The skies grow blue and the sun peeks through, whether you’re still daydreaming at work or actually on holiday, summer has officially arrived. With the long-awaited arrival of everybody’s favourite season comes a wealth of unforeseen occurrences: we’ve all forgotten what sun cream is and it still takes at least one outing in your raw selvedge denim before you accept that it’s time to invest in something made of linen.
The fairer weather enables us to do things we can’t normally do and wear things we can’t normally wear, so we picked out our essential pieces for the summer, from electronics to beach games, we’re pretty sure we have every base covered in our summer edit.
We all need some respite from the oppressive 25 degree English summer so we can’t imagine what it must be like for those elsewhere. Look to Nikben for designer men's swim shorts that are brimming with style and attitude.
Many are averse to wearing sandals in a city and even more are averse to wearing plastic slides in a city which is understandable. Bypass all of these problems with Grenson’s Kendrick Sandals: the premium leather and a moulded footbed shows that men's designer sandals are on the way up.
Frankly, it doesn’t get much cooler than KAMO’s The Dude frames. Inspired by The Dude himself, the light blue lenses are sure to instil your summer ensembles with an icy freshness.
Made in the label’s Parisian workshop, Cap d’Arsene’s striped towel is certainly big enough, gone are the days of sandy books when you're using this oversized beach towel. That's not even mentioning the iconic visuals and extreme comfort.
This year, instead of posting to your Instagram page when something fun happens, rather than writing the witty caption, snap a shot and get back to the action. Polaroid Originals’ Stranger Things OneStep 2 camera features a limited edition ‘Upside Down’ design for all of the fans.
Few things are as satisfying as the sound of a clean rally using Frescobol Carioca’s beach bats. Already widely seen as one of the undisputed best beach games, these authentic Brazilian bats have just ended the debate. Made in Brazil and covered in a resin coating for strength, be warned, you may never put them down again.
Inspired by skateboarding, Floyd’s Cabin suitcase is the gnarliest in the world. The perfect size for small trips and cabin packing, it features a high-end polycarbonate Makrolon shell and a compartmentalised interior, not to mention the polyurethane wheels providing the smoothest ride around.
In amongst all of the socialising, there is always time to have a moment of solitude in the sunshine. No need to plug in, just connect the wireless headphones, engage noise cancellation and zone out.
KAMOSilver / Blue The Dude Sunglasses£145
FloydTarmac Grey Cabin Suitcase£320
Bang & OlufsenBlack Beoplay H4 Headphones£240
Polaroid OriginalsStranger Things Ltd Edition Upside Down OneStep 2 VF Camera£120
NikeAviator Grey / Barely Volt ACG Zoom Terra Zaherra Sneakers £153
PercivalWhite Spaceman T Shirt £39
FramaApothecary Body Lotion £65
Slowdown StudioJuly Throw £250
PROJECTKINBlack Melange KIN Carry-On Suitcase £299
VOR1A Antikweiss Sneakers £305
MenuTR Bulb Suspension Frame £660
Looming large in the arena of best men’s linen shirts, Schnayderman’s’ mission to perfect the shirt seems to be nearing its end. This long sleeved, pure Italian cotton piece features mother of pearl buttons and a button-down collar to lend the lightweight construction a refined finish.
Keep it classy this season with Frescobol Carioca’s Panama hat. Exuding sophistication, we’re most certainly styling this accessory with a pair of equally stylish like Dick Moby’s Barcelona sunglasses.
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