Packed trains, aggressive air-con, back-to-back meetings on sunny days – summer in the city can be tough. Charles Tyrwhitt are on a mission to make it what it should be – the best time of the year – thanks to effortless smart dressing and versatile pieces.

Let’s start with a shirt (how all good outfits start in our opinion). Practically every smart dress code requires one, so stand out in Tyrwhitt’s limited-edition Henley weave.

Crafted from 100% mid-weight cotton, it’s a comfy shirt you can wear year-round. Plus, it comes in 10, fresh designs for a new look every day of the week.

If you want to keep things simple, you can never go wrong with a white shirt, and Tyrwhitt’s non-iron twill number is famous for a few reasons. Crease-free and available in three fits – classic, slim and extra slim – there’s something to suit every body and style. Go for their new ivory-white shade for an elegant, softer shade – made for summer occasions.

Looking smart for all your high summer parties needn’t involve stuffy, formal layers. Enter Tyrwhitt’s linen set; a linen jacket and trousers designed to be worn together as a suit, but can also be separately teamed with the rest of your wardrobe. The jacket is available in classic and slim fit, in five smart neutrals from essential navy to rich forest green – easily paired with chinos and suit trousers. If you fancy a year-round option that has a little more weight to it, the Linen Cotton Jacket is an easy layer you can throw on over any casual outfit to sharpen up.

Charles Tyrwhitt summer suits

Charles Tyrwhitt stone linen jacket and trouser; royal blue Henley weave stripe shirt; sage green linen cotton jacket; aqua green gingham check shirt. 

If you’re heading to a dressy destination event, you’re going to need something that travels well. Tyrwhitt’s Ultimate Performance Suit has natural crease recovery, so the only thing you need to worry about is heading to the bar. Coming in seven staple greys and blues, there’s a hue for you.

Think tailoring can’t feel comfy? Think again. Tyrwhitt’s Natural Stretch Twill Suit in navy is part of its icon range – meaning it’s an essential bit of kit for every man’s wardrobe. Natural stretch comes from the pure wool used so you can wear this suit all day and not feel constricted.

For when you need to bring your A-game, you can’t beat a traditional morning suit or dinner suit. Tyrwhitt’s morning tailcoat is woven from 100% wool in West Yorkshire’s family-owned Marton Mills – there’s nothing quite like a hand-finished garment. Pick your weapon of choice from a peak lapel or shawl collar dinner suit. Both are crafted from pure, Woolmark-certified Merino wool, and the jacket comes with a canvas chest piece construction which moulds to your body for the dream fit.

Charles Tyrwhitt summer suits

[Left] Charles Tyrwhitt Ultimate Performance suit in grey; royal and white twill stripe shirt; grey silk stain resistant tie; ink blue and white spot print silk pocket square; [right] ink blue check suit; cornflower blue Egyptian cotton Berkshire weave shirt; French blue silk linen tie; sky blue cotton pocket square.

When it comes to accessories, make a statement with clever finishing touches like silk-linen blend ties and bright pocket squares with classic geometric designs, all the way to fun, modern prints. Champagne flute motif, anyone? There’s nothing worse than when bad shoes ruin a good outfit, so make sure yours are up to scratch with our Made in England Oxfords range – crafted from 100% leather, complete with a solid Goodyear welt for shoes that feel comfy and last longer.

We’re not so worried any more about how to dress for all the formal events stacking up in our diary. With Charles Tyrwhitt, you’re on to a good thing with a collection that’s perfect for summer – and beyond.

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