Drake's Warm-Weather Wear

If you’re looking for a practical yet stylish warm-weather shirt for summer days on the water or in the woods, look no further than Drake’s Flyweight Wingshooter shirt.

This breathable, 100% polyester shirt is as comfortable as it is functional. The button down shirt features subtle mesh venting under the arms and along the upper back, allowing for maximum airflow and comfort. The Wingshooter also has slightly textured and moisture-wicking outer material. When chasing redfish and crabs, getting wet is inevitable, and this shirt dries quickly and keeps you cool and comfortable.

My favorite aspect of the shirt, though, are the two inner-chest pockets, one with a magnetic closing and the other with a zipper closing. From the outside, the pockets look like the typical variety found on a button-down shirt, but these are roomy and held my bag of jigs and artificial shrimp with no problem and plenty of extra room. The magnetic clasp allows for easy removal of gear. For me, I was able to switch the artificial shrimp effortlessly (or a jig if I got caught on an oyster bed). It was nice not having to dig through a tackle box. While I primarily used the pockets for tackle, they can easily fit sunglasses, bug spray or other gear.

I spent a weekend fishing in South Carolina’s Lowcountry wearing the Wingshooter shirt, and while temperatures got in the 90s for the first time this year, I managed to stay comfortable and cool. Wearing Drake’s lightweight shirt really emphasized for me that a plain cotton shirt is not the move when temps get into the 90s; instead, choosing a moisture-wicking fabric to keep comfortability optimum is the way to go.  

The Flyweight Wingshooter comes in array of colors and will have you feeling comfortable on the water or in the woods and will also having you looking sleek for a night on the town.

Drake’s washed cotton canvas shorts are a perfect pairing with the Flyweight Wingshooter shirt, and they look great and feel durable. However, the shorts definitely run a bit small. I usually fit a 34 no problem, and these 34s were a bit tight to say the least. When ordering shorts, I’d definitely go up a size or two.   

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