Shirts

Whether you're surfing or simply sitting on the deck, we've got you covered.

1. Nautica's cotton Blue Striped Deck Shirt is perfect for Nantucket—or New York City. $60; nautica.com

Summer Shirts

2. Eddie Bauer's Legend Wash Striped Field Polo is cut from an especially sturdy and soft cotton. $35; eddie-bauer.com

3. A crisp, clean shirt like Polo by Ralph Lauren's Classic-Fit Button-Down is always a safe bet. $85; ralphlauren.com

4. Some guys can wear pink. And some can't. For the former, we recommend Izod's Short Sleeve Double Bar Polo. $50; izod.com

5. Levi's western-influenced, short-sleeve, poly-cotton Striped Shirt has a small graphic on the back that lends a touch of style. $42; levis.com

6. Too much neon is too much. But Quiksilver's eighties-inspired Chopping Block has just the right amount. $45; quiksilver.com

Board Shorts

Board Shorts

1. Neither simple nor fancy, OP's Plaid Print Boardshorts are perfectly balanced and well priced. $17; op.com

2. A textured fabric nixes chafe and allows Quiksilver's Reflex Boardshorts to dry almost twice as fast as the other models here. $65; quiksilver.com

3. Bark's Guard has a zippered front pocket that's just big enough for a credit card and keys. $58; bark-ocean.com

4. Hurley's ultra-stretchy Phantom Kings Road boardshorts up your mobility while minimizing chafe on your board. $59; hurley.com

5. A belt of fabric around the waistband of Body Glove's Dubble Oh prevents, uh, cracking. $55; bodyglove.com

6. No more stashing your keys: A loop in the side pocket of Patagonia's Wavefarer boardshorts lets you hang on to them. $55; patagonia.com

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