Men’s Wardrobe Essentials for Summer 2019

Monitaly Floral Shirt, £180

Monitaly Floral Shirt

Every summer needs a Hawaiian shirt – and this stylish evolution of the warm-weather staple is a well-designed printed example. From American brand Monitaly, it ticks all the boxes, whether for a relaxed look abroad or while dreaming of the sun when you’re still stuck at home. Sometimes British BBQs just don’t cut it.

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Off-White Industrial Slides, £150

Off-White Industrial Slides

Off-White’s iconic yellow and black belt strap webbing is used on these slides, meaning it’ll be hard to miss that you’re rocking one of the most sought-after brands on the planet. They’re so sought-after in fact that you might want to keep an eye on them while you go for a swim.

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Vilebrequin X (Red) Swim Shorts, £195

Vilebrequin X (Red) Swim Shorts

We love how investing in these means you can go for a dip in a stylish manner while supporting charitable causes. Bringing awareness for the fight against AIDS, charity (RED) have teamed up with Vilebrequin to match a fetching red with oversized logo on their classic swim shorts. Proceeds will of course go directly to the charity.

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Lock & Co. St. Louis Straw Hat, £225

Lock & Co. St. Louis Straw Hat

To your right we have a less pretentious choice of a Panama, for anyone not wanting to go all Sprezzatura in your holiday wardrobe. Slightly darker than many regular offerings, it’s made with Florentine straw, and can be paired with a simple polo or t-shirt. You can also choose to wear it when layering up as the sun sets, complete with cocktail in hand. That’s the life.

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Frescobol Carioca Aquarela Swim Shorts, £145

Frescobol Carioca Aquarela Swim Shorts

Frescobol Carioca’s swim shorts bring us Brazilian beach vibes with their heritage-inspired prints in vibrant colours. Dress for the Copacabana and a spot of sandy football with the locals and, when you do decide to take a dip, they have all the quick-drying technology you could need.

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Luca Faloni Silk Cashmere Polo Shirt, £275

Luca Faloni Silk Cashmere Polo Shirt

This ultra-soft silk cashmere blend polo shirt offers a stylish yet practical layering piece that’s perfect for the cooler mornings and evenings. Wear it dressed up with some linen trousers when needed, or have it at your side after a dip in the water, in case you need to smarten up en route to lunch at the harbour.

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Herring Shoes Lane Sneakers, £185

Herring Shoes Lane Sneakers

These hand-patinated trainers have a sports luxe two-tone finish that can be worn with your favourite linen or seersucker suit, as well as with a short and t-shirt combo. Keeping with high craftsmanship details, they mix superior comfort with elegant styling.

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Common Projects Nubuck Sneakers, £330

Common Projects Nubuck Sneakers

For a more relaxed summery feel in your sneaker, go with a vulcanised option that harks back to Nineties causal. It’s like upgrading your Vans tenfold. These keep in line with Common Projects’ premium quality and gold foil stamped numbering, and can be paired with a whole host of shorts and polo shirt combinations.

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Helmut Lang Shirt Jacket, £215

Helmut Lang Shirt Jacket

You never want to get to your destination and realise you didn’t pack for every eventuality. This shirt jacket from Helmut Lang is one solution, giving you poolside chic to layer with your terry towelling t-shirt – or wear on its own with shorts. It can even be smartened up with an array of trousers, for the perfect pool-to-bar layer.

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