Ted Baker Tapcor Tapered Fit Cotton Chinos
Around this time of year, it makes sense to bolster your wardrobe with pieces that will last well into autumn. Cotton chinos in a neutral colour are a year-round essential and Ted Baker’s tapered style features a subtle geo-print lining for a stylish point of interest when turned up.
Available at Ted Baker, priced £99.
Brooks Brothers Nautical-Stripe Crewneck Sweater
Stylish guys have been going crazy over the Breton stripe ever since the look became the uniform of French navy seaman during the 1850s. This unique update by Brooks Brothers’ modern Red Fleece line is a stylish way to rock the boat of a classic piece.
Available at Brooks Brothers, priced £79.
Larsson & Jennings Kulor Watch
By all accounts, there are few things more stylish than a good watch. Larsson & Jennings has turned out some of the best minimalist time tellers in recent years and has just added this ice-cool update of its original everyday model to its line-up, finished with a sandblasted brass dial and tonal Italian leather strap.
Available at Larsson & Jennings, priced £235.
French Connection Ça Va Slogan T-Shirt
Putting the French back in French Connection, the retailer has launched a capsule collection emblazoned with words and phrases from the country responsible for everything from blue cheese to Bond girl Eva Green. This white Ça Va slogan T-shirt that promises to add some va va voom to any wardrobe.
Available at French Connection, priced £25.
Calvin Klein Straight Onyx Grey Jeans
Black denim might be a power player in the winter months, but when things heat up they turn into a fiery leg-furnace. Keep things monochrome without resorting to retina-burning white jeans with these straight-cut options by US hero Calvin Klein.
Available at Amazon, priced £33.48.
Loom Tiger Black Vacation Shirt
On paper, a ‘vacation shirt’ sounds about as appealing as a ‘going out shirt’, but the Cuban collar and tiger embroidery on this laid-back design from exclusive to Urban Outfitters label Loom elevates it from cringe to copped.
Available at Urban Outfitters, priced £49.
Havaianas Top Flip-Flops
If you are going to buy a pair of flip-flops for wearing around the pool (and around the pool only), you may as well invest in ones crafted by the experts. Brazilian beach kings Havaianas have been the go-to for more than half a century.
Available at Havaianas, priced £18.
AllSaints Blake Sweat Shorts
Summer’s a time for lightening up and it seems even AllSaints got the memo. Best known for its leather jackets and dark palette, the retailer has dropped an exclusive Huntington Beach Collection inspired by the easy slacker beach vibe, which includes these sleek relaxed-fit shorts in don’t-even-think-of-ordering-the-spaghetti white.
Available at AllSaints, priced £80.
Mains Relaxed-Fit Cotton-Jersey T-shirt
Yeah yeah, we know. What does a grime artist know about designing clothes? Well, judging by the premium pima cotton Skepta sourced for this relaxed-fit cotton-jersey T-shirt – part of his new Mains clothing line for Selfridges – that should be enough to ‘Shut Down’ the haters.
Available at Selfridges, priced £50.
M.C.Overalls x Beavertown Brewery Coach Jacket
Wearing your heart on your sleeve is old hat. This season it’s all about wearing your beer on your back. In partnering with London-based craft brewery Beavertown, British label M.C. Overalls has produced this awesome yellow-gold coach jacket. Perfect beer garden attire.
Available at Beavertown Brewery, priced £95.
Woolrich Corean Grandad Collar Shirt
To beat the heat this season requires a little sartorial savvy. Not only is the Corean Shirt by heritage brand Woolrich cut from lightweight, breathable linen, it also features a grandad collar, which omits the need for a tie. Sneaky.
Available at Woolrich, priced £79.
What We Wear Navy Double Sleeve Jumper
For the second season, what Tinie Tempah wears can be what you wear with What We Wear. Well that’s confusing. The clothing line from one of Britain’s best-dressed men got another outing at London Fashion Week Men’s this month and includes this Kanye-worthy layered jumper.
Available at What We Wear, priced £169.
River Island Pink Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt
Three-quarter-length trousers are a skid mark on the underpants of noughties fashion, but going in-between up top is a legitimate way to beat the heat. With enough material to fend off evening chills, but with enough room left to show off some wrist candy, River Island’s raglan sleeve top is a winner.
Available at River Island, priced £18.
Ivan Lendl x Superga Sneakers
For the record (if you hadn’t already noticed) we’re big fans of white sneakers. So naturally we were just a little excited when Superga announced it was partnering with international tennis hall-of-famer Ivan Lendl to create these clean kicks complete with a contrast blue suede heel.
Available at Superga, priced £75.
Zayn X Versus Logo T-shirt
You could spend a lifetime trying to copy the menswear mastery of Zayn-formerly-of-One-Direction-Malik, or you could just snap up the singer’s new collaboration with Versace Versus. The 40-piece casual line has a distinct tour merch vibe that’s guaranteed to make it a hit.
Available at Sefridges, priced £150.
Vilebrequin Japan Turtle Print Shorts
Looking cool around the pool (or stylish on the sand) doesn’t have to involve making a splash with a huge print. But if that is what takes your fancy, few do bold better than French swimwear brand Vilebrequin.
Available at House Of Fraser, priced £160.
Miansai Watch, Bracelet And Wallet Set
Sure, £400 is a fair whack to lay down on accessories, but when you consider that Miansai’s uniform set comprises a stylish gold-plated watch, pebble-grain leather billfold and the Miami-based brand’s signature hook fastening wrap bracelet, it almost seems a steal.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £395.
Topman Blue Denim Joggers
Jeans may be a go-with-anything workhorse of the male wardrobe, but they don’t bode well on an eight-hour flight. Slip into something more comfortable without letting style standards drop with Topman’s jogger-style denims.
Available at Topman, priced £30.