Summer Menswear Staples

It's summer where I am, and that means (regrettably) styling my staple pieces for comfort in the heat. Below are some looks that feature staple items done for summer. When the weather takes a change, there's no reason to get a completely new closet  just do a little finagling. 

The summer shoe – Jack Purcell. Get them from Zappos for free shipping

Summer suiting-Replace the button down with a scoop neck t-shirt. Here Tinie Tempah does it well. (Source)

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Go sockless. Loafers and socks...

Blazer, button up, shorts...? Yes shorts. It can be done, and should be done. Source.

Flannel for summer! This is the Brooks Brothers Long-Sleeve Henley Shirt

Take the lightweight flannel you wear in the fall and pair it with shorts and a striped t-shirt underneath. The flannel isn't so hefty to add heat, but just enough warmth for summer sunsets. 

Chinos in summer: A classic just like they are in fall. Try these Milano Fit Garment-Dyed Chinos from Brooks Brothers. 

Oxford cloth button downs (OCBDs): The shirt of summer, winter, spring, and fall. Source. See more at the #ocbds tag on Tumblr.

And for the final product:

All the pieces together (source)