Keep Your Cool in the Best Lightweight Summer Suits

When it comes to dressing up as the temperatures rise, there are plenty of ways to keep things cool.

Here are three surefire ways to pull off the suited look this season—no matter where you’re headed.

Cotton suit by Canali
Cotton suit by Canali Andy Ryan

1. Cotton Casual 

The perfect combination of form and function, cotton suits are stiffer than winter wools but lighter and far more breathable. Dress them up with a button-down and loafers. Or keep things casual with a T-shirt and sneakers.

Canali Blazer ($ 1,595,; Canali Trousers ($ 540,; O.N.S Clothing Linen Village Crew ($ 88, Salvatore Ferragamo Ajustable Gancini Belt ($ 450,; Tod’s Sneakers in Leather ($ 775,

Seersucker suit by Brooks Brothers
Seersucker suit by Brooks Brothers Andy Ryan

2. Sir Seersucker 

When the heat index spikes and humidity soars, this southern staple stays cool and breathable, a stylish option at both work and summertime events Seersucker is also a lot of fun to wear, adding panache and personality to your wardrobe. No wonder it’s the go-to summer-wedding attire.

Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Stripe Seersucker Suit ($ 498,; Dolce & Gabbana White Dress Shirt ($ 395, select Dolce & Gabbana stores); Thom Browne Classic Necktie, ($ 190, select Thom Browne stores); To Boot New York Capo in Cognac ($ 395,; and matching To Boot New York Cognac Calf Belt ($ 150,; Kane 11 Lemans Vapor Socks ($ 21,

Summer weight wool suit by Z Zegna
Summer weight wool suit by Z Zegna Andy Ryan

3. The Right Blend

Contrary to popular belief, you can wear wool in the summer—provided it’s the right wool. Look for a suit marked “summer weight.” The fabric is lighter and has a looser weave, making it as breathable and comfy as cotton or linen.

Z Zegna Wool Blend Suit ($ 1,395, select Ermenegildo Zegna stores); Club Monaco Slim Linen Shirt ($ 98,

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11 Lightweight Spring Jacket Deals You Need to Jump On Quick

Spring is right around the corner. That means it’s high time to adjust your wardrobe accordingly and pick up the perfect lightweight spring jacket on sale.

Luckily, some of our favorite retailers are making room in their inventory for spring and summer fashion. So this is the ideal time to pick up the layers that will carry you through till Memorial Day.

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We’ve put together a list of 11 awesome picks that are currently on sale. Check it out below to find a great deal, no matter what you’re looking at for spring.

Whether you prefer a technical weather-resistant garment, sleek leather or suede, or a comfortable and versatile shirt-jacket, there’s something here to suit every man’s personal style.

The 7 Best New Rain Jackets to Keep You Dry This Season

From windbreakers and rain jackets to protect you from the elements in spring’s unpredictable weather to trendy pile fleece and fashionable camo, there’s a spring jacket that’s just right for you. The best part? They’re all on sale right now.

Herschel Supply Co. Camo Coach’s Jacket

A light, unlined cotton-blend coach’s jacket circles back to the city core in a fresh woodland camo print.

Originally $ 110, right now you can get it for just $ 49 at Nordstrom—that’s 55 percent off.

Get It: See all of Nordstrom’s men’s jackets on sale.


Flint and Tinder Staywax Camp Shirt

Cut from a washable, weather-resistant waxed cotton from British Millerain, an old-school fabric mill that dates back to 1880, the lightweight fabric and slightly slim fit make this shirt-jack perfect to throw over a t-shirt.

Also available in tan, it’s just $ 83 right now (that’s 51 percent off). 

Get It: See all the Clearance items at Huckberry.


The North Face Apex Flex GTX Jacket

With a pack or without, when the weather is questionable the Apex Flex will lead the way. The active fit won’t get caught on your gear and the elements are shoved to the side. As your body heat increases, pit zips save the day.

Regularly $ 229, right now it’s only $ 138—that’s almost 40 percent off.

Get It: See all past season North Face apparel on sale at Moosejaw.


Stoic Hi Loft Fleece Jacket

This Backcountry exclusive is perfect on its own but also great for layering. Lofty polyester fleece traps your body heat; stretchy ripstop on the chest pocket and outer collar add style and durability.

Also available in black, this Ebony colorway ($ 24) is 65 percent off right now.

Get It:  See all the men’s jackets on sale at Backcountry.


Flint and Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Every man needs a waxed jacket. Each time you hoist a beer, tie your boots, or ride your bike, your movements will lighten the color in the creases and bends. One of Huckberry’s best-sellers.

Six colors are available, but you can pick up this Navy colorway ($ 154) for 30 percent off right now. 

Get It: See all the Clearance items at Huckberry.


Marmot Gravity Jacket

A windproof softshell for adventures in the woods or on the town. Durable and stretchy as you move from city to trail and back again.

Also available in black ($ 97), it’s 35 percent off the regular price of $ 150.

Get It: See all men’s jackets on sale at Moosejaw.


Under Armour Atlas Gore Active Shell Jacket

Whether you’re heading for a speedy hike or a long trail run, you’ll get durable waterproof protection with highly breathable performance. 

Available in either graphite (shown) or blue, this jacket originally cost $ 300, but you can have it for $ 150—a full 50 percent off.

Get It: See all of Backcountry’s men’s jackets.


