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30.03.12

The Americana look is one of iconic stature. Cool and Boyish, it blends preppy chinos and worn denims with soft cottons and beaten lethers. Working effortlessly for the sunshine season, its the perfect time to kick back and hit the open road of summer style.

Double denim takes the lead in casual style. Pair turn-up jeans in dark denim with a soft chambray shirt. Break up the blues with a flash of white tee.

Drury shirtDayton teeAnchor jeans, Accessories, stylist's own

Fifties-influenced short sleeve shirts (note the rolled sleeve again) lend an air of high summer. Push the style boundaries further and clip on vintage braces.

Glider shirtCharlie suit trousers, braces, stylist's own

Transitional jackets make the Americana look weather-appropriate. In lightweight fabrics with clean styling they sit effortlessly over smart or casual looks.

Left: Floral shirtHamlet tie, York jacket, sunglasses, vintage  Right: Rochdale jacketRake shirtSenator trousers

A strong season for knitwear, bold knits with a hint of vintage-inspiration are instant look-makers. Sit them aloft your favourite chinos for quick and easy dressing.

 Nicholas knit (coming soon), glasses, vintage

Californian boys hold the know-how on swim shorts. Wear Fifties shapes and graphic prints with pared back items and let your swimwear makes waves.

 Manor shirtParkston swim shorts, California shorts (coming soon), Hayling shoes.

Americana-inspired rolled-sleeve tees are a summer staple. Team with relaxed chinos and leathers for an authentic look.

Baltimore t-shirtBless t-shirt (worn underneath) Senator trousersDart beltWainscott leather jacket

Layers hold the key to realistic summer dressing. Take a check shirt, pull a long sleeve tee over the top and loosely knot a scarf for an element of texture and warmth.

Wainwright topBlenham shirtFathom jeans.

The double breasted blazer can be relaxed. Shun its stuffy image by wearing with a wide open collar and romantic pocket square.

Wisley shirtDynamic blazer