You have the date scheduled. You are getting drinks for a first date. It’s summertime. It’s hot. What do you wear?
Continue reading for tips on what to wear on a first date in the summer for guys.
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Good First Date Clothes for Guys in Summer
Wear these clothes (and accessories!) to look classy and to attract a woman on your first date.
Shirt to Wear on a First Date for Guys
Best Shirt to Make a Good Impression on a First Date: A Collared Shirt
Think of a first date as an interview. You want to look your best.
As a guy, you can’t go wrong with a simple blue collared shirt for a first date.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a casual first date or a summertime date. Women like men in collared shirts.
Check out this Pinterest page from Dating Snippets for nice-looking collared shirts (for evening date clothes for men):
Too Hot for a Collared Shirt? Wear a Polo Shirt or a T-Shirt
If it’s too hot to wear a collared shirt for a summertime date, you can wear a simple t-shirt as a guy.
Here’s where you can buy the simple slim fitting polo shirt from Amazon featured above: Buy here.
Best Brand for Men's Shirts and a Great First Date Look: Banana Republic
Banana Republic sells amazing shirts for men. I’m a big fan of their Luxury Touch shirts. Most of my guy friends are a medium in Banana Republic.
Amazon also sells a relatively affordable soft touch cotton polo shirt by Banana Republic. I’d recommend the navy color.
Buy the Banana Republic shirt on Amazon here: Buy now.
Check out this page for inspiration on simple daytime date shirts to wear for guys in the summer:
Dating Advice Tip: Don’t wear a shirt with writing or a large logo on it. Stick to simple shirts.
Where to Buy Clothes for Guys for a First Date
Banana Republic has great clothes for guys to wear on a first date. Check out the Pinterest board titled, “Daytime Date Outfits for Men” to find (and buy!) great first date outfits.
Shorts to Wear on a Casual First Date
Ideally, you should wear good-fitting, dark jeans for a first date. Even if it’s summer or a casual date over drinks, girls like men who wear jeans. It’s a safe bet.
However, khaki shorts work too. Or, Lululemon surprisingly has great shorts.
You can buy good Lululemon shorts here: Buy on Amazon.
Summer Date Clothes – What to Wear for Shoes
A simple pair of Vans is safe for a casual, summer date.
Here’s a simple pair of black shoes from Amazon: Buy now.
Men’s First Date Clothes – Pants
Banana Republic sells GREAT looking jeans for men.
When buying jeans, make sure that they aren’t too tight (you don’t want skinny jeans!) and that they aren’t falling off your waist.
Summer First Date Accessories Guys
Girls will notice the small details of your outfit. A sexy watch, a great belt, and a sophisticated wallet won’t go unnoticed.
Belt: A belt adds class to your shorts (or jeans) and is an inexpensive way to dress up a date outfit. Any basic brown or black belt will do. Here’s a simple belt from Amazon that is reversible (black or brown!) and less than $30. Buy it here.
Calvin Klein also sells good looking belts.
Leather Wallet: If you don’t own a leather wallet, now is the time to get one. Here’s a simple one on Amazon for less than $30. Buy it here.
iPhone Case: If you want to skip the wallet all-together, you can buy a case for your iPhone that holds your credit card and ID. You can’t go wrong with a simple black, slim case. Here's one from Amazon for less than $15: iPhone case for wallet from Amazon.
Sunglasses: Rayban is a fan-favorite. Check out Rayban sunglasses on Amazon.
Best Brands for Men’s Clothes
Best Brand for Men's Clothing and a First Date: Banana Republic
Banana Republic is the #1 brand I’d recommend for good-looking clothes for men. You really can’t go wrong.
Other Men’s Clothing Brands to Consider
- Calvin Klein
- Hugo Boss
Men’s Clothing Brands to Avoid
- Express (it can look cheap or flamboyant)
- Urban Outfitters (it’s a bit alternative and hipster)
- American Eagle Outfitters (you aren’t in high school anymore!)
Best Brands for Men’s Work Clothes
Side note: If you want to look REALLY slick at work, check out these brands for work clothes.
- Charles Tyrwhitt (London brand)
- Suits Supply
- Hugo Boss
Examples of Casual First Date Clothes for Guys
Want more ideas on what clothes to wear for a first date? Check out the Dating Snippets Pinterest page with examples of what guys should wear on a first date.
One on One Coaching – How Should a Guy Dress for a First Date?
Do you want some one on one dating advice? Need feedback on your first date look?
Christina Marie from Dating Snippets offers dating advice and coaching sessions for men. Your first Zoom call for 20 minutes is complimentary.
To learn more about the online dating coaching sessions from Dating Snippets, check out this article.
Good luck on your first date!
Christina Marie from Dating Snippets (offering first date tips for men, dating advice for guys, and online dating app profile help for men)
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