Now that the weather is much warmer, you can lighten up your summer 2022 style with ease. You see, as we enter mid-summer, you not only want to look cool but you want to stay cool while doing it. The key to the perfect summer wardrobe comes down to finding unique options that are both stylish and comfortable.
This summer, most American guys are taking interest in not only dressing better but dressing with purpose. And I am not only talking about apparel. Today, men’s essentials include grooming, fragrance, sunscreen, and the various wellness items that contribute to men’s lifestyle during the summer season.
I am pleased to report that an abundant number of American men are taking interest in dressing better. But dressing well in the heat can feel so intimidating unless you prepare ahead of time. The good news is that advancements in technology have made it possible for a multitude of new items to hit the shelves.
Let’s face it, today, consumers want to dress well and stay comfortable. The secret, as with most men’s fashion and grooming products, is found in the details. The following summer fashion items can be mixed and matched in endless combinations.
Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 Skeleton
The Florentine fashion house, Salvatore Ferragamo has released a new timepiece this summer: the F-80 Skeleton. It’s a re-edition of one of its most successful men’s accessories, but this time boasting a sustainable strap in two perfect summer colors for men.
Available in new green and blue versions in a limited series, the new F-80 Skeleton with a sustainable strap connects to an elegant satin-finished steel case, with an automatic movement visible through the museum case back and skeleton dial with the iconic Gancini motif.
The strap is made of materials with a reduced environmental impact: a thin layer of FSC-certified cork covers the inner part, while the outer part is made of fabric composed of post-consumer recycled PET fiber with hole covers in vegetable-tanned leather.
The Hawaiian shirt takes on a whole new design as Ferrari takes the classic design for a spin, adorning the shirt with pop-art imagery of the classic car brand. Contrasting colors make the shirt a stand-out piece that is sure to get people talking. The street style-inspired front patch pockets add an edge to the shirt without taking away from its wearability.
Short-sleeved shirt with all-over print
BRUNO MAGLI Crafted in Italy, the stylish Costa sunglasses feature a classic aviator design with colored lenses and coordinating acetate arms.
- Metal aviator-style sunglasses
- Stainless steel with acetate temples
- Spring-hinge frame for an extremely comfortable fit
- The lens is a CR39 scratch-resistant plastic with 100% UV protection
Engineered to help you show off your best assets – in and out of your clothes – 2(X)IST’s new performance-ready underwear collection “LIGHTNING” features effortlessly sexy designer sports briefs and ultra-comfortable underwear basics including; low rise briefs and low rise trunks, as well as high-performance long boxer briefs. Made using their proprietary Speed Dri® nylon fabric that moves with you for the best possible fit, the line boasts an ultra-lightweight, breathable mesh fabric that wicks away moisture to keep you dry and comfortable as you’re moving around and working up a sweat. $28-$34
The hunt for the perfect all-sport summer short ends here. The All-Day Tennis Short delivers a crisp, everyday look and high-performing elements throughout for men on and off the court. Starting with a woven fabric body that is breathable, quick-drying, and odor-defying, so as the day heats up – you’ll remain sweat- and stink-free. The short is complete with ample storage, exactly where you need it most, including two pockets on the side that can fit tennis balls, and a back pocket in the waistband for your other small items. The adjustable, drawcord waistband keeps the shorts, and your belongings, securely in place. The All-Day Tennis Short is the short of the summer, and perfect for a stylish yet comfortable outing, elevating your everyday style. Wilson All Day Tennis Short
Dolce & Gabbana
Corallo Collection: The Dolce&Gabbana Corallo collection celebrates the marine world and its diversity. A tribute to the sea, a place of freedom, and to red coral especially, which is rich in aesthetic and symbolic potential. The new Corallo collection and its iconic coral print represent a journey into freedom and imagination. The fitting silhouettes – that evoke masculine sensuality – are embellished by an elegant and original coral print.
Silk habotai Hawaiian shirt with coral print in Multicolor for Men | Dolce&Gabbana® (dolcegabbana.com)
Easy-to-apply, water-resistant, broad spectrum SPF 50 sports spray for face and body. Ace effortless UVA/UVB protection with this lightweight sunscreen, designed with a continuous spray for quick all-over coverage. Infused with super-nourishing antioxidant ingredients, our multi-tasking mist can go from the course to the beach and beyond with ease.
WearSPF is a high-performance, accessible suncare line complete with sprays, sticks, and lotions for the face, lips, and body, made in collaboration with pro-golfer Justin Thomas. WearSPF is a message on a bottle creating a call to action to wear sunscreen. Justin is on a mission to educate and encourage people of all ages to apply, re-apply and go get checked. WearSPF is proud to partner with the Justin Thomas Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Justin Thomas Foundation.
HALDON DERBY Haldon is a new two-eyelets Derby revisiting traditional codes with style, its concave facing profile, and rounded toe shape make it an elegant yet casual style. Featuring subtle gimping details on the tongue, Haldon is offered in an array of supple suedes and calf. Available in tonal variations, the Ultra Light Weight Rasp sole matches in harmony with the upper giving contemporaneity and character to the shoe.
Summer is here, and so is a trip to the beach. Comfortable, stylish, and adjustable, the Colmar Originals swimsuit with tri-color bands is the perfect selection for him to transition from the cool waters of the pool to the soft sandy beachside deck chair. Embrace the holiday sun in this simple and casual design. A must-have for summer 2022.Colmar Originals Swimsuit with Tricolour bands link
Drakkar Noir Eau de Toilette by Guy La Roche
Launched in 1982 by Guy Laroche, Drakkar Noir is a fragrance that has stood as a cultural touchstone of masculinity, celebrating the strength and power within. Drakkar aims to shift the perception of masculinity, recognizing the modern man while retaining its core DNA of ‘masculine strength and power’. Drakkar Noir exudes a natural, seductive allure, inspiring boldness, and courage, bursting open with fresh notes of lemon and mandarin orange, textured with spices, coriander, and juniper. The warm, herbaceous tones of basil and rosemary conjure the heart of the woods while cedar and vetiver compose the sensual finish. A signature fine masculine scent with an intense, lingering trail.
