The menswear classics and new season trends you need to know to see the season out in style.
In need of a wardrobe refresh now that summer has arrived? Here are the easy updates you can make to your tried and true classics, along with some on-trend pieces to add to your line up, for endlessly cool smart casual looks. From fun new party shirts to classic linen and wear-anywhere tees and shorts, these are the essentials that will have you ready (and well dressed) for any occasion.
ASSEMBLY LABEL Casual Short Sleeve Shirt in White
Linen for days
A linen shirt hits the sweet spot of being relaxed and light enough to throw on for the beach, but smart enough to dress up for a barbeque, party or even a more formal ‘do. An array of short- and long-sleeve linen shirts in your sartorial arsenal will mean you’re effortlessly prepared when it comes to any occasion.
Delave Linen Shirt
The Stripe Linen Shirt
Short Sleeve Linen Shirt
Whether it’s the beach, a pool or elsewhere, you’re bound to spend plenty of hours by a body of water this season. Turn the summer staple into a statement with fun patterns and colours, which will double as party shorts for a backyard barbeque, drinks or game of lawn bowls, too.
TOM & TEDDY Lobster Swim Short
Miami Swim Short
Multi Floral Swim Short
Polka Zen Swim Short
TOM & TEDDY
Starfish Swim Short
ASSEMBLY LABEL Logo Tee in Charcoal/White
Tee it up
Your shorts-and-a-T-shirt combo need not be boring: update with a logo tee from some of the moment’s coolest brands for instant cred — think Assembly Label, Saturdays NYC, Thrills and Tommy Hilfiger.
Miller Standard SS Tee
Icon Stripe Relaxed Fit T-shirt
Bitten Merch Fit Tee
The short of it
Equal parts cool, comfy and versatile, shorts are a summer go-to. You’ll need a solid line-up to throw on no matter the occasion — look to easy denim and linen in various shades for ultimate mix-and-match power.
THRILLS Destroyed Bones Denim Short in Black Rinse
POLO RALPH LAUREN
Straight Fit Greenwich Short
501 Hemmed Denim Short in
501 Hemmed Denim Short
LEVI’S Cubano Shirt
It’s a party (shirt)
Certain occasions call for a statement shirt, so go bold with colour and pattern play. This season, the oversized ‘holiday shirt’ trend is the perfect way to channel where you’d rather be.
Lemon Print Riviera Collared Shirt
SCOTCH & SODA
Chic Hawaii Shirt
Hawaiian Box Short Sleeve Shirt
Tiger vs Falcon Bowling Shirt
A shoe in
This season, the only shoes you’ll need on rotation are as effortless as they look. Think classic Birkenstocks, cult sneakers from Veja and Axel Arigato, and designer slides care of Valentino and Kenzo.
VALENTINO Rubber Slide
Clean 90 Sneaker
BRIXTON Melter Bucket Hat