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Gentlemen, get your wardrobe ready for the summer

Summertime is here and you’ve got a holiday planned out. Here are our picks for a summer wardrobe that we promise will look as fancy as your long-awaited beach vacation. We’ve included style options such as summery beach shorts for your water activities, a couple of lightweight shirt options and sunnies to shield your eyes from the sun.

Ermenegildo Zegna’s beachwear collection
Ermenegildo Zegna
Ermenegildo Zegna swim shorts in technical fabric (Photo credit: Ermenegildo Zegna )

Your beach vacation list is not complete without a pair of statement beach shorts. The point is to find an excuse to flash that killer gym bod that you’ve been working so hard for this summer. So don’t shy away and pack in a stylish pair from Ermenegildo Zegna’s boxer swim shorts series made in technical fabric. These shorts are available in various bright graphical prints as well as painted cityscapes in hues of refreshing blues.


Dior x Hajime Sorayama beachwear capsule looks
Dior beachwear capsule looks by Kim Jones
Dior beachwear capsule looks by Kim Jones and beach towel featuring Hajime Sorayama’s print (Photo credit: Dior)

For Kim Jones introduced vibrant splashes of waves along with print patterns by artist Hajime Sorayama in hisfirst beachwear collection for Dior. The range boasts a wide selection such as beach shorts, cotton tees, bandanas and beach towels. Put on a full Dior beachwear ensemble, grab your beach ball and you’re ready to take on the rest of the day in style.


Story MFG. from Mr Porter
Story MFG. indigo dyed organic cotton jacket and linen shirt
Story MFG. indigo dyed organic cotton jacket and linen shirt (Photo credit: Mr Porter)

A summer destination always calls for lightweight layers since its going to get hot and humid. We recommend some of these ultra comfy, breathable and eco-friendly linen shirts by Story MFG. from Mr Porter’s fashionable picks to keep you looking and feeling cool. A signature piece would be Story MFG.’s tie-dye linen shirts which are mainly made from organic cotton will also make a staple addition to your summer wardrobe. Also, the dye on each piece creates a unique irregular pattern that makes each shirt one-of-a-kind.


Valentino x Izumi Miyazaki shopper totes
Valentino shopper tote x Izumi Miyazaki
Valentino shopper tote x Izumi Miyazaki (Photo credit: Valentino)

Valentino’s latest collaboration pieces feature a range of printed shopper totes perfect for a summer trip. Inspired by Japanese culture, this ivory toned Valentino Garavani canvas tote features a print by photographer Izumi Miyazaki. These quality canvas totes come in a variety of playful fashion photo prints with a bold slogan. Its quite room so it can definitely hold your necessities, a bottle of beer and your choice of beach reads.


Boss’s summer sunglass collection
Eyewear collection by Boss
Eyewear collection by Boss (Photo credit: Boss)

We cannot emphasise enough on the importance of protecting your eyes while getting outdoors. So here’s a few understated men’s shades from Boss’s latest selection to shade your eyes away from the sun in style. The range is made in distinctive materials such as full acetate, lightweight titanium and flexible optyl which are materials exclusive and patented by the label. We recommend the sleek aviators made in premium crafted titanium or the contemporary transparent blue acetate pair.


Gucci’s leather sandals
Men's leather sandal with double g logo
Men’s leather sandal with double g logo (Photo credit: Gucci)

Apart from stocking up on garment pieces for your summer wardrobe, don’t forget about footwear. Stow your sleek workwear leather brogues aside and slide in those comfy sandals for the summer getaway. Gucci’s summer vibe leather sandals assure a pair of stylish feet, along with some fresh air and sunshine. The pair is Italian made in soft brown leather with the large double G in gold-toned metal and comes with adjustable buckle straps.


Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.