This summer, whether the weather is in your favour (or not) we’re here to help you create the perfect summer holiday capsule wardrobe.
Go from beach to bar with chinos
Chinos are the perfect pair of smart casual trousers that can take you from beach to bar without a hitch and are a summer wardrobe staple whether you wish to dress up or down for the occasion. We suggest choosing a pale or neutral tone to complement vibrant shirts, or to choose an eye-catching summer shade such as coral to make them one of the main focal points of the outfit. As for brands, we’ve got several to suit, from Paul Smith to Meyer and 7 for all mankind. Pair complimenting accessories such as a belt and a hat alongside your chinos to create an outift.
Paul Smith Slim-Fit Light Blue Stretch Pima-Cotton Chinos
£130 – Available in Torquay, Tunbridge Wells & Wilmslow.
Cut for a contemporary slim-fit, the pima-cotton with stretch results in a lightweight, comfortable chino.
Miguel Bellido Leather & Cotton Belt
£45 – Available in Harrogate, Tunbridge Wells & Wilmslow.
Unlike a conventional belt, this braided belt allows you to get the perfect fit every time and is available in a range of beautiful colourways.
Paul Smith Blue Two Tone Trilby Hat
£55 – Available in Tunbridge Wells & Wilmslow.
Made from 100% straw, this men’s woven trilby hat features a sky blue brim, finished with a navy grosgrain inner headband.
Get the 'pool to cool' look with our summer shirts and shorts
Whether you want to stand out from the crowd or show your summery spirit in a more subtle way, here are some of the best ways to go about it this summer and wear those shirts and shorts in style.
For the man that loves to stand out on holiday, we know summer is not complete without a selection of bold, colourful shirts ready to hand. Made in breezy viscose, this colourfully printed surfer shirt by Scotch & Soda pictured below is the perfect statement-maker for summer.
Scotch & Soda Surf Print Hawaii fit shirt
£90 – Available in all stores.
You can choose to keep those bold summer shirts as the centre of attention by pairing with a pair of subtle plain shorts, or to really live the summer holiday dream, contrast them with an equally bold pair of shorts, whether patterned, or in a strong colour, such as coral.
We understand however, that the bold summer look isn’t for everyone. For a more understated, yet totally summery look that will be sure to keep you cool (in both senses of the word), look towards the timeless classic that is the linen shirt. Go for colours such as white, light blue, grey or pastels to reflect the sun and create a contrasting effect by pairing with dark shorts.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Available in all stores.
Classic Fit linen shirt • £119
Traveller short • £59
Alternatively, you may prefer a polo shirt or tee. These are ideal if you prefer a shorter sleeve that you don’t have to roll back and are generally available in a range of patterns and stronger colours that stand out, but aren’t as full-on as your typical summer shirt.
Edmmond Studios La Vie Simple t-shirt
£40 – Available in Tunbridge Wells.
Rubber slide sandals by BOSS
£45 – Available in all stores.
GANT t-shirt with pocket
£45 – Available in all stores.
Orlebar Brown Roc Pool Mid-Length Swim Shorts
£225– Available in Tunbridge Wells & Wilmslow.
A selection of coral t-shirts available from brands such as Scotch & Soda, GANT and Hartford.
...and for when the weather isn't in your favour...
Sometimes the constant blue skies and hot rays of sunshine take their own holiday elsewhere, in which case you’ll be ahead of the game if you have a plan B to keep a cool, breezy day at bay by the beach, or even for a cooler summer evenings where an extra layer is required.
Scotch & Soda Logo Text Sweater
£85 – Available in all stores.
This sweater features a crew neck and rib knitted finishes to keep you super comfortable.
GANT Original Shield Sweat Hoodie
£95 – Available in all stores.
This statement leisurewear piece is ideal for casual moments or to add some impact to your look.
Edwin Sunset on Mt. Fuji Hoodie in Cool Blue
£90 – Available in Tunbridge Wells.
Made from heavy brushed Felpa and featuring a hood and front pocket.
The must have items for your holdall
So you’ve got your summer wardrobe figured out and now all that stands between you and your break in the sun is to pack it in your holdall. Make sure to leave space for these summer essentials though to help your holiday go by without a hitch. Oh, and don’t forget your passport!
1. Mulberry Wash Case in Midnight Nylon & Smooth Calf Leather
£195 – Available in Tunbridge Wells.
This classic wash case is the perfect companion for storing your essentials in, on your travels.
2. Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Chino Baseball Cap in Liquid Blue
£35 – Available in all stores.
Keep the sun at bay with this baseball cap in Polo Ralph Lauren’s iconic Polo finish.
3. Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Bath and Shower Gel
£22 – Available in all stores and online. Click here to shop
This refreshing men’s bath & shower gel is ideal for use on holiday, or back at home to remind you of balmy summer days.
4. Lexon Flip Travel Alarm Clock
£35 – Available in Harrogate, Tunbridge Wells & Wilmslow.
Simply flip it over to snooze the alarm.
5. Lexon Mino Bluetooth Speaker
£30 – Available in Harrogate, Tunbridge Wells & Wilmslow.
This tiny rechargeable speaker takes up pratically no space and enables you to play music via Bluetooth and even take selfies.
Still seeking summer wardrobe perfection?
If what you’ve seen here isn’t quite your tall glass of Pimms, why not come and visit us in store and we’ll be happy to listen to what you are on the search for and help to create a summer wardrobe that truly meets your needs.