With summer fast approaching we have had a collective think about what pieces are a must this season and we have narrowed it down to these 4…
A simple linen shirt
Perfect for the warm weather and an easy relaxed fit which is perfect for BBQs, the pub and all other summer activities.
The lightweight breathability of the fabric is such a bonus as well as it being extremally durable and available in a huge range of weights and colours, you are sure to find your perfect match.
Linen is very good at being versatile: ideal for warm days in the office with a pair of khakis as well as more casual affairs of the weekend.
Whether you wear it as an overshirt or as a button-up a linen shirt is something of a must-have for the summer.
A lightweight knit is the perfect layering piece as well as by itself.
Think about light sweaters or sweater vests to add a layer of warmth as the summer evening draws to a close and you need an extra layer.
They also border the smart-casual divide extremally well, for example, a light knitted polo shirt done up with a pair of linen or summer wool trousers could be worn to the office as well as out for drinks, the short sleeve allows it to be summery but will keep you warmer than its cotton counterpart.
Now I think you are either a man who loves or hates stripes and for us, it’s love. We definitely feel they have a more summer vibe though and a few well-chosen striped pieces are a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.
Do try and stick to classic tonal stripes, for example, a nautical blue and white or shades of brown, orange and creams which give a slight 70’s feel which is very on-trend.
Stripes are a great way of adding a bit of colour to your look without it being too bold.
Something that is extremally popular throughout spring and summer at the moment is relaxed tailoring, styles that are cut slightly oversized, in relaxed loose fabric, without all the finer details you might find in your business suits such as linings and canvased fronts.
They are tailoring designed for relaxing in the sun, fabrics might include linen, cotton or seersucker.
A well-made piece of relaxed tailoring looks amazing, it transports you to the French Rivera and gives you a slight 30’s cham.