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You’ve snagged a coveted summer staycation, but what to take? Our list of don’t-leave-home-without-them men’s essentials will ensure you have all eventualities covered

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The summer hat

For days at the beach and afternoons in pub beer gardens, a summer hat is a must. With Cool & Fresh finishes and UVA SPF50+ protection, we have a hat to suit every style.

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Man wearing denim bucket hat, navy T-shirt and green swim shorts

The short-sleeved shirt

Pack a few smarter pieces, including a couple of shirts, and you’ll be all set for dinners out. Our holiday-friendly range includes fun prints in lightweight linens and cool cottons.

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Short-sleeved denim shirt

The lightweight jacket

Be prepared for cooler temps with a lightweight jacket. Pick a goes-with-everything style, like a drizzle-proof Harrington, a classic denim jacket or a sleek bomber jacket.

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Dark blue denim jacket

The hands-free bag

Keep everything close to hand in a stylish bag that’s big enough to stash the essentials. Whether you prefer a cross-body bag, a bumbag or a backpack, you’ll find it in our bag shop.

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Black cross-body bag

The quick-dry swimwear

A seaside break isn’t complete without a dip in the sea. From briefs and trunks to shorts, all our swimwear features in-built, quick-dry technology.

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Crocodile print swim shorts

The sunglasses

A pair of sunglasses is your shortcut to holiday cool. All our designs have 100% UVA protection, and come in everything from sleek sporty shapes to classic vintage styles.

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Man wearing sunglasses and Hawaiian shirt

The chino shorts

They’re one of the most versatile styles in a man’s wardrobe – our chino shorts come in sustainable cotton, with secure buttons and an easy-to-iron finish that tackles travelling with ease.

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Beige chino shorts

The suntan lotion

A healthy dose of vitamin D is vital, but burnt skin doesn’t make for a happy holiday. Slap on some water-resistant protection up to SPF50 to stay safe in the sun.

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Bottle of REN Clean Skincare mineral sunscreen

The simple T-shirt

It’s a no-nonsense garment that’s a holiday classic. Our super-soft tees are made from responsibly sourced cotton – pack at least four in an array of colours and designs.

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Striped T-shirt

The summer shoes

Warmer weather calls for a footwear update – choose from box-fresh white trainers, flip-flops, sandals or boat shoes. Our Freshfeet styles neutralise any unwanted odours when the heat is on.

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Man wearing white trainers and beige chino trousers



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Words: Miranda Eason and Ian Wright



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