15 Stylish Summer Menswear Essentials

Cool stuff for hot days.

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(Photo: Greats/Todd Snyder/Outerknown)

(Photo: Greats/Todd Snyder/Outerknown)

When the temperature rises, having certain summer-ready style essentials like breathable shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, and accessories will make life a little cooler. Below, check out these 15 must-have summer style items to rock this summer.

Mack Weldon Vesper Polo

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A timeless polo never goes out of style — especially when it’s made with breathable micro-mesh fabric and has a stay-put collar that never rolls.

Get it here for $68

Garrett Leight Brooks Sunglasses

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Look sharp all summer courtesy of square acetate shades with a defined keyhole shape from the chic California eyewear brand.

Get it here for $340.

J. Crew Essential Crew Neck T-Shirt

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There’s nothing basic about a simple crew neck t-shirt. Wear it under a jacket or on its own year-round.

Get it here for $19.50.

American Trench Ventile Ball Cap

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A classic low profile dad cap made from 100% cotton Ventile, the same tough fabric used in the brand’s namesake trench coats. Available in dark navy, royal blue and olive, this American-made cap repels wind and water, but is still breathable on hot summer days.

Get it here for $65.

Greats Royale Blanco 

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A clean, white sneaker is always a must for summertime outfits, and a smooth leather upper makes these classic kicks from Greats a solid choice.

Get it here for $179.

Outerknown Woolaroo Trunks

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These shorts from surf legend Kelly Slater’s brand are naturally breathable, odor resistant, and will keep you cool, thanks to merino wool’s temperature-regulating properties.

Get it here for $125.

Uniqlo Linen Long-Sleeve Shirt

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Linen is one of the best fabrics for warmer months, and this linen long-sleeve shirt looks great in and out of the office.

Get it here for $19.90.

Swatch Big Bold Blue

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This simple, beach-ready Swatch packs a colorful pop with 3D blue prints on the dial and strap.

Get it here for $100.

Darn Tough Vertex No Show Ultra-Light Socks

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At just 13 grams per sock, these no-show socks keep your feet cool and dry without letting anyone knowing you’re wearing them.

Get it here for $16.

Club Monaco Grant Linen Blazer

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Dress up your summer outfit with this polished and lightweight cotton blazer that’s made with breathable Coolmax technology.

Get it here for $329.

Buck Mason Denim Two Pocket Field Shirt

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The classic denim jacket gets a lightweight–and lighter-wash– summer makeover.

Get it here for $125.

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos

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Dressy enough for the office and casual enough for a lazy weekend, these versatile cotton chinos suit every occasion.

 Get it here for $88.

Todd Snyder Short Sleeve Camp Collar Button Down

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Vintage-inspired stripes in bright colors make this retro-inspired button down an eye-catching favorite.

Get it here for $168.

Vans ComfyCush Slip-On 

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Keep your feet extra comfy with classic slip-ons upgraded with Vans’ new ComfyCush outsole and moisture wicking lining.

Get it here for $70.

Brooks Brothers Canvas and Leather Belt

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This canvas belt has leather detailing on the front, with full leather on the reverse and a polished gun metal buckle.

Get it here for $73.

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