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Man up: Where to shop your summer vacation wardrobe

It’s blistering hot, and you’re feeling sluggish. We know things can be exceptionally difficult this time of year, when one eye is trained on your desktop and the other on whatever exotic destination you’ve booked. If you’ve set yourself to a devil-may-care vacation mode, planning your summer holiday wardrobe may be something that’s at the bottom of your mind’s to-do list.

Fret not — below, we’ve put together a digest of some of the labels that’ll have you styling it out in the warm weather.

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Instagram: @birocompany

If you’re looking for light Japanese threads that don’t slack on style, you’ve come to the right place. Singapore-based label Biro handpicks its garment manufacturers from Japan’s small factories, selecting well-made materials from the finest local mills. Ultra-lightweight Hawaiian shirts are made in premium Japanese cotton and humidity-apt denim are sculpted in selvedge denim sourced from the Okayama prefecture.


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Instagram: @eidos

Down for an Italian summer? Eidos will dress you there, sharply. With deft know-how in Neapolitan tailoring, the label teams up unstructured suiting and louche chinos into insouciant sprezzatura aimed to feel like second skin. Looking all spruced up during a holiday isn’t too far-fetched of a fancy anymore.


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You As

Instagram: @youasnyc

Launched with a purpose to supply gents with a “modern uniform” and reflecting the past while doing so, New York-based label You As serves contemporary menswear edged with retrospective elements — be it from the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s. You’ll find your madcap beach camp-collar shirts here. Fun fact: The founder of the brand is one half of Diet Prada’s Instagram wave-making duo.


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Orlebar Brown

Instagram: @orlebarbrown

Have you ever wondered, while lounging by the poolside in your pool shorts, how disruptive it is to have to change for lunch at the bar? Orlebar Brown is your godsend. The brainchild of English photographer Adam Brown was created to fill the gap in sophisticated swimwear and resortwear. Inspired by the snazzy summer photos of Slim Aarons, each pieces are tailored smart enough so you don’t have to bring extra clothes to hit the bar. Each pair of swim shorts comes with a five-year guarantee to boot.

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Desmond and Dempsey

If your idea of a summer holiday is an indolent staycation, we get it, really. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle with ratty PJs. For a change, try out Desmond and Dempsey’s luxe cotton loungewear. Self-indulgent as silk, but without the aftermath of constant dry cleaning. The plush pyjamas are hand-painted with prints and tailored for utmost comfort. Your lazing-in-bed days have just gotten a sartorial step up.


Man up: Where to shop your summer vacation wardrobe

Bianca Husodo

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