Moisture-Wicking Menswear Basics for a Virtually No-Sweat Summer

By Liza Corsillo

Everyone sweats, and honestly you’d be unhealthy if you didn’t perspire in the heat or when you’re running to catch your morning train. But sitting all day in your own sweat takes a toll on your confidence and comfort, not to mention your clothes. So when pit stains are what people see first, it’s time to make some changes. We know lots of guys who insist on wearing a thick blazer or dark colors, no matter the temperature, in an effort to hide sweat stains. Both techniques work to camouflage the problem, but neither helps prevent embarrassing sweat marks before they start. That’s where moisture-wicking fabrics come in handy. By encouraging airflow our collection of moisture-wicking basics keep you dry in all of your bodies swampiest areas. Finally you can stop hiding under your clothes and start reaching for the high shelf with confidence. Here’s a breakdown of everything you’ll need for work, play, and a future full of dryer days.  

The Stress-Free Business Essential

GET THE LOOK: Slim Wrinkle-Resistant Performance Dress Shirt, Narrow Diagonal Stripe Silk Tie, Classic Stretch+ 365 Comfort Jeans

Meetings and interviews, big presentations and power lunches can get the old sweat glands revved into high gear. When we’re nervous it’s natural to sweat. But when you want to make a good and authoritative impression, pit stains can undermine all of your hard work, advertising your anxiety like a blinking neon sign in the process. Get ahead of the problem and arm yourself with a bunch of performance dress shirts crafted to air out your pits while you sweat, so Brad in HR will never be the wiser.  

The Bike Commuter’s Best Friend

GET THE LOOK: Geometric Moisture-Wicking Stretch Polo, Slim Navy Wool-Blend 365 Comfort Suit Pant, Perforated Low Top Sneakers

Biking to work is the dream. Not only does it help you cut down on gym time, it’s great for the environment and your overall mental health. But showing up to work soaking in sweat is not the most stylish move. You could keep a second set of clothes in your desk drawer, or you could pull on a moisture-wicking polo and not think about it again. The second one sounds easier to us.

The First Date Confidence Boost

GET THE LOOK: Slim Gray Double Knit Blazer, Snap Front Signature Henley, Skinny Black Tough Stretch+ Jeans

No pressure, but we all know that when it comes to dating first impressions are everything. Especially if you’re meeting through a dating app. The good news is, your date is also a human who sweats. That said, you’ll still want to limit any visible sweat stains to give them the impression that you are confident, clean, and carefree. Employ the same strategy as you did in the boardroom, but swap your dress shirt for a breathable moisture-wicking henley. You can wear it alone or layered under a light jacket, making it your go-to for dates all year round.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

GET THE LOOK: Moisture-Wicking Performance Boxer Briefs, Moisture-Wicking Compressed Middle Ankle Socks

Summer’s biggest bummer isn’t sunburn or bug bites or poorly grilled meat. It’s the blisters and chafing that come with sweaty feet and nether regions. These things can keep you from enjoying yourself at BBQs and distract you from your work. However, buying the right kind of underwear and socks will solve the problem once and for all. So empty out your top drawer and treat yourself to all new underthings with moisture-wicking technology. Your boxer briefs were due for an upgrade anyway.