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We’re hitting that stretch of summer where a fabric’s weight can mean the difference between life and death, so we’re pleased to see Wythe releasing cotton-linen chinos and Officine Générale introducing modal to a corduroy shirt jacket. And there’s no shortage of 100 percent linen items too, whether that’s a crewneck by Todd Snyder or a hardy chore coat by Anderson & Sheppard. More items, made with or without linen, to follow.
Todd Snyder Italian Linen Crewneck Sweater
Summer can be tough on Camus-reading loners who rely on black knitwear as a key part of their identity. Fortunately, Toddy Snyder’s come to save them from that particular ennui with this lightweight crewneck made from Italian linen.
Italian shoemaker Astorflex is best known for its desert boots, but they’ve adapted to the season with this refreshingly simple loafer marked be a genuine crepe sole. Dare we call it a… desert loafer?
There Was One Detachable Sleeves Zip-Up Jacket
Think of this 100 percent cotton, detachable-sleeve zip-up jacket from There Was One as breakaway pants, but for your arms. And unlike breakaway pants, their removal will still leave you semi-covered—in this case, wearing a nice vest.
James Perse Linen Blend Zip Up Hoody Sweater
Around this time of year, there isn’t much we wouldn’t mind having a little linen added to—hoodies included. James Perse has taken care of that account with this zip-up number made from an easy-breathing linen/poly blend.
Brunello Cucinelli Suede Boat Shoes
We may be approaching peak boat shoe, as even Brunello Cucinelli has hopped aboard. But don’t confuse its cream-colored suede version for your average preppy gear: It features a soft, rounded toe that’s distinctly Italian.
Officine Générale Benjamin Unstructured Cotton and Modal-Blend Corduroy Blazer
Officine Générale has brought the corduroy jacket into the warmer months with this unstructured style made from a cotton-modal blend. But the fabric isn’t all the only thing that’s been lightened—the casual piece also features large patch pockets, a ventless back and a Western-style yoke to give it the feel of a shirt jacket.
Frescobol Carioca Otavio Sweatpants
We’re not sure whether to call this Frescobol Carioca piece the most casual dress pant we’ve ever seen, or the most-dressed up sweatpant. Either way, it’s the type of thing you can wear around the house with a tee or match to a tucked button-up shirt and a pair of loafers.
Tod’s Tab Sneakers
Tod’s produced this limited edition of its iconic tab sneaker in tandem with the Italian bikemaker Colnago, and yes, it would complete the picture of you cycling through Milan after your morning espresso (even more, the brands collaborated on a high-rolling bike to complete the picture).
De Bonne Facture Short Sleeved Camp Collar Shirt
Floral shirts typically carry heavy vacation-wear vibes, but this cotton-voile number by De Bonne Facture sports a print that could have appeared on your grandma’s kitchen wall. Lean into its geezer-chic feel with a pair of pleated linen pants.
Anderson & Sheppard Jacket Style Number Two
In the case of its No. 2 jacket, Anderson & Sheppard didn’t set out to reinvent the chore coat—it just made a superbly classic version from sturdy Irish linen. They did add a few useful tweaks, including extra-roomy front patch pockets and a pair of zipped internal pockets.
Drake’s Waxed Suede Murphy Goodyear Welted Chukka Boot
Drake’s has again expanded its house footwear range, this time with a Goodyear-welted chukka boot made in Northampton. We’re partial to this iteration made from water-resistant waxed suede, which may prove a lifesaver amid a summer rain shower.
Wythe Pleated Cotton Linen Twill Chino
Wythe’s taken the high-waisted, full-legged proportions of the classic G.I. chino and lightened it up with a proprietary cotton-linen fabric. A set of double pleats locks in their vintage charm.
100 Hands Loro Piana Navy Jersey Shirt
Made from a Loro Piana navy jersey, consider this 100 Hands shirt to be the superior alternative to the black button-up. It comes from the label’s Black Line, which entails 16 hours of handwork to make each piece.
Smock Calder Vest
Smock chose to make this photographer-style vest from Panama cloth, a lightweight and breathable cotton canvas that will only soften over time. Its half-dozen pockets will provide ample room for… whatever one might need six reinforced pockets for.
Cohérence Alain Selvedge Yacht Canvas Trousers
Cohérence went deep when creating these trousers named in honor of French sailor and tennis champion Alain Gerbault. They’re modeled after an exact pair he wore to compete at Cannes in 1920, right down to its fishtail back and a thin canvas ribbon belt.