothier will keep you cool. The Big Bear Corduroy Walk Short features a 7” inseam for mid-thigh style and an elastic waistband for maximum comfort. For functionality’s sake, the shorts even come equipped with a back patch pocket and a pair of patch pockets at the hips.
Flint and Tinder 365 Pant
Flint and Tinder’s 365 Pant are intended to be worn as many as days as its name implies. Huckberry house brand makes its flagship bottoms using 98% cotton and just 2% spandex for a little stretch. F&T describes garment-dyed pants in a fusion between chinos, jeans and performance pants. Their classic five-pocket style is perfect for storing all your EDC gear.
Taylor Stitch The Morse Pant
Taylor Stitch is so versatile that it is difficult to find a pair of pants you like. We also love the breezy linen pants for summer. The brand’s Morse Pant is crafted from a sustainable, flowing blend of 8-ounce organic cotton and linen to make for a soft, lightweight pair of bottoms. Plus, thanks to the Morse’s dying and washing process, the texture of the pant ultimately shows itself more and more with time, transforming it into a time capsule of sorts.
Buck Mason Stone Twill Desert Cargo Pan
Buck Mason is a brand that seems to be doing everything right, in a similar fashion to Taylor Stitch. These cargo pants have a relaxed silhouette and are made from 8.4-ounce cotton weave. They have chic corozo nut buttons and angled pockets. Hidden snaps are also included. A pair of drawcords is located at the ankles for a close-tailored fit. These garment-dyed cargos come with enzymes to give them a worn-in feel straight off the rack.
Saturdays NYC George Brushed Cotton Trousers
Saturdays NYC is a brand that excels at keeping things simple. The George Cotton Trouser is a perfect example of this. It’s made from a blend of cotton, polyester, viscose, and elastane to combine for a unique breathable feel that keeps you comfy as can be. The pants have an elastic waistband, making them extremely easy to wear. These are the perfect bottoms to buy if you’ve got a formal event coming up but want to feel like you’re wearing pajamas — after all, it is wedding season.
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A.P.C. Martin Jeans
If there’s one thing that A.P.C. knows, it’s denim. The Parisian fashion house pushed the needle with its minimalist aesthetic back when it first set up shop, and its overall look and appeal haven’t shifted since. The Martin jeans are one of the label’s more notable silhouettes, and this particular pair comes available in a stylish, hickory stripe design for an old-school look.
Having come to form in the same city as Disneyland, it’s safe to say that these iconic sneakers have a sort of magical, inescapable allure. Vans are the most iconic summer shoe, aside from sandals. The heritage shoemaker’s Authentic silhouette hasn’t aged a bit, boasting the same low-key lace-up profile and trademark rubber waffle outsoles that combine for a pair of sneakers that look great in any color — as a matter of fact, there are over a dozen of them to choose from.
OBRA 240 Canvas Slip-On
An easy pair of shoes to slip into is essential at this time of year. OBRA is the best in this category. These sturdy, Brazilian-made canvas kicks boast a vulcanized rubber outsole, vegan suede lining, and the brand’s proprietary Working Footbed. To make them even more easy to pull on, they also have a reinforced tab at the heel.
These gorgeous, hand-woven leather huaraches may resemble a picnic basket at first glance, but what’s more appropriate for the summer than that? The slip-on shoes are finished with flexible EVA soles that provide enhanced shock absorption and durability. These shoes are handmade in Mexico to give you a sense of craftsmanship.
Sabah’s handsome flagship shoe is handmade in Turkey and takes inspiration from the country’s commonplace slip-on. The Sabah’s uppers are composed of premium, long-lasting nubuck, which is as stylish as it is durable. That’s not the only unique hide that puts these shoes together, as it sits on a naturally tanned buffalo leather insole that molds and contours to your foot, resulting in the perfect fit.
Although Salomon’s been around for over half a century, the brand has garnered a bunch of attention in recent years, and its quintessential XT-6 silhouette is one of many reasons for it. These TPU-made shoes, which are eight years old, have been designed to withstand extreme conditions and provide top-notch performance. Of course, it makes use of the shoemaker’s signature Agile Chassis system to ensure stability over the course of any workout, in case you want to use these as more than an en vogue fashion accessory.
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Bombas Vintage Calf Sock
There aren’t many accessories that are as essential as socks, which is why it’s only fair for you to wear some of the coolest ones around. Bombas, a New York-based clothier that has earned respect for its high-quality undergarments (and occasionally shirts) is the inspiration behind this vintage-inspired trio. These socks feature a cushioned, supportive footbed that ensures comfort at every step. Most importantly, though, they utilize the brand’s proprietary Honeycomb Support System to comfortably cradle your foot.
lululemon Patch Logo Bucket Hat
As advocates of the Canadian athleisure label, we’ve got to admit that lululemon is adept at manufacturing more than running shorts and yoga pants — Much more more. The brand’s Patch Logo Bucket Hat is made of uber-lightweight nylon ripstop and rounded out with a mesh sweatband to wick away any sweat you might encounter along the way. The best feature of this accessory is its adjustable chin strap. However, it also has an exterior pocket that will be very useful.
Timex Q GMT
If you’re in the market for a good-looking watch that won’t break the bank, you’ve probably given Timex’s catalog a thorough look. The latest version of the brand’s 1970s-inspired Q line boasts a Swiss-made GMT movement, finally bringing some real utility to that aluminum Pepsi bezel. The watch is stylish and water-resistant to 50 meters, so you can wear it to your next pool party.
Byredo Open Sky
Every season has its own scent, and Byredo is a name we can trust to deliver the right choice for all four. As its name insists, the Stockholm-bred fragrance house’s limited edition Open Sky EDP is inspired by travel, having come about in the midst of the pandemic to remind users of what it’s like to be out and about. This unique, citrusy fragrance can be worn all day with its fresh top notes of black pepper and hemp leaves and heart notes of palo santo and vetiver.
This is the final item on the list of essential summer items. A pair of sunglasses can go a long way, whether it’s for style purposes or merely protecting your pupils — that said, why not aim for both? Persol’s homage to the late, great Steve McQueen is a foldable showcase of refined manufacturing and artisanal craftsmanship that the Italian eyewear legend has been putting on display for decades. The eye-catching Opal Yellow frame with Polarized Blue lens is available in a variety of colors.
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