The shirt

Blue Sky Inn Milkshake printed satin shirt

Blue Sky Inn is all about fresh feel-good vibes – partly thanks to its vibrant prints and effortlessly cool aesthetic, and partly because of its dedication to sustainability, using organic fabrics and responsible manufacturing.

It’s even a proud member of ‘1% For The Planet’, donating 1% of its profits to environmental causes.

Our pick of its latest collection is this funky Americana-inspired camp-collar shirt. You bring the milkshake, we’ll sort the yard.


The shorts

Represent Logo-print shell swim shorts

Represent is a British-made luxury streetwear brand founded by George and Michael Heaton in 2012.

The two brothers grew up in Horwich, Greater Manchester – which is about as far from the Côte d'Azur as you can imagine. Yet these slick drawstring swim shorts would feel right at home chilling poolside at the Hôtel Martinez.


The sliders

Valentino Garavani Rockstud rubber sliders

If you want to stand out around the pool this summer, it’s going to take more than a pair of hagged Havaianas.

Sliders have become a mainstay of resortwear style over the last decade, and they don’t come more haute than these from Valentino Garavani.

Decked out in the brand’s now-iconic rockstuds, these manage to be both understated and outré at the same time. A fine line to tread – preferably in Valentino sliders.


The polo

Sunspel Riviera cotton-mesh polo shirt

There’s nothing quite as symbolic as swapping your long sleeves for a polo – it means summer has truly arrived.

This style staple never goes out of fashion – and if you’re going to add a new one to your wardrobe, make sure it’s from Sunspel.

This British brand is the master at casual cotton shirts – and this blue cotton-mesh polo is no exception. It has serious ‘JFK on the back of a yacht’ vibes. (You know the look we mean.) And if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for you.


The blazer

Oliver Spencer Wyndhams linen blazer

Whether it’s a summer wedding, or a Season event, a client lunch or a date night, the linen blazer is a man’s best friend this time of year.

Light enough to let in fresh air, but warm enough to fend off overenthusiastic air conditioning, it makes for a particularly useful travel companion, too.

This Wyndhams blazer from British brand Oliver Spencer is a perfect example of how to do it right – the single button a nod to the traditional Savile Row style.


The sunglasses

DB Eyewear by David Beckham

Whether he's a guest of honour at Centre Court or front row at London Fashion Week Men's, David Beckham looks the business. His summer style is always on point – often elevated by his own brand of sunglasses.

It’s time to do as David does: say goodbye to those tired wayfarers and pick a pair with a bit more panache.

Can we suggest these from DB Eyewear by David Beckham? The angular metal frame is a contemporary reinterpretation to the classic aviator style, while the acetate arms soften the look. More modern, less Maverick.


The jacket

Acne Studios Orlingo reversible padded bomber jacket

And why are we ending on a jacket…? For an article about summer? Well, let’s face it, we live in England, and it could rain at any moment.

Jacket’s don't come much more versatile than this bomber from Acne Studios. The light colour will reflect the sun, and the padding will keep you warm once it sets.

And if you really want to make a statement? Reverse it to expose the duck-egg blue satin finish.

ACNE stands for Ambition to Create Novel Expressions – and this is the perfect embodiment of that mantra.


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