Billy Reid Suede Work Shirt

Kick up your spring style—as long as the weather’s dry. A traditional work shirt made of supple, washed goat suede with antique-inspired snap hardware.

Billy Reid is one of our favorite brands and to find a garment like this ($ 448) at 55 percent off is a veritable steal. 

Get It: See all of Nordstrom’s men’s jackets on sale.


The North Face Allproof Stretch Jacket

A weatherproof jacket for easy movement as you hike, bike, or run, polyester fabric with stretch moves when you move. Yup, that’s right: waterproof and windproof protection that’s comfortable, too.

Several colors are available, but found the most sizes and 40 percent off this Rage Red colorway ($ 90; regularly $ 149).

Get It: See all men’s jackets on sale at Moosejaw.


Original Penguin Ratner Chest Stripe Jacket

Chest stripes and contrasting stripe ribbon accent a timeless, lightweight water-resistant jacket designed for easy layering throughout the year. And remember, Nordstrom always has free shipping.

Pick it up for $ 60—that’s 60 percent off the regular price of $ 150.

Get It: See all of Nordstrom’s men’s jackets on sale.


Stoic Reflective Camo Jacket

Camo is shaping up to be the hot pattern of the season. This weather-repellent jacket features a reflective print for added visibility in low-light conditions, making it suitable for city- or trail-bound adventures. 

Best of all, it’s only $ 45—that’s 55 percent off.

Get It: See all the men’s jackets on sale at Backcountry.


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The Stylish, Lightweight Wolverine Sneakers Every Guy Needs

As we’ve mentioned before, a wardrobe isn’t complete without a pair of hard-wearing leather boots to see you through years of muck and rain. But until Wolverine’s new 1000 Mile Original Sneaker, that kind of durability wasn’t expected from a pair of casual kicks.


These shoes show that the 135-year-old American bootmaker can hang with even the trendiest streetwear brands.

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The sneakers take their name from Wolverine’s legendary 1000 Mile Boot, and they share that shoe’s signature curved collar and stitch pattern.

They’re also made in the company’s factory in Big Rapids, Michigan, where four shades of soft, unlined Horween leather are sewn to lightweight Vibram rubber soles.

A technique called cupsole construction, which effectively fuses the sole to the upper, keeps the sneakers feeling supportive—though it also means that you can’t resole them.

But that’s fine, because these things are built to outlast any shoe in your closet.

[$ 285,]

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5 Lightweight Sneakers for When You Can’t Wear Sandals This Summer

Ditch the overengineered running shoes. These light, comfortable sneakers are perfect for lazy summer activities—and can be crushed between beach reads in your weekend travel bag.

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1. Tretorn x Andre 3000 Benjamin Overdyed Nylite

These retro canvas sneaks are reborn, with help from the rapper of “So Fresh, So Clean” fame. Seems appropriate: The Nylites are both, thanks to an uncluttered canvas upper with a single crisp painted logo.

[$ 110;]

2. Chuck Taylor All Star Perforated Low Top

A classic, updated for hot summer days. Diamond-shaped cutouts bedeck the cowhide-suede uppers of these low-top Chucks. They don’t just look cool—they keep your feet cooler, too.

[$ 120;]

3. Phil Lace

The suede-and-canvas Phil features a casual easy look, but it’s sneakily capable should you want to wander off the sidewalk. The low-profile but high- traction outsole and a sweat-wicking upper lend an assist in long after-work rambles.

[$ 100;]

4. Deerupt

They look dropped from space, but the Deerupts have roots on Earth: The grid motif comes from Adidas’ 1980s running shoes. Here the mesh gives its stretchy upper a socklike fit. A bonus: That upper crushes down to minimize luggage space.

[$ 100;]

5. Nohea Moku

Water-ready shoes tend to be homely; not so with these, which can go from the office to an impromptu after-work paddle. The quick-drying fabric upper keeps a low profile, while drainage ports and siping in the outsole provide grip on wet surfaces.

[$ 95;]

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3 Lightweight Sport Coats to Class Up Your Summer Look

During summer, unconstructed sport coats will make you look—and, more importantly, feel—like the coolest guy in the room.

Every guy benefits from a well-fitting sport coat. But when the temperatures spike in summer, traditional jackets can turn into an oppressive sauna.

The 10 Light-Weight Fabrics to Wear This Summer

There’s a time and place for seersucker, but if you really want to elevate your look during those dog days, you need an unconstructed coat. Unlike most jackets, these thin variations have little or no lining, so they’re light and comfortable in the heat. Plus, in neutral shades, like those seen here, they’ll work well with the rest of your summer wardrobe—yes, even your T-shirts.

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1. Gant Diamond G Stretch Linen Blazer

[$ 450;]

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2. Billy Reid Rustin Sport Coat

[$ 595;]

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3. Ermenegildo Zegna Linen Jacket

[$ 1,995;]

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6 Lightweight Jackets Every Guy Needs in the Summer

We get it: the whole point of summer is that you get to leave your jacket at home. But there are arguments to doing the contrary: not only will lightweight jackets pull your look together, but the comfort of having an extra layer once the temperature dips at night makes them a good option. (Plus, having somewhere to store your headphones, pocket knife, pens, and sunglasses that isn’t the pocket of whatever pair of pants you’re wearing is always a welcome thing.) Sure, don’t bring a jacket for those miserable sweaty triple-digit days, but a jacket at the office will save you from office air conditioners, cold conference rooms and any last-minute after-work plans that might creep up.

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