This summer, ditch the tech shirts and shorts in favor of nature’s original microfiber: cotton. Breathable and airy, cotton performs well on steamy days and looks a helluva lot better than your outdoorsy running togs. Seersucker is cotton fabric woven in such a way that it puckers to stand away from the skin for maximum cooling effect. Back in British colonial days, seersucker shirts were the way to beat the heat on the subcontinent and it was later adopted by U.S. Marines, southern gents and preppy Long Islanders alike as de rigueur summer wear. Hip granola clothier Horny Toad is offering a twist on the classic with their Seersucka shorts. The Seersuckas are a long-inseam pair of casual shorts that defy convention: country club or climbing gym, they’ll work well in both. Made from light organic cotton in a classic subtle stripe, the Seersuckas are perfect for knocking back mojitos while navigating a fierce croquet match.

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