Here at The Upper Echelon we always support expressing how you feel and who you are through your style. With that being said there are some “staples” in summer style that you can’t go wrong with. In this post I shot my good friend Justin Israels in some simple yet essential summer pieces. Also look forward to most of our posts being original from now on. We want to bring great style and taste to the masses and show you how to do it.


t-shirt by ON THE BYAS for Pacsun. Denim shorts by A&F. Shoes by Adidas “Stan Smith”

 A simple solid T-shirt is a go to at anytime, but especially for summer. Justin is wearing one with a slim fit with a little extra length.

Every guy needs a good pair of denim shorts, this destroyed pair has a little bit of character and a good slim fit.

Stan Smith’s are one of the most iconic sneakers ever made. You can throw this pair on with any outfit.



t-shirt by Reign Storm for Pacsun. Joggers by Publish Brand. Shoes by Jordan “X” Lady Liberty

Here again we take a simple white t-shirt. Longer length and slimmer fit. The shirt has a side vent to add flavor.

Publish Brand has been at the forefront of tailored joggers. Here is a great pair from them in black, can’t go wrong.

Who doesn’t want a pair of Jordan’s. The Jordan X is a classic pair and this color way was released earlier this year.


“Jock Jersey” by Plumage. White denim shorts by Levi’s. Shoes by Jordan Brand “Hare 1”

Since the Hip-Hop Culture brought in the sports jersey to everyday wear in the 90’s its faded in and out of trend. Here is a great take on a more casual hockey jersey from Plumage.

As I shared earlier denim shorts are a staple and a white pair is also essential. Here were dressing them down, but they would also look great with a oxford or jacket.

Although the sneakers are not pictured here you will see them in other photos, Justin is wearing The Jordan 1 “Hare” model inspired by the movie Space Jam.

Check more detailed shots from each of the three outfits above. Thanks for reading. Take care.

Samuel Ole