Summer Style for Atlanta's Dapper Gents

Heat up your wardrobe with our favorite local finds that call for lakefront views, sun-drenched patios and a glass of bourbon to keep things chill.

Style connoisseurs, this one's for you. Use this summer lookbook to heat up your wardrobe with our favorite local finds that call for lakefront views, sun-drenched patios and a glass of bourbon to keep things chill. 

Trumpet Fedora, Gorrin Bros. Hat Shop, Atlanta

Stingy Brim Fedora

Something about a short-brimmed straw fedora makes us want to sip cortaditos in Havana. The tan, 100-percent paper straw weave gives the hat dimension and style while keeping things light. And since we’re talking about the hottest months of the year, the elastic wicking sweatband is a must. Trumpet Fedora, Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, $50. Ponce City Market, 404.815.1895.

Floral Shirt, Thomas Wages, Atlanta

Floral Shirt

Nothing says summer like this playful short-sleeved button-down from Thomas Wages (which is handmade in America). The washed-out navy base gets its pops of color from the hunter green and deep red accents. Wear it on the boat with swim trunks (as we’ve styled it here) or pair it with khakis for a Sunday funday sipping sweet tea on a patio. Navy Floral Short Sleeve Shirt, Thomas Wages, $145. 1009 Marietta St. NW, 404.892.0302.

Swim shorts, Sid Mashburn

Swim Shorts

You’d never know these navy-blue shorts were made for swimming, and that’s thanks to Atlanta native Sid Mashburn’s exceptional design skills. Made of nylon plainweave, these trunks are constructed like Mashburn’s daytime shorts, but with a hint of elastic at the sides for a secure fit. The hem lands at around mid-thigh, making this a breezy option that’ll leave your legs free to swim, run or whatever it is you like to do on a hot, summer day. Mid-Length Swim Short, Sid Mashburn, $150. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404.350.7135.

Boat Shoes, The Frye Company

Boat Shoes

You’ll be ready to kick back on any deck, boat or pier with these modern deck shoes. Known for its superior-quality leather footwear, The Frye Company hand-strips the nubuck’s surface with acetone to give these kicks an aged, sun-bleached look. Norfolk Deck (Cognac), The Frye Company, $178. Ponce City Market, 678.705.9145.

Duffel bag, Ponce City Market, Atlanta

Sturdy Duffel

This compact duffel is perfect for quick trips to the lake house (or Miami). The bag will stand the test of time thanks to sturdy, U.S.-sourced materials, including custom oiled and waxed leather, Martexin waxed canvas and solid metal details. Did we mention the duffel is handmade in San Diego? The Weekender (Field Tan), Bradley Mountain, $179. Citizen Supply at Ponce City Market, 678.705.9145.