Men who live anywhere in the world which doesn’t enjoy continuously fine weather know just how tricky it is to dress well during the summer. Yes, summer may (more or less) arrive at the same time each year, but for those accustomed to preparing for the worst year round the sudden increase in temperature can lead to a proportionate decrease in ability to dress well. Hot, bothered and in the dark dressing; not a good look.
All but the most style blind men will now be aware that the unholy trinity of board shorts, flip-flops and a vest are to be avoided at all costs. However, what to wear in their place is a little trickier to get a handle on. It’s ironic. The season that touts itself as easy, laid-back and effortless is in reality a hot and sticky minefield of mismatched fabrics and lengths. The trouble is, most men just aren’t well-equipped enough for basking (or baking) in the sun.
Here are 5 SS17 essentials which should form the backbone of your wardrobe, just let the rest fall into place.