When it comes to breathable and lightweight materials, silk is always a go-to. With its breathability, silk can help regulate your body temperature and even has moisture-wicking properties, making it perfect for keeping you dry and comfortable in the summer.

The lightweight fabric can be spotted in a good number of SS19 collections, from emerging brands such as Doublet and Bananatime to luxury fashion houses such as Prada. Given its associations with luxury, copping that perfect silk piece might mean breaking your piggy bank to get the right item, but you'll end up with a garment that'll last you a good while.

If you're in the market for some shopping recommendations, we've hand-picked some of the best silk pieces available online from luxury retailers Farfetch and SSENSE, and streetwear retailers such as Caliroots. Our picks include a pair of neck-breaking silk shorts by Doublet, a CMMN SWDN see-through shirt for extra breeziness, and, of course, a Prada all-over-print option. And if you're looking for something more affordable, scroll to the bottom of the list to shop our alternative picks.

Discover more of the best men's silk clothing below.

High Waist Silk Shorts

High Waist Silk Shorts

$183

SASQUATCHfabrix

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Buy at haven

Silk Duck Shorts

$89

Doublet

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Buy at ssense
Silk Striped Shirt

Silk Striped Shirt

$198

CMMN SWDN

Buy at Farfetch
Easy Pant

Easy Pant

$398

Bananatime

Buy at Bananatime

Toast Silk Pants

$283

Soulland

Buy at Caliroots
Hibiscus-Ortega Print Aloha Shirt

Hibiscus-Ortega Print Aloha Shirt

$466

Kapital

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Buy at haven
Button Down Shirt

Button Down Shirt

$757

AMIRI

Buy at Farfetch
Printed Silk Shirt

Printed Silk Shirt

$1200

Prada

Buy at Farfetch
affordable options

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