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Considering summer’s more minimal dressing requirements, we appreciate finding warm-weather menswear with that extra 10 percent. For example: linen-silk solaro shorts from X of Pentacles, authentic loopwheel tees from Standard & Strange and a Luca Faloni baseball cap made from pure linen. We could go on, but we’d only keep you from digging into the goodness below.
Saint Laurent Jimmy Suede Sandals
No one told Saint Laurent that it had to reinvent the sandal—so it didn’t. Instead, the fashion house produced this admirably restrained version made up of little more than a strap, a molded suede insole and a rubber bottom.
Saturdays NYC Driessen Short Sleeve Workshirt
With all the work shirts we see these days, it’s a bit surprising that short-sleeve iterations aren’t more common. Saturdays NYC seems to have realized this and retooled their Driessen overshirt to have a more summer-friendly sleeve length.
Todd Snyder Italian Seersucker Studio Coat
We can’t say whether the chore coat evolved from the blazer or vice versa, but we do know that Todd Snyder’s studio coat is the closest natural link between the two. Its 3/2 roll, notched lapel and single-button cuffs can navigate “jacket required” territory, while a plethora of patch pockets and a relaxed fit keep it appreciably easy.
Officine Générale Lipp Garment-Dyed Lyocell-Twill Shirt
If you’ve previously encountered lyocell—a fabric made from natural plant fibers and known for its dry, silky hand—chances are it was in a relaxed-fitting camp collar or bowling shirt. But Officine Générale has handsomely upgraded the fabric to button-up form, combining classic design and a heatwave-friendly weight.
Rancourt & Co. The Coggins Sawtooth Shoe
These Maine-made moccasins produced in collaboration with author and outdoorsman David Coggins are said to be inspired by Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. We haven’t been but can only imagine that the mountain range has something to do with unlined, natural Chromexcel leather uppers and waterproof leather laces.
Turnbull & Asser Linen-Wool-Silk Bertie Blazer
With peak lapels and a ticket pocket, T&A’s Bertie blazer is styled classically—but made from a lightweight mix of linen, wool and silk dyed to a pleasing shade of rust. Combine it with a pair of matching pleated trousers to form a full suit or use it to upgrade light-washed denim and a polo shirt.
X of Pentacles High Waisted Shorts
Few pairs of shorts might be described as “elegant,” but this Neapolitan-made model from X of Pentacles makes the cut. It’s crafted from a linen-silk solaro milled in Italy and features a high waist, double pleats, side adjusters and just about every other bell and whistle you’d find on full-length tailored trousers.
Drake’s Giraffe Print Cotton Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt
Is it possible to make a giraffe-print shirt that is subtle…? Probably not, but Drake’s makes an admirable try with this camp collared number, whose design might seem abstract from afar but remains unmistakably giraffe-y up close.
Standard & Strange Wakayama Special Loopwheel Tee
Knit on vintage machines at one of the last remaining loopwheel mills in Japan, Standard & Strange’s Wakayama tees bear all the hallmarks of classic loopwheel construction. They’re lighter and softer than cotton tees made with more modern means, and lack side seams thanks to their unique construction.
Luca Faloni Linen Baseball Cap
A linen baseball cap may sound like an indulgence, until you realize that the fabric’s natural moisture-wicking ability allows it to act as a much better-looking sweatband in practice.
Anglo-Italian Button-Down Linen Shirt in Washed Madras
We’re used to seeing madras in Starbursts colors, which makes this muted and earthy iteration from Anglo-Italian quite refreshing. A button-down collar with a proper roll keeps it anchored to its preppy source material.
Salvatore Ferragamo Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
For most, a cotton-silk blend fabric in a sherbet pinkish hue would be enough to set a polo shirt apart. But not for Salvatore Ferragamo, which went ahead and added a point collar and an oversized, concealed placket for roughly 110 percent more attitude.
Our Legacy Single Breasted Wool Blazer
Tan-colored tailoring has remained controversial since a particular day in our 44th presidency, but have you considered taupe? Our Legacy has, and fashioned this refreshingly simple, triple patch-pocket blazer in that surprisingly versatile hue.
Acne Studios Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt
We’re not saying that this Acne Studios shirt marked by an oversized print of ornate fans will do anything in particular to keep you cool. However, it may have a soothing placebo effect.
Universal Works + Tokyobike Limited-Edition Mini Velo Bike
Nottingham clothier Universal Works and indie Japanese bikemaker Tokyobike have overcome their geographic differences to produce a miniaturized cargo bike in an amusing mustard shade. While its cargo rack can easily fit a CSA box or a few bottles of Pinot Grigio (careful), its lightweight and compact size might make it a go-to commuter, too.