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A military shirt is the lightweight layering piece you need this summer

Best lightweight military shirts for men
Best lightweight military shirts for men

Some surplus street style captured by Yu Yang for FashionBeans during Milan Fashion Week.

Consider this something of a secret weapon for warm weather dressing. A lightweight military-inspired shirt will add an air of cool casualness to your dress pants and proper shoes. It also has the power to make a simple pair of jeans or some shorts and a T-shirt look more ruggedly stylish and put-together.

Cut from lightweight but durable fabrics, and often featuring generous chest pockets, they're one part shirt, one part jacket and make an ideal summer layering piece. Pull one over a plain undershirt, a printed tee or even a relaxed tank top and just let it hang open. It's a super casual move but it gives an otherwise understated look a punch of surplus style.

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Remi Relief, $300

Color Pairing

These shades of green go particularly well with saturated blues and denim (or black denim for that matter).

Color pairing: These shades of green go particularly well with saturated blues and denim (or black denim for that matter).

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Save Khaki Military Shirt

Save Khaki, $140

Sophnet. Military Shirt

Sophnet., $249 / $159

Layering tip: Pull one over a plain undershirt or printed tee and just let it hang open.

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Buck Mason Military Shirt

Buck Mason, $105

Neighborhood Military Shirt

Neighborhood, $255

Layering Tip

Pull one over a plain undershirt or printed tee and just let it hang open.

RRL Military Shirt

RRL

$185

RRL, $185

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