Spring is here, summer is only a few weeks away and being the well dressed gentleman that you are, the search is on for the last few pieces to round out your summer wardrobe. Never fear, we have the five essential items you need to make it through a summer filled with weekends with the guys, dinners with the folks and being someone’s plus one to a myriad of weddings.

Khaki Suit

Khaki suits are not only appropriate for everything from work to weddings during the summer, they also scream effortless style. This khaki suit available at JCrew.com.


The key to pulling off a great linen look is to relax and let it wrinkle. Linen is supposed to look like you just got off of a transatlantic flight before grabbing a drink with clients. Navy linen suit by Ralph Lauren Black Label available at RalphLauren.com

Colored chinos

Give your jeans a rest on the weekends and opt for a brightly hued pair of chinos that are pleat free, have a lower rise, slimmer cut and look best rolled to expose a little ankle with boat shoes. Brooks Brothers colored chinos available at BrooksBrothers.com.

Suede Bucks

Nestled between your lace-ups and your loafers should be a pair of nubby, suede bucks that can be worn with jeans, the aforementioned colored chinos, shorts, khakis, and pretty much everything in between. Photo courtesy of GQ.com.

Tennis Shorts

Before you tell me that these shorts are too short for you remember that ladies like gentlemen not guys who dress like they’re constantly on the way to a frat party five years after they’ve finished grad school. Tennis shorts by Dsquared2.

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