Summer Fashion Advice for Men

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You’re no Don Draper. It’s hot outside and most guys don’t know how to dress for the heat.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay cool & semi-fashionable.

  1. Make sure your khaki pants are light & breathable. There’s nothing worse than a guy wearing dark pants and sweating in very inappropriate places.
  2. If you have a good pair of summer pants that you like, buy two. We know you’re not a fashion guru. Buy and wear multiple pairs. When you wash your clothes, you degrade the material. Multiple pairs will lengthen the life of your wardrobe. You’ll look fresher and cleaner, too.
  3. The same advice can be applied to your shirts. You found a polo at the mall? Buy a few in different colors. Same thing for button-down shirts.
  4. Beware logos on golf shirts. If the logo is bigger than a plum, don’t wear the shirt.
  5. Pop the collar when you hang your shirt on hangars. It’s the best way I know to avoid that worn-in line.
  6. Never wear a short-sleeved shirt and a tie. You aren’t ironic enough to pull it off.
  7. It’s time to retire that braided belt. I know, I know. This one is controversial. Your belt feels good and has a summery look. Yeah, summer 1992.
  8. No matter how much you think you don’t sweat or smell, you do. Your shirts will hold on to those odors. It’s important to add deodorant and anti-perspiration to your wardrobe. As I mentioned before, I really like WIN laundry detergent.

Summer clothes are notorious for wrinkles. I want you to learn how to iron, but that’s nuts. Who irons in 2010? If you find yourself traveling and you need to iron, wait until the iron heats up before using it. If you try to use the steam setting before the iron is hot enough, the stupid thing will leak.

Wet spots on your clothes? Not fashionable. Ever.

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