The summer season calls for Big and Tall clothing that’s lightweight and comfortable. There are plenty of fashion possibilities for Big and Tall men, whether you’re heading to the office or the gym. Many of these outfits are versatile enough to work for multiple occasions, and all of them are machine-washable for convenient cleaning. Here are some hot-weather outfit ideas to consider for your wardrobe:
For the hottest days, men’s cotton tank tops are a must-have. They provide lightweight coverage with plenty of airflow and complement any style of athletic shorts. You can also wear them with denim shorts or khaki shorts if you don’t want an elastic waist. Tank tops can be layered under breezy cotton button-downs and paired with your favorite shorts for a morning-to-night style. White cotton tank tops are ideal for layering beneath dress shirts and summer sweaters or pairing with Big and Tall pajamas for cozy sleepwear outfit.
An even more versatile shirt style for hot summer days is the T-shirt. Big and Tall tee shirts go with virtually everything, and they come in a rainbow of colors and bold graphic prints. You can wear a T-shirt with Big and Tall shorts for a classic summer look. Chino shorts lend a semi-dressy look to any T-shirt, especially if you layer on an unbuttoned collared shirt and wear loafers or another business-casual summer shoe style. Whether you wear your tee tucked or untucked with chinos is a matter of preference. Generally, tucked T-shirts look dressier, and untucked tees look more casual.
If you want a semi-casual look that’s a bit more laid-back than chino shorts, opt for denim instead. There are men’s jean shorts in various lengths and washes, so you can find a pair that complements your summer shirt wardrobe.
Then there’s the polo shirt — one of the most versatile shirt styles there is. You can pair a polo with cargo shorts for a look that’s polished yet casual or with any other shorts you prefer. Polo shirts come in cotton mesh fabric, a highly breathable knit that’s ideal for hot days. You’ll also find polyester polo shirts and those made from Supima cotton, which is grown in the USA and has a super-soft long-staple fiber that’s also durable and colorfast. Even through repeated wear and washings, Supima cotton shirts won’t lose their shape or fade. The same is true for Supima cotton sheets, towels, and other home goods.
If you’re going for a dressier look, you can’t miss with a khaki-pant and button-down shirt combo. If the occasion permits, you can wear knee-length khaki shorts instead of long pants. Choose a structured shorts style to keep the outfit on the dressy side. Five-pocket styling, belt loops with a leather belt, and hemmed cuffs are a few features that impart a dressier look to khaki shorts. If you prefer a darker hue, navy is another option that you can pair with a white button-down for a nautical-inspired look.
Button-down shirts come in many fabrics, colors, and even some prints and patterns. There are short-sleeve button-downs that are ideal for hot days, along with long-sleeve styles for formal occasions and cooler weather. A white dress shirt and khakis with almost any necktie and dress shoes is a business-casual outfit that’s also relatively cool for summer wear.
No men’s summer wardrobe is complete without swimwear. There are men’s Big and Tall swim trunks in various lengths and styles, and some of them have chlorine-resistant and UV-protective properties. For all-day comfort and an adjustable fit, choose a pair of swim trunks with a full elastic waist and drawcord. When it comes to swim tees, there are short-sleeve and long-sleeve styles from which to choose. They’re made from lightweight fabric with a hint of spandex, and they dry quickly. Like some of the swim trunks, men’s rash guard shirts and hoodies provide UPF 50+ protection for covered areas.
A discussion about the best outfits for hot weather isn’t complete without talking about shoes. Summer is the perfect season for flip-flops and sandals. Water shoes are a must-have for the gym locker room, pool, and beach. If you want a business-casual summer shoe, consider a classic loafer in cotton canvas. Boat shoes are another option for summer; they pair well with almost any shorts and shirts. Wear them with khaki shorts and a polo shirt or with jean shorts and a tee. For workouts, you need an athletic shoe with plenty of support and a nonslip outsole. Perforated uppers allow for plenty of airflow to help keep your feet cool.
With the right summer clothes, you can stay cool even on the hottest days without sacrificing style. Explore the Big and Tall summer clothing selection to find plenty of outfit options in light, breezy fabrics.