When it comes to men’s fashion, it’s all about finding pieces for summer that are equal parts comfortable and stylish.
While most offices accommodate rising temperatures by keeping the AC running, it can be hard to choose an outfit that will keep you cool from your morning commute all the way to after work drinks on the patio.
Sweat happens — but it’s not always the most professional or confidence-boosting choice for work.
We’ve gathered some of our picks for the most breathable shirts you can wear to the office so can feel and look cool all summer long.
As the website says, “When the hustle brings the heat, you need a shirt that can take it.”
Available in a wide variety of colours and patterns, the Twillory Performance shirt is a stand-out when it comes to functional, stylish office attire.
With more than 100 five-star customer reviews, these shirts are made from moisture wicking material that’s hyperbreathable, wrinkle-free (no irons needed), with a collar-ring shield and four-way stretch technology.
“Twillory makes the best performance dress shirts that I've found. The white performance shirt is amazing, feels like you are wearing a T-shirt. I own many Twillory shirts,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “I wear a dress shirt almost everyday. The performance fabric is essential for summers in the South. Love these shirts.”
SHOP IT: Twillory, $135 (or 2 for $162)
If you’re looking for shirts for every occasion that won’t rack up dry cleaning bills, Mizzen + Main might be for you.
These machine-washable shirts are wrinkle-resistant and made of performance fabric that’s moisture wicking to avoid embarrassing sweat stains in warmer temperatures.
Available in a wide variety of sizing (trim, standard and tall) we like this check pattern for casual business environments or summer functions.
“Great shirt to go along with my others. Particularly good for travel,” wrote one reviewer. “Lightweight packing and easy to wash and dry. Does not absorb odours.”
SHOP IT: Mizzen + Main, $165 CAD
The latest innovation from the menswear giant, the Performance Series offers a modern twist on the classic white dress shirt.
Featuring signature COOLMAX® technology for optimal breathability, these shirts are wrinkle-resistant, machine washable and offer optimal comfort without sacrificing classic, tailored styling.
“Not only did I get these shirts for work with the usual expectation of quality, the timing was perfect,” raved a reviewer. “We experienced an unusual heat wave and this cool max version was stellar.”
SHOP IT: Brooks Brothers, $156 CAD
Made from 100 per cent cotton, this classic dress shirt is made with moisture-wicking material and four-way stretch performance fabric used in the underarms to help keep you cool and avoid unsightly sweat stains.
“My husband is constantly sweating, always sweating,” lamented one reviewer. “These shirts are a saving grace for him at work. He used to throw out shirts frequently because of discolouration. These hold up great!”
SHOP IT: Lawrence Hunt, $116
Stay cool this summer with this moisture-wicking dress shirt that’s machine washable and features enough stretch for full-range of movement capabilities that comes in a wide variety of colours and textures at a price that’s too good to beat.
“Interviewing for a new job can be stressful, but less so if you have the proper attire to aid in your job search. This regular fit stretch dress shirt from Calvin Klein makes for a truly corporate look and will enhances my favourite suit very nicely. It’s non-iron, 96 per cent cotton and 4 per cent Elastane. I trust Calvin Klein to give me the look I want to land that perfect position,” wrote one hopeful reviewer. “It’s one less thing I’ll have to worry about as I face the competitive market.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $67
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