Derek has a slight obsession with jeans and refuses to give them up in the summer, so how does he wear denim in summer without sweating… he looks for lighter and shorter cuts. Thinner designs use thinner threads that are not only more comfortable, they allow your legs to breathe, which is a must on hot summer days. Since denim is weighted in ounces, look for ones below 12oz, not only will that help keep you cooler, the more you wear them, the more faded and distressed it will become. This will give an authentic worn-in look that’s so on trend right now. Also, opt for a more straight leg, or even a relaxed fit, as skin-hugging denim tends to trap in the heat, leaving you sweatier.