When it comes to men’s summer essentials, a polo is can be one of the sharpest and most versatile items in a man’s wardrobe. But these days, it seems so many men are wearing the same brands and colors. While a polo shirt is a great collared alternative to a t-shirt, the time is ripe for revolution to present your unique style while standing out from the crowd. Made from high-quality Peruvian cotton, the POTRO polo is a sure-fire way to step up your style game at the office and yet is strong enough to take on a multitude of summer activities while keeping you comfortable and dry. This season, the brand developed a handful of standout colors to make the best of your summer office and leisure time. $149
Jimmy Choo enters a fresh new phase with the launch of a new fragrance, Jimmy Choo Man Aqua. A bright, refreshing scent that is laced with a marine-soaked breeze of ultra-masculine elegance, this new fragrance marks a bold new chapter in the story of the Jimmy Choo Man. Macy’s
MARDA BEIGE SHORTS–Add a relaxed and timeless color to your beachwear wardrobe with our high-end sustainable swim shorts crafted from 7 upcycled plastic bottles. Marda swimwear is custom-made from a premium Japanese fabric that is light, soft, and water-resistant, taking just a few minutes to dry post-swim. Confidently understated, yet highly functional. They are fitted with back pocket zippers, and chrome stainless steel cord stoppers and complete with our signature recycled metal rubber waistband logo—your new sustainable swimwear go-to. $140.00
Timberland’s Earthkeepers® by Raeburn GreenStride™ Edge EK+ Hikers is a new eco-innovation and archive-inspired style thoughtfully created with nature in mind. Perfect for all your warm-weather outdoor activities, this lightweight lace-up hiker features GreenStride™ comfort soles made of 75% renewable bio-based material with sugar cane and rubber from trees, breathable ReBOTL™ fabric linings containing at least 50% recycled plastic, and uppers made with Tencel™ x Refibra™ fabric. A climbing-grade rubber toe cap also helps protect toes on the trail. $185
MagnaReady short-sleeve button-down shirts simplify dressing by eliminating the task of buttoning your shirt. Ideal for men with a disability, health condition, or anyone who dislikes fumbling with buttons, MagnaReady shirts feature a patented hidden magnetic closure technology. Just line up the two sides of the shirt front and with a click, click, click, the MagnaReady shirt will “button” itself.
The iconic RD Swim Shorts, inspired by the model worn around the Mediterranean in the early 80s, are upgraded in an Italian recycled, lightweight, and quick-drying polyester offering UV and chlorine protection. Breathable micro-mesh lining provides comfort while tailored fit, short legs, and side slits offer an enhanced silhouette. Swimshorts Tricolor Vertical
Tom & Teddy
Tom & Teddy– Tom & Teddy’s trunks are an essential addition to every guy’s beachwear kit. The super-soft, quick-dry, and UPF50+ fabric make them ideal for all-day wear as they’re ultra-comfortable with exceptional sun protection – they really do feel great against the skin, even when wet. The mid-thigh length and straight cut of the trunks mean they’re versatile enough to wear at the pool or beach, but also when out and about on hot sunny days. With a robust elasticated waist and tough drawcord, these are durable swimmers with a sporty style that’s just right for active days, in or out of the water. Tom & Teddy trunks come in a wide range of designs and colors – there’s a pair to suit everyone! Men’s Blue & Lime Ice Lollies
These men’s flat-panel trunks have a mesh lining perfect to keep you cool and dry this summer! The fun pattern is also the perfect way to revamp your seasonal wardrobe and look chic on the beach. $99.00
Surface Deep Anti-Odorant Spray. Dermatologist Developed to prevent odor on underarms and feet. Powered by fruit-based glycolic acid and aluminum-free, Surface Deep is an innovation in odor prevention. A skin microbiome-friendly blend of fruit acids and botanical extracts provides a new and effective way to spray away and prevent odor all day on underarms and feet. Also, comes in convenient Travel Pads. 100% non-toxic and pH Balanced. No Aluminum, No Parabens, No PEGs, No Sulfates, No Alcohol, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free / Leaping Bunny Certified. $18 Surface Deep Anti-Odorant Spray
Pas Une Marque
Pas Une Marque’s ‘Optique’ tee shirt is here to make us question reality on a daily. Constructed with 100% Peruvian Pima cotton, this regular-fitting tee showcases the collection’s emblematic lens motif, features a Tyvek® prescription patch, and displays a reminder on the back: “Here to make you see what others don’t”. Image Courtesy of Pas Une Marque.
Behind Pas Une Marque lays the profound desire of understanding the world around us by constantly questioning perspective. We manifest this intention through fashion, as we experiment and innovate with different graphics, textiles, and manufacturing techniques. Our collections convey specific narratives meant to provoke social critique, with garments carrying different sub narratives and hidden messages. Pas Une Marque is not a brand. We are a medium of expression. Optique Tee Shirt Short Sleeve (Pebble Brown)
Whether you are preparing for a long day at work, a tough workout, or a fun-filled day ahead, JOYA Matcha-Moringa Instant Elixir Blend has the daily supplements needed to give you the cognitive energy to get through all your tasks ahead. This elixir is a must-have in every man’s routine because JOYÀ makes it easy and enjoyable to harness the power of traditional medicinal herbs without all of the synthetics, fillers, and sweeteners found in many supplements and functional foods.$35.99 Matcha-Moringa Instant Elixir Blend
Words by Joseph DeAcetis