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Summer Style Essentials Every Man Needs

A few dozen style staples that are definitely worth the investment.

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As with cooking, so with style. The better your ingredients, the better your dish. Flavoring and pairings give personality, context and place. A polo shirt with linen shorts versus a denim western shirt and jeans; steak frites versus chicken-fried steak. A hemp T-shirt with faded wash jeans compared to a graphic one overtop sweatshorts; pitting crudo up against fish sticks.

The maxim of “buy better, buy less” applies here. Match good taste with smart purchasing, and the two will coalesce naturally over a period of years. And although your summer wardrobe may slightly change over those years, it remains rooted in classic basics that age well with years in the sun. (As fans of vintage clothing, it's hard not to imagine these pieces after a season under constant sunlight.)

Although there is much to love, there isn't much to say about each of these selections. Simply put, these are bite-the-bullet-and-buy-it items — but some are surprisingly affordable. Covering most all of your bases, save for attire meant for special occasions, we present a few dozen style staples that are definitely worth the investment.

Shirts

Officine Generale Green Eren Camp-Collar Voile Shirt

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Green Eren Camp-Collar Voile Shirt
Officine Generale Mr Porter
$355.00

Brunello Cucinelli Blue Striped Cotton Shirt

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Blue Striped Cotton Shirt
Brunello Cucinelli Mr Porter
$845.00

Knickerbocker ? Camp Shirt

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? Camp Shirt
Knickerbocker Knickerbocker
$135.00

Save Khaki Blue Garment-Dyed Button-Down Collar Shirt

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Blue Garment-Dyed Button-Down Collar Shirt
Save Khaki Mr Porter
$170.00

Shorts

Alex Mill Pull on Button Fly Short

Pull on Button Fly Short
Alex Mill Huckberry
$95.00

Corridor Pincord Camp Shorts

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Pincord Camp Shorts
Corridor Huckberry
$125.98

De Bonne Facture Washed Linen-Canvas Drawstring Shorts

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Green Washed-Linen Canvas Drawstring Shorts
De Bonne Facture Mr Porter
$295.00

Birdwell Corduroy Shorts

Corduroy Shorts
Birdwell Birdwell
$89.95

Pants

Oliver Spencer Linen and Cotton-Blend Trousers

Linen and Cotton-Blend Trousers
Oliver Spencer Mr Porter
$260.00

Todd Snyder Straight Fit Faded Wash Jean

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Straight Jean in Faded Wash
Todd Snyder Todd Snyder
$158.00

Universal Works Ecru Fatigue Pant

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Ecru Fatigue Pant
Universal Works Stag Provisions
$198.00

Dandy Del Mar Brisa Linen Pant

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Brisa Linen Pant
Dandy Del Mar Huckberry
$99.00

Basics

Jungmaven Jung Tee

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Jung Tee
Jungmaven Jungmaven
$50.00

Velva Sheen Pigment Dyed Pocket Tee

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Pigment Dyed Pocket Tee
Velva Sheen endclothing.com
$79.00

Sunspel Cotton Riviera Polo Shirt

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Cotton Riviera Polo Shirt
Sunspel Sunspel
$135.00

Corridor Washed Indigo Pique Polo

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Washed Indigo Pique Polo
Corridor Corridor
$95.00

Knits

Todd Snyder Italian Linen Crewneck Sweater

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Italian Linen Crewneck Sweater
Todd Snyder Todd Snyder
$328.00

The Elder Statesman Continuum Pullover

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Continuum Pullover
The Elder Statesman The Elder Statesman
$1,180.00

Outerwear

Cushman Lot. 26903 Freedom Sleeve Sweatshirt

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Lot. 26903 Freedom Sleeve Sweatshirt
Cushman Clutch Cafe
$260.00

De Bonne Facture Camp-Collar Washed Linen-Canvas Chore Jacket

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Camp-Collar Washed Linen-Canvas Chore Jacket
De Bonne Facture Mr Porter
$505.00

Footwear

Viberg Slipper

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Milkshake Calf Suede Slipper
Viberg Viberg
$490.00

Yuketen Arizonian Two-Strap Suede Sandals

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Arizonian Two-Strap Suede Sandals
Yuketen Matches Fashion
$364.00

Blackstock and Weber The Ellis Penny Loafer

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The Ellis Penny Loafer
Blackstock and Weber Blackstock and Weber
$325.00

Fear of God Leather Sneakers

Leather Sneakers
Fear of God Mr Porter
$595.00

Accessories

American Trench Corduroy Bucket Hat

Corduroy Bucket Hat
American Trench American Trench
$48.00

Jacques Marie Mage Clear Dealan D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

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Clear Dealan D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses
Jacques Marie Mage Mr Porter
$680.00

Folk Assembly Belt

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Assembly Belt
Folk End Clothing
$75.00

Todd Snyder x New Era British Millerain Cap

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British Millerain Cap
Todd Snyder x New Era Todd Snyder
$68.00

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