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Editor’s Wish List: June

31.05.18

Our Menswear Editor lists his top five picks from the current collection.

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As we step into June and with summer in full swing – save for those classic bouts of British showers – it’s time to turn your thoughts towards your warm-weather wardrobe.

Typically, the sun’s appearance can catch us off-guard and the sudden arrival of heatwaves usually inspires mild hysteria as we flock to the shops to bulk-buy shorts and T-shirts. Here at Reiss, we plan on being a little more prepared this time round. From a refined take on the polo shirt to the sneakers in a seasonal hue, consider this wish list your call to garms for the month of June.

1. THE TRISTAIN POLO SHIRT

 

Tactile, textured and totally in-line with summer’s penchant for stripes, the Tristain polo shirt is one of my favourite pieces from the SS18 collection. It brings a more youthful tone to a style that can at times seem dated and the red and creamy ecru colours give it a certain Riviera-esque sheen that’s not too far off something you’d find in Tom Ripley’s wardrobe. I would dress with smart trousers and brogues for a look that will translate from the office to sipping Aperol Spritz’ in a sunny pub garden come 6pm.


2. The Haydon Shirt

 

Any man worth his style cred will already be aware of the Cuban collar’s impact in men’s fashion this season. While this style of shirt dates back as far as the 18th century, it’s most known for its appeal in Fifties’ America and most easily defined by its open, notch lapel-like neckline and boxy shape reminiscent of a vintage Hawaiian shirt. The Haydon takes those basic elements and pulls it into the present day thanks to its contemporary slim fit and neat short sleeves. Trust me, you won’t want to be without one this summer.


3. The Voyage Suit

 

Nothing frustrates me more than stepping off the tube or plane to find that my suit is looking more dishevelled than debonair. Introducing the Voyage suit. Designed by Italian specialists Marlane using a fabric that is water-repellent, crease-resistant and double-twisted, it allows a greater freedom of movement while on the go, ensuring you’ll reach your destination as sharp and as put-together as when you left the house that morning.


4. The Crofton trousers

White trousers are something of a contentious issue for a lot of men, but it’s time to forget everything you’ve ever thought you knew and give them a chance. The Crofton chinos are the perfect entry to white trousers thanks to their slim-fit silhouette and seriously clean aesthetic, but what I most like about them is how they work as an incredibly versatile foundation for a lot of my wardrobe’s top halves. You’ll struggle to find a colour that clashes badly with them; I like to pair mine with a deep-navy short-sleeved shirt and tan tassel loafers.


5. The Bradley Sneakers

 

At this time of year, I like to give the brogues a well-deserved break and instead lace up in a shoe that best captures summer’s serene mood. I particularly love the minimalist aesthetic of the Bradley sneakers and while there are decidedly less formal than a brogue, I still feel I tick off the sartorial box when wearing them with chinos in the office. I’m a firm supporter of fashion’s current fascination with millennial pink, too, so naturally I’ll opt for the light pink pair.


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