Certain professions require dead seriousness in order to excel: think Navy Seals, nuclear physicists, and stand-ups who tortuously workshop jokes about poop. For gear from a guy who couldn't be more serious about casual, Cabral
From a dude who grew up chillin'/surfing in Trinidad and South Fla, and was so particular about riding waves he started his own board-shaping company, Cabral's a line of casual beachwear whose fabric and design choices display its founder's laborious dedication to leisure. Tees and polos're all Peruvian Pima cotton, knitted extra light and supple; the pale blue "Jevity South" polo gets taped interior seams for smoothness, tapered bicep cuffs, and curiously off-kilter lines fading from shoulder to chest, while for tees, there's "Pigeon Point", w/ a b&w pipeline wave photo, as well as one with palm trees silhouetted against a sunrise called "Naked Palm" -- a sure source of morning wood. Short sleeve buttondowns (which get a slim Euro-fit but're made more commodious w/ bigger arm holes, torso lengths, and shoulder widths) include the simple "Sedona", with sturdy rubberized buttons, and the slightly more jazzed-up "Chariot Ernista", with contrast stitching and the same buttons running down the placket and across the chest pockets; to keep you chill, both're made of a light cotton that feels like the offspring of super-thin corduroy and seersucker, dubbed "Babycord" by the industry, cause not even Siegfried wants to be a Roy-Sucker
There's also shorts, like the low-rise, flat-front "Morada" done in a slightly heavier version of the Babycord, with big pockets and triple stitching on vulnerable seams, as well as a bevy of board shorts in suede-like microfiber, with a Velcro fly cut at an angle that reduces painful junk-crunchage when bending over -- coincidentally, a phrase lifted off the cutting-room floor of many a scatological standup.