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Cool Shirt

These men’s golf shirts are made with mint fibers that actually cool you down

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September 07, 2021

When we heard about menswear brand Buttercloth’s Icy Cotton collection, we were intrigued yet skeptical. Each golf shirt is made with 29-percent mint fibers, blended with cotton and a touch of spandex to create a performance top that actively cools you down. The brand appeared on the TV show “Shark Tank” in 2018 and earned a $250,000 deal with investor Robert Herjavec and after testing the shirt out, we understand why.

Living up to the brand name, the polos have a buttery-soft fabric that feels cool to the touch. It has a bit more weight than your average technical fabric that gives it an upscale package. While the fabric on many performance polos on the market may feel cool, they’re typically made with polyester that sacrifices breathability. Made primarily with cotton, the Icy Cotton golf shirts maintain a high level of breathability despite the heavier fabrication. The shirts are also finished with antibacterial properties and resist wrinkles for a fresh look and feel even after a few wears.

The shirt comes in three solid colors—white, black, maroon—along with a navy microprint and gray striped version. One detail to note, the brand recommends dry-cleaning or washing in a delicate cycle and air dry, so it might not be a fit for those who aren’t apt to follow laundry care directions.

In addition to the golf shirts the brand recently launched, the Icy Cotton fabric is also available in men’s dress shirts, T-shirts, underwear and face masks.