Today’s man sandals — mandals — may not be for every guy. But that doesn’t mean men can’t enjoy some easy, breezy almost-barefoot dressing this summer.
There are lots of sockless options that allow guys to maintain their cool, from luxe mocs by Ferragamo and Gucci to casual canvas slip-ons and boat shoes from Ralph Lauren and Tommy Bahama.
For an even chicer way to beat the heat, espadrilles are part of the men’s story, too, with the seasonal classic done in traditional fabrics as well as luxe leather.
Don’t take these looks too seriously when finding the right apparel to complement them. Head-to-toe, it’s all about casual.
For a sophisticated approach, try a pair of fashionably creased linen trousers and a tropical print shirt. It’s island dressing with a city vibe, footnoted by a pair of rope-bottom espadrilles.
Next, think seersucker. It’s an Americana favorite that works for blazers as well as Bermuda shorts. Mix and match with denim to dress it up or with boat shoes or slip-on sneakers to keep it low-key.
If driving mocs are in the budget, simply add a pair of Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt, allowing the shoes to make a statement.