How To Dress For Summer
When it comes to mens summer fashion I like to update nautical looks to make them city-ready attires. Classic breton stripe knits, crisp white Italian cottonshirts and swim trunks define my summer wardrobe. I am particularly picky about the fit of swim shorts, I don't like them baggy or long. I use the French brand Vilebrequin for swimwear, their fabrics are both soft & breathable with cool colors & prints. Im all about comfort and polished fresh looks: A white shirt on swim shorts and casual boat shoes, is a clean, comfortable and polished way of dressing on summer days.
Mens summer fashion is a tricky one, dressing well in the heat can feel so intimidating it seems impossible. You can no longer layer because of the heat. How can you dress well when first and foremost you have to dress to stay comfortable? How can you build multiple outfits if the only items you can wear are shirts, t-shirts, shorts, and shoes?
The secret, as with most of men’s style, is in the details. The following 15 items can be mixed and matched in endless combinations ensuring your sartorial skill stays flawless during the summer months. Heres what you'll need:
7. Plain white leather slip on sneakers.
8. Vilebrequin swim trunks in red and every possible color. They are made with the coolest anti sweat fabrics. Most importantly they have a sophisticated French Riviera fit and theyll take you from beach to party with with a touch of French flare.
9. Boat shoes (SWIMS brand only) they act as loafers too and are made in fresh summer colors combinations. Its a Scandinavian brand so you can expect the best materials and the sleekest design.
10. Loafer shoes in suede or leather, I preffer to invest in a pair of Tods. The front shape of the shoe is slim and timeless.
1. White dress shirt slim fit (in Italian stretch cotton)
2. The Polo pique shirt
3. Cool shades 3 pairs
4. Slim fit chinos in navy blue and khaki
5. A linnen shirt
6. White cotton t shirt ( James Perse, fits perfect, best cotton out there, best investment you'll ever make).
Im wearing: Augustus Bernard mens dress shirt, fishermen cotton sweater by Swedish brand Holebrook. Vilebrequin swim trunks, get them online or at their Vilebrequin Oslo Flagship store in Skovveien 7, Frogner. Accessories: SWIMS loafers, Rayban aviator sunglasses.