- Gray chambray shirt at the Gap, $49.50
In part two, we consider some options for guys heading out to summer music festivals.
There's nothing wrong with a cool T-shirt, but why not a short-sleeved vintage-y button down? It looks like you put a little thought into it, even if you didn't. Lighter colors will keep you cooler.
- Louie shorts, $49.50 at Quiksilver.com
For a lot of men, the question will be: jeans or shorts? Do you really want to be out in the pounding sun all day wearing hot, heavy denim—or trudging around in a sopping wet pair after it rains? Another bad idea: those shorts that fall under the knee. Those cut off the lines of your leg and make you look stubby, especially if you are vertically challenged. You can't go wrong with the classic dad-style shorts. If you're not into the retro look—or if you need to carry a lot of stuff in your pockets—go cargo.
- Vans Authentic Hemp shoes (duuuuude!), $55 at UrbanOutfitters.com
Just don't pair those shorts with flip-flops—it looks like you are heading to the showers and it throws your proportions off. Besides, you need something with more support if you're going to be running from stage to stage all day. I vote for the classic sneaker. Take a cue from the ladies and choose something in a bright color to add some punch to your standard guy outfit. But with so many thunderstorms happening this summer, maybe I should be suggesting wellies
- Leather cuffs by Fisticuffs, available at Renegade Handmade
We know that the concept of "accessorizing" is alien for most dudes, but a leather cuff can make you look kinda bad boy even if you have a day job.