At Salt Sky we love a well-dressed man. Here are some general guidelines to hot weather dressing that we feel will help keep you looking sharp.
Wear light colored clothing. Fabrics made with natural fibers like linen and cotton are the best choice because they are breathable weaves. Dark colors as you know don’t reflect light, they absorb it, making you feel hotter.
The summer t-shirt. If you are going to wear a t-shirt, make sure it is 100% cotton and not see through. Loose fitting t-shirts will allow for airflow but remember to not wear too loose of a shirt and especially not too tight. Go for the middle and stay safe and classy. Note: a sharp dressed man chooses a polo shirt before a t-shirt when possible.
The polo shirt. While still casual, this shirt is a step up from the t-shirt and a favorite for a weekend out on the town. With this shirt you can choose some stripes and patterns. Polo shirts are seldom fitted but would look so much better if they were. Consider a visit to your local tailor. Even a slight alteration can make a huge difference.
The button down short sleeve shirt. Love these! You just can’t go wrong, now the question is… to tuck or not to tuck? You can look stylish either way but a shirt that is too long will make you look like a slob. Rule of thumb: if you are covering more than 50% of your back side, the shirt is too long. This is a simple alteration that doesn’t cost much.
The undershirt. Always wear a light weight undershirt, preferably with a V-shape neck. You may think this will make you feel warmer but it will absorb moisture and keep your shirts free from sweat stains. A sharp-dressed man simply wears one because it just looks nicer.
Shorts. The nicest look are shorts that are 2-3 inches above the knee. Anything shorter looks like you are on your way to the gym. Choose linen when possible. However, some shorts made with synthetic blends have a nice cut, which do look classy. Stay away from denim as the weave is too tight making them too warm for hot summer days.
Shoes. There are 3 types of shoes that look great with shorts. A nice sandal, boat shoes and a canvas sneaker. Never running shoes, unless you’re exercising that is.
Have a happy summer, you well-dressed man!