Often, a beach holiday is the preferred option for an easy getaway, but knowing exactly what to pack isn’t always as simple. Alongside swimshorts, suncream and sunglasses, a refined panama is great for feeling, and looking, cool in the midday sun.
Tailored shorts and a polo shirt are ideal to go from beach to restaurant without the need for a stop-off at the hotel. Add a sandal or an espadrille, rather than a flip-flop, to help you get past the Maitre d’s dress code.
Sampling an unknown city’s culture, restaurants, bars and shops can be an enlightening experience, but the last thing you want is to look like a tourist. Keep your outfit discerning, you can’t go wrong with a blazer, cotton knit, casual shirt and lightweight trousers
layers are key to changeable urban weather. Remember to pick up a copy of a local newspaper to get inside information on what’s happening during your stay, you might not understand the language but pictures tell a thousand words.
For some, lounging in the sun followed by a gentle saunter through a local village just doesn’t cut the mustard and only a getaway of serious exertion to take in some breathtaking sights will do. Packing for this kind of holiday means comfort and adaptability.
A good pair of walking shoes is essential, as is a zip-through hooded top to protect against the cold and let air in if you get too warm. A sturdy backpack and trousers with plenty of pockets are ideal for carrying all of your equipment and don’t forget your compass!
You don’t always need to get on a plane to go on holiday; Britain has beautiful landscape, incredible museums and explorable towns that are all worth a visit. As we know only too well, even in the height of summer the climate in the UK isn’t always
the best. Shorts and an umbrella, knitwear and T-shirts are all packing essentials. Keep things off-duty smart with a pair of brogues, micro-check blazer and a casual oxford shirt worn with a knitted tie to add a bit of country gent to your look.
Whether it’s a city break, weekend in the country or far-flung tropical expedition, this season three of the key menswear trends centre on laid-back yet sharp off-duty style.