Along with summer comes the heat (and a lack of air conditioning) in Seattle. Fortunately, there have been recent innovations in high-tech clothing that can help you look — and smell — your freshest during the most sweaty of seasons.

Men’s shirt

Seattle-based Buki is known for its innovative fabrics that cool and wick moisture — and don’t need to be ironed or dry cleaned. The Men’s Short Sleeve Ditsy Shirt ($178 at Buki, downtown, and is a great fit for summer that can go from the office to wine tasting to a backyard barbecue. 

Men’s shorts

It’s the time of year to show off those pale Northwest gams! The Bonobos Tech Chino Shorts ($98 at are ultra-breathable, sweat-wicking and stain-repellent. They also look great, with a flat front, a snap and a zip pocket in back, and six color options to choose from.

Women’s shirts

Love athleisure? The locally designed Brooks Women’s Array Short Sleeve ($50 at Brooks, Wallingford, and is lightweight and breathable for running, but has cool street style with a keyhole back and a subtle print available in three colors.   

Look warm-weather chic, from day to night, with the Ably Rose 3/4 Length Sleeve Top ($65 at, available in smart stripes in five color options. Lightweight and odor-resistant, the locally designed top is a summer classic you can wear for days between washings.   


Available in two patterns and basic black, the Patagonia Sliding Rock Dress ($75 at is a dream for summer travel thanks to its odor-control fabric. Fair Trade Certified, it wicks moisture to keep you sweat-free while also boasting a strappy back with cowl draping and a built-in shelf bra for support.