Now that we’ve passed the official calendar start to summer, it’s time to embrace what dressing in the hottest season is all about: fun. With that aim in mind, we’ve found a viscose shirt from Jacquemus in an avant-garde still life print, a patterned silk-cotton kimono from Turnbull & Asser and Fear of God shades that evoke a certain early-career Tom Cruise vehicle. Summer is too fleeting to look dull—prevent that possibility with the lively fare below.
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Edward Green Baby Calf Suede Penzance Light Loafer
There’s nothing piratical about Edward Green’s new Penzance loafer. However, we would describe its sleek, uncomplicated shape and Italian baby calfskin suede as being handsomely roguish.
District Vision + Mr. Porter Health in Mind Spino Slim-Fit Stretch Shell Shorts
It feels as if color-blocking is coming for every piece of the male wardrobe this summer—a trend we don’t object to in the least—and the latest example comes from an activewear collaboration between Mr. Porter and District Vision. The Spino shorts are made from a lightweight stretch fabric that wicks moisture, and 100 percent of the profits made from its sale will go to charities supporting men’s mental health.
Fear of God The 1983
It seems no accident that these shades released by Fear of God in cahoots with indie sunglass maker Grey Ant are named for the year Risky Business was released. Channel your inner Joel Goodson by donning the thick, Italian-made acetate specs.
Todd Snyder Irish Linen Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt
Chet Hanks be damned—this summer we’re wearing salmon, particularly if it takes the form of an Irish linen camp collar shirt from Todd Snyder. Throw it over white denim and suede loafers and you’re good to go through August.
Polo Ralph Lauren Driftwood Cove Pants
If one pant is entitled to the elastic waistband treatment, it’s the ultra-casual patchwork madras. This 100 percent cotton number from Polo Ralph Lauren brings the GTH energy while allowing for a more forgiving fit post-clambake.
CQP Clava in Great White
There’s no reason to fear these Swedish-designed canvas sneakers in an off-white shade that brings Jaws to mind. Wear them with chinos and a pink OCBD for that never-gets-old Kennedy look, or match to black denim and a band tee for something more contemporary.
Knickerbocker x Kodak Camera Vest
A standout piece from the camera company’s unexpected alliance with Knickerbocker, this camera vest is made from water-repellent Italian cloth and features the 1935 Kodak logo on the back. It may make you look like a Pulitzer-winning correspondent, even if you’re just Instagramming your lox and bagel.
Budd Plain Silk Pajama Shirt
Post-pandemic life doesn’t mean saying goodbye to your pajamas: In fact, you can even wear them outside the home. That’s the idea behind this silk pajama shirt from London maker Budd, which was explicitly designed for beyond-the-bedroom wear with a classic camp collar, button cuffs and a straight hem.
Frescobol Carioca Trancoso Recycled Wood Beach Bat Set
There’s more to proper beach enjoyment than a good book and a cold beer. Cases in point: These recycled wood bats designed for playing frescobol, Brazil’s answer to beach paddleball, which can be personalized with engraving.
Jacquemus La Chemise Henri Still Life Shirt
Just when you think we’ve exhausted every possible angle for a printed shirt, Jacquemus goes ahead and makes a viscose iteration marked by an expressionist still life. Complete the composition with linen trousers and driving mocs.
Bonobos Riviera Gin & Tonic Swim Trunks
A thirst-quenching G&T is the natural conclusion to any summer swim, but these printed Bonobos swim trunks allow you to rep the cocktail mid-breaststroke. The 50+ UPF sun protection provided by its polyester-spandex fabric is nothing to sneeze at, either.
Hertling Seersucker Stripe Pants
By offering them in a subdued oatmeal stripe rather than the more-common blue, Hertling has produced a pair of seersucker pants that can be worn like khakis. Each pair is made from 100 percent Japanese cotton in the company’s new workshop in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Marrakshi Life Stand-Collar Striped Cotton Shirt
This wide-striped stand-collar shirt is inspired by the Moroccan coastline and made from breathable cotton to ensure wearers won’t wilt in the heat. Double down on its casual nature with drawstring linen pants and a pair of leather sandals.
Drake’s Navy and Brown Mughal Print Lining Cotton Bucket Hat
Drake’s archival Mughal print has graced ties, pocket squares and, now, one-half of this reversible cotton bucket hat. The flip side is plain navy, allowing you to wear it as bold or somberly as you’d like.
Turnbull & Asser Silk Kimono Gown
No longer content to simply make fine dressing gowns, Turnbull & Asser has turned its eyes east to craft patterned kimono gowns. This particular specimen is cut from an exclusive silk-cotton fabric in an ikat pattern and should do well over pajama sets or drawstring shorts and a tee.