When the weather warms up, it's easy to simply throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and call it a day. But the street style snaps from New York's first official men's fashion week have us right-clicking and saving as reminders to step up our style game. Herewith, four fresh ways to upgrade your current wardrobe as seen on some of menswear's best-dressed buyers, editors and other industry insiders.
On days when you know you should wear a sport coat but it's hot as balls out, lose the stuffy shirt-and-tie combo and pull on a T-shirt instead. Instantly, you have a look that is cool, continental and above all else, comfortable. It's a sharp style that looks right at home on steamy days.
Photos by Ryan Kibler
Consider this a secret weapon kind of piece. You want to add an air casualness to your dress pants and proper shoes? Or want some simple jeans and a T-shirt to look more ruggedly stylish? Try a lightweight military jacket. One part shirt, one part jacket, it's an ideal summer layering piece.
Photos by Tommy Ton
Longer silhouettes were something we saw in the collections on the runway, but they were also prevalent outside on show-goers as well. It looks particularly cool paired with a shorter jacket over the longer shirt. This reverse layering is an easy to add some streetwear swagger to your standard jacket.
Photos by George Elder
The simplest takeaway here is to simply opt for a looser pair of pants in a relaxed fit and enjoy the slouchy, ultra-comfy summer vibes. Roll up or cuff the hem to show a little ankle and sport the look with simple white sneakers, some sandals or espadrilles.
Photographer Giuseppe Santamaria's blog-turned-book Men In This Town showcases men's style from five distinct cities around the world—New York, Tokyo, Milan, London and Sydney.