In the unlikely event that the summer actually lives up to its promise, all of your holiday purchases might just prove their worth, even if you’re on home soil. However, a healthy dose of realism will stand you in better stead if you’re looking to get the most from your wardrobe. Though the seasons (and by extension the wardrobe) are neatly categorised into four, inevitably it will rain in summer and autumn is sure to throw up its fair share of surprisingly temperate days.
Winter coats, swim shorts and the like aside, when it comes to building a reliable wardrobe, ultimately it pays to sit on the fence. So, although we may still be in the very eye of summer’s hot and humid storm, the wisest (and best dressed) men are already starting to think about those things that will be just as wearable now as they will when things start to cool. Here, we guide you through the new season essentials that won’t be resigned to the back of your wardrobe as the sun sets on summer. Think of the following as the backbone of your wardrobe for now and next season too.