So, you’ve checked the thermostat. It’s HOT out there.

What are you going to wear? Enter Ministry of Supply.

Ministry of Supply is a menswear brand built for performance, style, and comfort in the heat – at least this writer thinks so. After testing out some of the brand’s gear, I’d absolutely recommend adding a few pieces to your Lean Wardrobe.

It’s your lucky day, too – now through July 31st, get 15 percent off your first purchase with the code effortlessgent17.

But why should you add gear from Ministry of Supply to your wardrobe? Allow me to explain.

The Perfect Shirt for Unique Spring & Summer Style

Faced with the prospect of a breezy day spent exploring Brooklyn, I knew spring style essentials were going to be crucial. Enter the effective, unique, and on-trend Daystarter Band Collar Dress Shirt.


This slim-fitting, well-made, and unique shirting option is perfect for spring and summer (and beyond).

Band-collar shirts call to mind both throwback style and modern menswear – they’re definitely having something of a menswear moment right now. I’d recommend you get one for yourself soon.

It’s a welcome change of pace from other Ministry of Supply shirting options – namely the brand’s semi-spread shirts. A clean, minimal look – and the blue stripes – feel breezy and fresh.

It’s got the technical specs to back up its looks, too. The laser-perforated underarm ventilation is crucial – not many shirts (if any) can boast that performance touch. And it’s quite helpful in the heat.

The fabric is wrinkle-resistant and made to prevent snagging and pilling – neither of which I experienced on my Brooklyn test run.

The stretch fabric offers even more comfort. It’s an unbeatably soft and well-fitting shirt for spring and summer style.

The brushed finish on the shirt’s interior makes it pleasant to wear – for a day spent snapping menswear photos, blogging, and enjoying Sunday Funday (wink, wink). It certainly treated me very well.

I’d wear this one with everything from a rugged denim jacket to a spring rain jacket to a slim khaki blazer.


Slick Shorts for Warm Weather

Of course, the shirt paired up more than ably with the brand’s Going Places Shorts. They’re also made for comfort, style, and performance.


Sense a theme here? It’s in keeping with the Ministry of Supply ethos of clean design, excellent versatility, and terrific (nay, tremendous) looks.

They play off the brand’s Going Places Pants, with moisture-wicking fabric and plenty of stretch. Again, that’s comfort and premium style that can’t be topped.

If you’re looking for a slim pair of summer shorts, look no further. The slide lock front button gives it a clean, tailored feel, and the 9-inch inseam proved just the right length on my 6’1” frame.

When paired up with classic white sneakers and the Daystarter Band Collar Dress Shirt, I had a winning combination for a few Bloody Marys.

These shorts blend tailored style with futuristic, stretchy fabric – no discomfort here.

They can be machine-washed and dried. So simple and easy care meets simple and easy style.

You can wear these all sorts of places, from exploring a beach or boardwalk to dressing for your next spring road trip. Or even on a casual Friday at the office (there, I said it).


Gear from Ministry of Supply is a winner on all fronts

Clean, comfortable, tailored style. Performance-based fabric. Excellent design.

You’re getting terrific quality and on-trend – yet still classic – fashion. And a heck of a lot of bang for your buck.

Plus, who can turn down 15 percent off? It’ll be tough to do so – and I reckon you’ll be just as pleased with your purchase as I was with my Ministry of Supply experience.

Do you own any gear from Ministry of Supply?

Would you pick up these shorts or this shirt? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks to our friends at Ministry of Supply for being a part of this article, and thanks to you, dear reader, for supporting the brands that make EG possible.

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