THE ON-TREND PANAMA
Maintain a refined style with this classic woven panama, a great piece to top off a host of summer looks, says M&S.com menswear editor, William Oliver.
Summer is drawing closer and with it the need for a seasonal wardrobe update. A traditionally stylish hat is a fitting addition to both on- and off-duty ensembles, and this woven panama will lift (almost) any warm-weather outfit. Worn with a masculine smart-casual look, it gives off a considered feel, perfect for formal summer occasions. Alternatively a panama can be dressed down for a dose of laid-back cool; look to the spring/summer 2014 shows to see just how. In a versatile natural tone, with a contrasting navy and red trim, this Blue Harbour version works well with unstructured tailoring, denim and a casual shirt, or even relaxed shorts and a T-shirt.