If you’re seeking diversion from the super-sunny loud prints and bright hues that pepper most summer-season wardrobes, consider our SS19 high summer collection the perfect antidote. Shot on location in the Balearic Islands, our collection swaps the kaleidoscopic playfulness of the season for a more grown-up palette that offers a decidedly sharper take on relaxed summer dressing.
Shot on location in the Balearic Islands, consider our men’s summer dressing guide your essential pre-flight entertainment.
TIP THE SCALES
So subtle you’d be forgiven for not noticing it, the tipping trend has quietly crept into men’s fashion this season, adding touches of Riviera-esque detail to shirts, polos and tees. If you fancy yourself something of a Jude Law from his “The Talented Mr Ripley” days, or you’d like to toe the line between timeless and trend-led dressing, a navy shirt with white tipping will never go out of style.
“If you’re galled at the idea of wearing tailoring in hot climes, consider linen almost as vital as your passport: it’s specifically chosen to keep you cool without compromising on style.”
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
No, that’s not a typo: knitwear is almost as much an essential in summer as it is during the colder seasons – more so from a style perspective rather than a temperate function. While it’s necessary to have a crisp white crew-neck on retainer, a short-sleeved knit immediately elevates a casual look to something a little more special. Modern touches, particularly the inclusion of a zip neckline and panelling, add something new to the perennial staple.
BROWN IS THE NEW BLUE?
The remedy to summer’s fascination with pastel suiting? A tobacco/tan two-piece that’s reminiscent of the days when summer vacations were considered a luxury and it was de rigueur to dress accordingly. If you’re galled at the idea of wearing tailoring in hot climes, consider linen as vital as your passport: it’s crafted to keep you cool without compromising on style.
"Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing." – Truman Capote
READ THE FINE PRINT
Look, we’re not ones to discourage carefree dressing during the one season synonymous with all things fun and casual. But rather than opt for the garish printed shirts adorned by dads sweating over the garden barbecue up and down the country, turn your stylish hand to pared-back options. A geometric print echoes the fun spirit of summer minus the gaudiness.