“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; but learning to dance in the rain”
Truly, there is no feeling more surreal than being able to experience the magic of the first rains. The Great Indian Monsoon is upon us once again and in spite of the fact that we have 3 solid months of monsoon each year, most of us have not yet mastered the art of dressing appropriately for the season. When the world outside is murky, wet and dull; you want to be able to express yourself without compromising on the style quotient on your wardrobe. Well, if that is what you’re looking for, look no more! We’ve done all the dirty work and brought to you a comprehensive guide that’ll ensure you survive the monsoon months without any mishaps in the wardrobe department.
Jeans – Yeah, no. Even the daftest of the lot know that denims are bulky, heavy and a pain to dry in the monsoon. But what if we told you that you could actually rock jeans in the monsoon months? While not all kinds of denim are monsoon friendly, stretch denim and bull denim are two types of denim that dry easily and even when wet, do not cling to your skin and give your rashes. In the world of bottom wear for men online, you’ll definitely chance upon a pair that’s ideal for your monsoon escapades. Even if you decide to wear your usual pair of jeans, make sure you stick to pairs that are not of the skinny jeans variety or the straight fit family as they tend to stick to your frame.
Shirts – As is the rule with anything you wear for the monsoon, fabrics that dry easily and don’t stick to your body when wet are your best friends. Fabrics that don’t easily get stained with mud and that resist water to a certain degree include fabrics that are blended with synthetic materials like lycra and polyester. However, choosing simple natural fabrics like cotton is a great idea since they don’t let the perpetual humidity of the Indian monsoon get to you. You can choose from a wide variety of men’s printed cotton shirts, men’s solid dyed cotton shirts and men’s cotton poplin shirts online. When everything around you is muddy and drab, having a colorful wardrobe is the simplest way to raise your spirits without breaking a sweat. However, with that being said, remember to dress for the occasion and social setting you’re going to be in.
T-shirts – The most essential and versatile item of clothing in your wardrobe; the mighty t-shirt is a great option for casual wear in the monsoons. Just as you stuck to certain fabrics when it came to shirts, even t-shirts in materials like cotton and blended fabrics including synthetic materials like lycra and polyester are your best bet. Go for bright colors like blue, yellow, red and orange if you’re going to a casual affair that doesn’t need you to look subdued. However, for casual events where you don’t want to come across as flamboyant, we would advise you to pick men’s t-shirts online in colors like rose quarts and buttercup. Not only are these colors chic and sophisticated, but they are also among the year’s most fashionable colors.
Shorts – Unless you absolutely have to, give the full length pants a break this monsoon and make way for shorts and bemudas this monsoon. We personally are big fans of cargo pants too, but to some they might be a little too bulky for the weather. Shorts make sure that the amount of fabric that can possibly get wet in the rains is reduced and to top it all off, they are exceptionally comfortable. Shorts are the perfect option for all your informal engagements such as coffee dates, brunch or house parties. Paired with a decent t-shirt, shorts are the go-to metro sexual look in our book. You can buy the best of men’s shorts online from websites such as London Bee!
Windcheaters – With everything said and done, the most important piece of clothing in your wardrobe during the monsoon season is the loyal windcheater. Not only does it keep you dry and protected from unsolicited splashing, it also helps keep you warm. Windcheaters today are not just limited to the basic brown, black and navy blues. Don’t be surprised if you end up finding neon colored, printed or even see-through windcheaters in the markets and while shopping for men’s fashion online. However, while picking one for yourself, keep in mind that you will be wearing this windcheater almost every day (unless you own another one). Pick a style that complements your existing wardrobe and one that you’re comfortable wearing. If you’re a man who loves basic clothing, choosing a bright orange windcheater might not be the best course of action.
As we always say, make sure that you are not sacrificing your personal style to any external elements even if that includes a bout of not-so-ideal weather. While comfort is the first priority, always strive to let your personal style shine.1