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SUMMER
STYLE
SHORTCUTS

Whether you’re packing for the beach or staying in the city, add this summer’s essential items to your look. Menswear editor Ian Wright reveals the season’s style heroes

 

SMART CASUAL

A classic T-shirt is always summer-appropriate,
but sometimes the occasion calls for a touch
of formality. These pieces will help you strike the
smart-casual balance perfectly

 

Man wearing beige jacket and shorts

THE SUMMER-WEIGHT BLAZER
Look for an unlined style; push up
the sleeves for a sharper look

Man wearing green jacket and white shorts

THE CHINO SHORTS
Crisp but cool in the heat, they’re
a blazer’s perfect partner

This holdall’s super-supple leather
improves the more you use it
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Man wearing blue printed polo shirt and shorts

THE WOVEN BELT
A lighter option than a classic
leather belt, the weave adds a
textural element to your look

OUT AND ABOUT

When exploring towns both familiar and foreign, having a wardrobe of menswear classics to call upon is your ticket to staying sharp

THE RETRO SUNGLASSES

Summer always calls for shades – these
frames have a vintage Hollywood charm

Man wearing checked shirt and deck shoes

THE DECK SHOES
Versatile, smart and practical, there’s
no place you can’t wear these

White wide brim hat with spotted band

Pristine cream cotton and a spotted band
make this hat a stylish summer addition
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Man wearing denim jacket and swim shorts

THE DENIM JACKET
A casual jacket in cool cotton makes
an ideal cover-up come sundown

ON THE BEACH

If you like to be beside the seaside, pack these four beach-ready pieces – the only other things you’ll need in your bag are some SPF and a towel

 

Man wearing printed T-shirt

THE PRINTED T-SHIRT
A simple crewneck tee is an iconic summer
style – add interest with a micro paisley print

Photography: Eric Frideen / Styling: Gianluca Longo
Grooming: Carolyn O’Neill Model: Matt Trethe

Man wearing blue shirt and printed swim shorts

THE PRINTED SWIM SHORTS
The tropical pattern on these bold
swim shorts will brighten up the
gloomiest skies

These espadrilles cleverly combine mesh for
ventilation and a solid sole for exploring
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Man wearing blue sweater and printed swim shorts

THE VINTAGE-STYLE SWEATER

Cover up out of the water with a
soft, fine sweatshirt that feels
just like an old favourite