How to dress smart this summer
The recent downpours may have dampened your spirts, but at least it’s made getting dressed in the morning easier. But what happens when it’s too warm for a suit and raincoat? How do you maintain a smart profile without breaking a sweat? This guide showcases five key pieces that will keep you cool whilst still looking the part.
Short Sleeve Shirt
Great for casual weekends, work and weddings, the short-sleeved shirt offers the perfect way to ensure your style standards don’t slip during the summer months. Opt for something such as the timeless button-down for dress-down Fridays, or embrace some pattern when it comes to Saturday night.
A timeless wardrobe staple, chinos are smarter than jeans, more casual than trousers, and arguably more comfortable than both – making them the ideal choice for stuffy offices, uncomfortable planes and overcrowded parks. Wear them to work with a jacket and shirt, or pair them with a short-sleeved polo shirt for lunch with the in-laws.
Lightweight, breathable and effortlessly smart, a linen shirt is notable for both its natural lustre and ability to keep you cool in the summer. Worried about wrinkles? Those at The Savile Row Company have been blended with cotton, so they’re less likely to crease and will keep their shape for longer.
From holidays to after-work parties, there’s lots going on during summer – so who really has time for laces? Simply slip on a pair of suede loafers and you’ll instantly reap the benefits. What do you wear them with? They look just as good with a linen suit as they do with a simple shorts and shirt combination.
Not just for the golf course, the polo shirt is one of the most versatile and reliable garments a man can own. Smart, but not overly so, it possesses a paradoxical quality of looking effortless whilst never really feeling underdressed. Team yours with tailored shorts and loafers when dressing casually or with an unstructured blazer and slim-fitting chinos for weekend events.