Heatwave Incoming: Mens Clothing For Hot Weather

Written by Dan | 12/06/2023



The weather is heating up and with the Summer Solstice just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the best clothes to wear in the heat. For men, there are a few key items that are perfect for hot weather. T shirts, shorts and short sleeve shirts are a great start.

It’s also important to think about what materials your clothes are made from. Natural fibres like cotton and linen are breathable and will help keep you cool. Check out our pick of the best mens clothing for hot weather below.

What to wear in a heatwave

The summertime is a great opportunity for men to show some bare skin and embrace their inner fashionista. However, with the hot weather comes the challenge of finding lightweight clothing that is both stylish and comfortable.

Luckily, there are a few key items that any man can wear to look sharp and stay cool in the summer heat. First and foremost, linen is your friend. Linen is a lightweight fabric that breathes well and can absorb sweat, making it the perfect choice for hot and humid weather.

Another summer essential is a pair of shorts. Shorts come in a variety of styles, from dressy to loose fit and casual, so you can easily find a pair that fits your needs.

And don’t forget about accessories! A stylish sun hat or pair of sunglasses can help to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays while also adding a touch of panache.

Tom Ford Marcolin Sunglasses


So don’t let the heatwave get you down; with the right clothing, you can stay chill and look great all summer long.

T shirts

There’s nothing quite like a hot summer day. The sun is blazing, the air is thick and humid, and everyone is trying to keep cool. That’s why a man’s wardrobe is not complete without a few essential tees. They’re light and comfortable, and loose clothing allows air circulation to let your skin breathe.

Plus, at Mainline Menswear, tees come in a variety of styles from big-name designer brands so you can find one that suits your personality. So whether you’re hitting the beach or just spending a lazy day at home, make sure you have a few of these essential clothing items on hand. They’ll keep you staying cool all summer long.

Why settle for one designer T shirt when you can get three? BOSS T shirts are available in a great value triple pack so you can ride out the sun in style for less.

Three BOSS tees in summer colours

BOSS Multi Colour Triple Pack T Shirts


What better way to show your individual style in the warmer weather than a T shirt from the unmistakable Polo Ralph Lauren range? This classically understated lightweight cotton tee will keep you cool and looking great.

Ralph Lauren Crew Neck T Shirt

Ralph Lauren Crew Neck T Shirt


If luxury Italian labels are more your thing, why not try some smart but casual clothing from the genius designers at Armani Exchange? This cotton logo tee is light and eye-catching.

Armani Exchange Crew Neck Logo T Shirt

Armani Exchange Crew Neck Logo T Shirt


Embrace the heat with a pair of men’s shorts. Not only will they keep you cool, but they’ll also help you look stylish. Whether you’re hitting the beach or the pool, or simply enjoying a barbecue in the backyard, a pair of designer shorts is the perfect way to stay cool and look good.

For a casual look, try a pair of denim shorts or chinos. Or if you’re looking to dress things up a bit, go for a pair of linen or Khaki shorts.

What could be more iconic casual wear than a pair of Levi’s 501 denim shorts? Take the fit and style you love and mix it up for the warm weather. Add in a pair of sandals or flip flops and you’re good to go!

Levis Original Fit 501 Denim Shorts

Levis Original Fit 501 Denim Shorts


If you’re looking for something with a looser fit, these Nike cargo shorts will feel equally at home in the gym or for outdoor activities. Made from breathable material, they are perfect for hot climates and everyday wear.

Summery Nike cargo shorts

Nike Club Logo Cargo Shorts


How to stay cool in the summer sun

There’s no need to sweat it out this summer – literally. Staying cool in the heat is all about making smart choices, and that starts with your wardrobe. First things first: ditch the heavy fabrics and try wearing clothes in light, breathable materials like linen or cotton. In short, dress appropriately.

And when it comes to choosing a colour, go for light hues – they’ll reflect the sun’s rays rather than absorb them. Deeper shades will make you feel hotter, so it’s best to avoid them if you can. And speaking of reflecting heat, don’t forget to slap on some sunscreen! SPF is your friend when it comes to beating the heat.

Another way to stay cool is to keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Alcohol and caffeinated beverages should be avoided, as they can actually dehydrate you. Instead, focus on water-rich fruits and vegetables like watermelon and cucumber, and make sure to drink lots of fluids on a hot day even if you’re not thirsty.

Lastly, try to stay out of the direct sun during the hottest hours of the day – seek shade whenever possible. By following these simple tips, you can beat the heat and enjoy a cool, comfortable summer.


What materials are best for hot weather

When the weather gets hot, we all want to be comfortable. But what are the best fabrics to keep you cool when the mercury rises? Many people believe that natural fibres are the key to staying cool in the heat. And it makes sense – after all, these are the breathable fabrics that have been used for centuries to make light, airy clothing for warm climates.

The experts agree – according to a study by the University of Nebraska, natural fibres like cotton and linen are more effective at wicking away sweat and allowing airflow than synthetic options like polyester. So next time you’re looking for the perfect summer outfit, reach for something made from natural fibres – your body will thank you!


Mainline Menswear’s Spring Summer collection

There’s no need to suffer through the heat – with the right clothing, you can feel cool and comfortable all summer long. Mainline Menswear has everything you need for a stylish and comfortable wardrobe, from T-shirts and shorts to lightweight shirts and chinos. So don’t wait any longer – start shopping today, and enjoy the summer. It won’t be long before the bad weather returns and we’ll all be begging for more heat!


Can’t stand the heat? Check out the Mainline Menswear Summer Shop

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