Firstly, my apologies for the delay in this month’s Video – we will try to get Episode 6 up soon.
Summer can be a tricky time for style. To beat the heat, most guys keep it simple with a t-shirt/polo & shorts, and all layering goes out the window.
Although a simple outfit can look great (with the proper fit, colors, accessories, etc) that doesn’t mean you should discount layering all-together.
Here, some layered summer looks featuring an underrated accent piece: the tank top.
1. Under Slim Cotton Jacket
The tank under a jacket can be a tricky look to pull off. It’s all about balance: make sure that the tank isn’t too tight, and the jacket isn’t too loose. The tank should also be cut (or rolled/partially tucked) shorter than the jacket.
This works best with unstructured jackets, preferably in cotton – although I’ve seen it done well with more traditional suiting fabrics as well.
Bonus Tip: These aren’t stretchy, tight, “wife beater” undershirts – they are tank tops that are meant to be a little loose and flowy
Bonus Tip II: Tanks are one of the only garments that I suggest buying one size up.
Bonus Tip III: Tank tops, like several other summer looks, look best on the fit – but that doesn’t mean a heavier guy can’t pull it off!
Bonus Tip IV: It helps if you have a tan too – but that doesn’t mean a pale guy can’t pull it off! (I’m proof haha).
- Khaki cotton suit jacket by J. Crew
- Tortoise shades by Persol
- White tank top by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Red suede driving shoes by Tod’s
- Tortoiseshell watch Girlfriend’s
- Indigo denim jeans by JCrew