Keep Your Cool in These Mens Summer Style Essentials

Keep Your Cool in These Mens Summer Style Essentials

Mon, 02 Aug 2021

About 15 years ago, the designer Miuccia Prada told the [Wall Street Journal](https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB116907065754279376), “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick.” Now, Prada wasn’t talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the last year or so, human contact has been quick and fleeting. If you did have a chance to meet friends, it was while wearing a mask and standing six feet away. And, to be sure, sitting on a Zoom call wasn’t a great way to show off your style. Want to reconnect with the world this year? Expressing yourself with the right men’s summer style essentials is an undeniably great way to do it. As the temperatures rise this summer, there’s something to be said for looking cool, while also being cool. Our preview of the best men’s summer style essentials mixes style and comfort to do just that. The looks include pieces from Dior, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, and more. Effortlessly Cool Men’s Summer Style Essentials Get the look (above): Emporio Armani Silk-Wool Checked Guru-Collared Jacket, Tank Top & Natural Stretch Wool Canvas Trousers ($1,495, $475, $725; [armani.com](http://armani.com/)) [Black and white photo of man wearing striped sweater on beach]Karl Simone for Men's Journal Get the look: Alexander McQueen Boat Neck Stripe Sweater & Shorts ($1,190, $720; [alexandermcqueen.com](http://alexandermcqueen.com/)) https://www.mensjournal.com/gear/unique-watches-for-men-to-elevate-summer-style-2021-mens-journal/ [From left: Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium King Gold, Zodiac Grandrally Quartz Black Leather Watch, and Panerai Bronzo Submersible 42mm Bronze Case & Blu Abisso Dial] [3 Unique Watches to Elevate Your Summer Style](https://www.mensjournal.com/gear/unique-watches-for-men-to-elevate-summer-style-2021-mens-journal/) [Read article](https://www.mensjournal.com/gear/unique-watches-for-men-to-elevate-summer-style-2021-mens-journal/) [Black and white portrait of man putting hat on with ocean in background]Karl Simone for Men's Journal Two Roads Hat Co. Bushwick Rancher Hat ($125; [tworoadshatco.com](http://tworoadshatco.com/)); Ermenegildo Zegna XXX ($995; [zegna.com](http://zegna.com/)); Buck Mason Flint Double Weave Vintage
Two Pocket Shirt ($105; [buckmason.com](http://buckmason.com/)) [Man sitting on beach wearing blue hoodie and shorts]Karl Simone for Men's Journal Dior Technical Canvas Blouson ($3,100; [dior.com](http://dior.com/)); Onia Linen Home Shorts ($65; [onia.com](http://onia.com/)) https://www.mensjournal.com/style/stylish-bucket-hats-for-men-to-wear-all-summer-long-mens-journal/ [Diop Mud Navy Bucket Hat] [The Most Stylish Bucket Hats to Wear All Summer Long](https://www.mensjournal.com/style/stylish-bucket-hats-for-men-to-wear-all-summer-long-mens-journal/) [Read article](https://www.mensjournal.com/style/stylish-bucket-hats-for-men-to-wear-all-summer-long-mens-journal/) [Man in white linen button-down shirt sitting on rocks by beach]Karl Simone for Men's Journal Frescobol Carioca Jorge Shirt ($250, [frescobolcarioca.com](http://frescobolcarioca.com/)); Louis Vuitton Staples Edition Drawstring Trousers ($1,080, [louisvuitton.com](http://louisvuitton.com/)) [Man wearing yellow cable knit sweater under jacket]Karl Simone for Men's Journal Paul Smith Ecru Cotton-Silk Funnel Neck Jacket ($875; [paulsmith.com](http://paulsmith.com/)); Salvatore Ferragamo Cotton Jumbo Yarn Sweater ($930; [ferragamo.com](http://ferragamo.com/)). https://www.mensjournal.com/style/update-your-summerwear-with-these-terry-pieces-mens-journal/ [Heat Up the Summer with these Terry Pieces] [Hit the Beach in These Summer-Ready Terry Pieces](https://www.mensjournal.com/style/update-your-summerwear-with-these-terry-pieces-mens-journal/) [Read article](https://www.mensjournal.com/style/update-your-summerwear-with-these-terry-pieces-mens-journal/) [Backpack with bucket hat, sunglasses, and binoculars]Karl Simone for Men's Journal Someone Somewhere Backpack ($60; [someonesomewhere.com](http://someonesomewhere.com/)); Nobis Oasis Classic Flat Top Bucket Hat ($55; [nobis.com](http://nobis.com/)); Paul Stuart Vintage Beach Scene Pocket Square ($95; [paulstuart.com](http://paulstuart.com/)); Dunhill Men’s Lightweight Aviator Sunglasses ($485; [neimanmarcus.com](http://neimanmarcus.com/)); Dior Bottle & Bottle Holder ($810; [dior.com](http://dior.com/)); Bushnell Bone Collector Binoculars ($150; [bushnellbinoculars.com](http://bushnellbinoculars.com/)); Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 ($4,300; [tudorwatch.com](http://tudorwatch.com/)); Le Club Original Flamingo Bay Swim Trunks ($67; [lecluboriginal.com](http://lecluboriginal.com/))

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