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5 Summer Style Essentials for Men - Save Money on Clothes and Accessories for the Whole Family at Nordstorm, Kohl's, Tar

Updated on April 2, 2016
Happy couple in stylish summer clothing
Happy couple in stylish summer clothing | Source

Save on Summer Clothing for Men

Summer styles aren’t only made for women. There are some summer essentials made just for men, too. Soft cotton shirts, snapback caps, and slip-on Converse sneakers, to name several. This is a great time to stock up, too, as prices are already going down as it’s time for summer sales. So men, if you haven’t already bought some cool styles for summer, there is no better time than now. There is still time to enjoy some new duds while making sure you’re ready for next summer, too.

One place looking to unload some of its summer inventory is Nordstrom. This store has made a name for itself over the years with its high quality clothing, accessories, and cosmetics that make it able to compete with stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. And did I mention Saks Fifth Avenue? Don’t let those names drive you away, though, as Nordstrom’s sales and online coupon codes make their styles affordable for the average shopper. Let’s look at some of their deals for men’s summer styles.

2. Men's Shorts

A great summer shirt is even better paired with the perfect pair of shorts. From light-weight polyester work out shorts to dressy woven twill shorts, Nordstrom has quite a selection. Their shorts, like their shirts, come in a variety of colors. Their striped shorts are fun and perfect for fun in the sun. (Pardon the cliché.)

1. Men's Shirts

Most men I know love no-fuss, T-shirts with a soft cotton blend. “The Rail” is a v-neck t-shirt made to fit. It comes in about 20 different colors—no joke, and is just over 20 bucks. Buying 2 gets you a hefty discount at 2 for $30. Cool tank tops are plentiful right now, too. For something dressier, check out their button-up short-sleeved shirts for 50% off the regular price, which leaves them under $30. Soft, cotton shirts in solid and plaids are perfect for summer and can be worn year round under a jacket or sweater.

Converse gray slip-ons
Converse gray slip-ons | Source

3. Men's Shoes

Women aren’t the only ones who wear flip-flops. Men like them, too. One of my favorite summer fashionable shoes for men, however, are the Converse slip-on sneakers. Converse tennis shoes are a classic, anyway, and the slip-on version just makes them all the more perfect for running around in the summer time. With raw edges and no shoelaces, these shoes are styling. They come in black and gray for just under $50.

4. Men's Hats

Snapback caps in numerous colors are a fun summer accessory. Traditional baseball caps are another option. Both run from 20 to 30 dollars.

For something fancier, there are several different kinds of Fedoras. Now, those are really stylish and can dress up any casual outfit.

Summer hat and sunglasses
Summer hat and sunglasses | Source

5. Men's Sunglasses

Sunglasses are another must-have for summer. And for ten dollars a pair, it might be prudent to pick up a couple of pairs. Mirrored sunglasses are popular, as are the clearer aviator sunglasses. Jazzy sunglasses come in different colors. There are really styles for everyone.

Summary of Men's Summer Fashions

soft, comfortable T-shirt or button-up shirt
$15 - $49.50
Comfy and fashionable
relaxed shorts
$26 - $49.50
Great summer outfit!
slip on tennies or sandals
$14.95 - $49.95
Cool and casual
summer cap
$18 - $48
Just completes the look
$10 and up!
Now he's really happening . . . .

Do Men Even Care about Fashion?

Do men really care about what they wear? Well, according to much of the research, many don't care a whole lot. Looking around in the real world, however, I tend to disagree. I see guys all the time in cool, comfy clothing that looks good on them.

Plenty of men wear trendy jackets and fashionable shoes. Even the purposeful grungy look or the stuffy professor with the sweater--men seem to care at least to an extent.

Sure, most men don't care about shopping like many women do, but they seem to have some interest in what goes into their wardrobes. Maybe this hub will give them a bit more information about summer wear to help them save time on their summer shopping, if nothing else.

Summer Fashions

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Where to Find Summer Sales

Find summer sales for men's clothing and more with online coupons and promo codes though DiscountStory. Save on clothes for the whole family at your favorite stores such as Kohl's, Target, and Sears. Save on electronics, too, at Dell, Best Buy, and The Apple Store.

Lowe's and Home Depot can take care of your outside needs, while Wal-Mart and other home stores take care of your home decor and other supplies. Other popular stores on the site include Toys R Us, Staples, and Barnes & Noble. The site has deals on about any store you want to explore.

Men can really save on men’s summer essentials $50 and under, most items well under $50. Shopping sales never leave out women, though! Check out Nordstrom’s swimsuits $70 and under. $70 is stretching it, as many of the suits are half price, some at around $20, with a few even falling under that. If you haven’t checked out Nordstorm promo codes, now is a good time to check out their summer sales and keep checking back throughout the year for all the great markdowns for each season.


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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      That's cool, Tolovaj! I hope to see you around! I need to check in again over at Wizzley, too!

    • Tolovaj profile image


      5 years ago

      Yep, we know each other from Wizzley:) Good to see you, too!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're welcome, Tolovaj! I can hardly wait. Hey--haven't I seen you over at Wizzley? Good to see you here, too!

    • Tolovaj profile image


      5 years ago

      I can hardly wait for the summer. We just got rid of the snow and yesterday I have seen first snowdrops, so it is coming ... Thanks for the tips!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Elias--Thank you so much for the comments! Yes, I love being comfortable, especially during hot weather! :-)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're welcome, Kathryn! Thanks for the great comments! Glad you like the table. I think those are always helpful. :-)

    • Elias Zanetti profile image

      Elias Zanetti 

      6 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Nice and useful hub. Summer is the time to relax so a simple and comfortable outfit would do just fine. And summer sales, i agree, is a chance to spend much less money.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're welcome, random! Glad it's helpful! :)

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      6 years ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      This is a great rundown of fun Summer clothes and accessories for men. I like the table with the price range for each category, too, and your usual emphasis on sales and coupon codes.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      You've covered all of the basics here! Thanks for the great tips.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Bill! It's been hard this summer to keep up with HubPages very well, but I'm trying to publish hubs here and there. Yes, you're right about summer sales. It's amazing how early they start the sales. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good to see you back here, Vicki! Great suggestions. I've found over the years that Lands End has some of the best deals on June they already have summer clothes discounted to a very affordable rate. :)


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