The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here and you can grab deals with over 1,000 menswear offerings sitewide. But we’ve narrowed down your choices to 10 picks on men’s wear essentials that you’ll love to use this summer. Whether it’s a family reunion, a beach trip, or a Fourth of July celebration, these summer staples will make for lots of enviable Instagrammable looks.
1. Ted Baker London Oven Slim Fit Soft Touch Piqué Polo
Pastels are in this summer and for men, go for comfortable clothing that will keep you looking cool and stylish throughout the season. The Ted Baker London Ovem Slim Fit Soft Touch Piqué Polo is a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe this summer. It features signature pops of pattern and color detail on the collar and welted pocket of a piqué-knit polo crafted for noticeable softness, making it a comfortable staple from day to night. It features a four-button placket, point collar, short sleeves, and a chest button-welt pocket for a classic silhouette. Comes in four colors: light blue, deep pink, light green, and navy. And since it’s 33% off right now, why not get all four colors? Shop at Nordstrom.
2. AG Tellis Herringbone Slim Fit Pants
L.A. denim brand AG delivers high quality clothing that reflects modern design sensibility and a classic sophistication with this pair of slim fit pants. These mid rise pants feature a rich herringbone print and is crafted from stretchy Italian cotton in a casual five-pocket cut. It’s slim but comfortable through seat and thigh and tapers slightly below the knee for a narrower leg opening. It has a zip fly with button closure and five-pocket style that lets you move around with your phone, keys, and wallet all in your pockets. Comes in a gorgeous Oxford blue shade that’s perfect for escapes to the sea. Shop at Nordstrom.
3. Original Penguin Parrot Print Slim Fit Woven Shirt
Get as much as 50% off on this summer staple: Original Penguin’s Parrot Print Slim Fit Woven Shirt, which is a perfect addition to any tropical wardrobe. Colorful parrots flit and perch all over this fun, short-sleeve button up that’s expertly crafted from crisp cotton poplin. It features a front button closure, button-down collar, short sleeves, and a chest patch pocket that makes for a very dapper look this summer. Takes you from beach to beach house in no time. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. 1901 Ballard Slim Fit Stretch Chino 11-Inch Shorts
From Nordstrom comes the brand 1901, which honors the year the company opened its first store. 1901 offers classics in the form of crisp shirting, smart tailoring, stripes and updates them with fresh prints and vibrant colors that are truly inspiring. The brand is known for reimagining heritage pieces and American prep vibes, just like these crisp stretch-cotton shorts that’s crafted with some stretch to accommodate your summer activities, which if course you’ll pursue in style. These shorts feature a zip fly with button closure, front slant pockets, and back button-welt pockets. Comes in two delightful summer-ready colors: coral faded and green canton. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. Double Rainbouu White Tiger Camp Shirt
It’s business in front and party at the back with this Double Rainbouu White Tiger Camp Shirt, which features a stylized tiger prowling through tropical flora on the back. Up front, the words “Night Crawler” are sprawled on the chest patch pocket. This lightweight rayon camp shirt is perfect for days lounging on the beach with a beer in one hand. It has a roomy, drop-shoulder fit that’s super comfortable without sacrificing style. It features a front button closure, revere collar, short sleeves, and chest patch pocket. Shop at Nordstrom.
6. AG Tellis Slim Fit Jeans (7 Years Tawny Umber)
Take a break from the jeans this summer and go for this pair of artfully faded jeans cut from Japanese denim that’s designed in a slim fit that tapers from knee to hem. It is slim but comfortable through seat and thigh and is slightly tapered below the knee for a narrower leg opening. It features a zip fly with button closure and a five-point style that’s perfect for any summer outing. Shop at Nordstrom.
7. Ledbury Jasper Tailored Fit Dot Dress Shirt
If you’re looking for a shirt that will take you from meetings to happy hour, go for this Ledbury Jasper Tailored Fit Dot Dress Shirt, which features a crisp dot motif in a versatile dress shirt featuring a sharp button-down collar and rounded, adjustable button cuffs. Pair it work dark slacks and a blazer for a sophisticated look or some khakis for a weekend meet-the-parents outing. It features a raised placket, button-down collar, long sleeves with rounded, adjustable button cuffs, chest pocket, back yoke, and a curved hem. Definitely a wardrobe staple for seasons to come. Shop at Nordstrom.
8. Vince Slater Slim Fit Chinos
Let’s face it: chinos will never go out of style. Thanks to the brand Vince, which offers conic essentials with a focus on distinctive design, enduring style and uncompromising quality, you can get all of that in this pair of trusty chinos. These slim but comfortable chinos taper slightly below the knee for a narrower leg opening, but are guaranteed to be comfy through seat and thigh. It features a zip fly with button closure and a five-pocket style. Perfect for pairing with smart casual tops for work or tropical-printed shirts for the beach. Take it from workday to weekend in a blink. Comes in a versatile stone khaki color. Shop at Nordstrom.
9. Original Penguin Thirst Place T-Shirt
Since 1955, the iconic Original Penguin brand and the Pete the Penguin has been representing Americana, and today the brand combines iconic American sportswear with modern-minded style to create pieces for stylish everyday living. This slim fit shirt features a refreshing graphic on the front, which is totally summer-appropriate. It features a crewneck and short sleeves that’s also great for trips to the beach or afternoon pool parties. Made of 100% cotton. Shop at Nordstrom.
10. Robert Graham Canon Rock Paisley Shorts
Representing American eclectic sensibility, the Robert Graham clothing brand combines craftsmanship, luxury and style, to create pieces like the Canon Rock Paisley Shorts. Just like others in the collection that evokes an attitude of singular self-confidence and individuality, this pair of shorts feature dark paisley patterns in a handsome trouser shorts. It’s accented with colorful print embellishments inside the waistband. It features a zip fly with button-tab closure, front slant pockets, and back button-welt pockets. Shop at Nordstrom.
We know how the temperatures affect the way we determine our wardrobe every season. Here are some quick tips on how to dress for summer, courtesy of Birchbox.
- Invest in a lightweight blazer. Some occasions will call for semi-formal attire and you would not want to sweat like a pig at these gatherings. Go for lightweight blazers that you can use this season.
- Go for solid t-shirts. You may have outgrown your graphic tee phase (or not), but you need to invest in solid t-shirts for when you want to layer or keep it looking smart. Go for pieces with color blocking or minimal textures to add style.
- Grab a linen suit. In case you’re attending your boss’ summer wedding or any very important occasion, it’s important to have a suit that is weather and temperature-appropriate. Ditch the heavy cotton suits and go for linens instead.
More great ideas on men’s fashion await in the stories from our archive in the links below. Don’t forget, the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale concludes on June 2, so grab these amazing deals while they’re fresh.
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