Live Action Getup: Desert Shade

Live Action Getup:
Desert Shade

Ready for summer? It's going to be a hot one.

short sleeve floral shirt with white shorts and sneakers - mens summer outfit idea

floral shirt

The Not-Hawaiian Floral Shirt

Vatpave: Amazon, $23 (provided)

Don't get us wrong, we love a great Hawaiian shirt but a lot of retailers seem to only offer two types of short sleeve shirts: Solids and giant flowers. This vintage pattern is intricate without feeling loud. 

short sleeve floral shirt with white shorts

Natural 5 Pocket Short

Budget: Amazon Essentials, $19 (provided)
Upgrade: Buck Mason, $85

These off-white, natural color shorts are the perfect summery in-between of dusty khaki and flash bulb white.

orient mako ii

orient dive watch mako

Dive Watch

Budget: Orient Mako II, $136
Upgrade: Tissot, $600

The Orient Mako II is the diamond in the ruff: Not only is Orient one of the best watch brands in its price tier, the Mako is also one of the most handsome timepieces under $150. 

men summer outfit white shorts floral short sleeve shirt

grey sneakers

Suede Slip-on Sneakers

Shown: Amazon, $98 (provided)
Splurge: Nordstrom, $350

Not much of a loafer, espadrille, or boat shoe kind of guy? I've got just the thing.

brown sunglasses

duo tone sunglasses

Duo Tone Sunglasses

Shown: Carfia, $24 (provided)
Splurge: Warby Paker, $95

The essential quality of cheap sunglasses? They should look killer right up until you lose them. These have a split tone for subtle detail that hits well above its weight.

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Andrew Snavely

Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.