Best Fabrics for The Summer

Menswear in the summer can be tricky. You want to look appropriate and put together, but also want to be able to stay cool in the heat. Several different fabrics make this entirely possible and your wardrobe should be stocked full of them. Let's take a look at the best fabric for summer looks.


This first one is a little obvious. Cotton is amazing. It's light and breathable, and the t-shirt wouldn't be the same without it. Cotton is the top choice for a summer fabric due to its natural fibers that feel soft and comfortable and are loose and breezy even on a hot summer day. Check out this casual graphic tee from Nautica, its 100% cotton and perfect for hanging out at the boardwalk or enjoying a few beers at a friend's barbecue.


Sure, we'd live in t-shirts all summer if we could, but sometimes you have to look a little bit fancier. Summer weddings and formal parties can be tricky when you're trying to stay cool, but luckily linen has got you covered. Its woven loosely with natural fibers that allow air to flow through. Wearing linen feels light and airy, yet has an elegant look to it, like these linen-blend pants from Tommy Bahama that are just perfect for a beach wedding.


Think of chambray as a much lighter version of denim. It comes in different shades of blue and looks fresh and casual, perfect for most summer events. These floral chambray shorts from Polo will keep you looking and feeling young and modern.

If you choose a light fabric like any of these listed, you'll look chic while staying cool. Come out to Frank's Big and Tall at one of our locations in East Brunswick, Ocean Township or Morristown to browse through our large selection of summer clothes.