6. Denim jacket
I’m really into denim jackets right now. After watching Drive for thousand times I was really convinced that I have to buy one.
Instead of gettin’ some light daddy washes get rather dark wash or totally raw like Ryan has in the movie. It has to fit really snug almost like a cardigan. If there is any bagging get it tailored or just leave it to the store.
Wear it with chinos and tees or henleys. You can also try layering it under a blazer.
7. Tees, henleys and/or polos
The basics. Be sure to have these in your closet.
In my opinion a good tee has a rather big and sloppy neck and a chest pocket. It gives a nice look with cardigans, denim jacket and blazers. In addition of basic colours get some nautical stripes.
I prefer henleys short sleeved and in basic colours like cream and light grey. Wear them with jeans or chinos, throw in a pair of canvas sneakers and you’re good to go.
Polo shirt is a true summer essential. Get at least white and navy. Pair them with shorts and drivers (don’t forget the shades).
8. Canvas sneakers
Summer won’t come without pair of canvas sneakers. Everyone has their own favourites, Supergas are mine.
Sneakers are absolutely my favourite summer shoes. I wear them mostly with some really casual pieces but why not pair them with a cotton suit for the night out?
White is really the classic and after hard use they really start to look like you. Don’t be afraid of stains.
Some might say that the gentleman will never wear shorts in the city. But when it really gets hot just go for it.
All those man capris and others shit is just horrible. Good shorts are short enough to show your knee and are perfect mix of slim and relaxed. I’m looking for a navy pair that has pleats and cuffs (and a reasonable pricetag).
10. Shawl cardigan
A shawl collared cardigan made of cotton is your best friend in chilly summer nights and cooler days. It easily acts as a jacket and you can wear it with casually or pair it with white chinos, blue shirt and tie for cool smart/casual.
As I stated get one made of cotton or linen and in navy (surprise). I’m sad to say that I missed a Beams+ linen cardigan last summer. It was really pricey but it would’ve been a perfect cardigan for me.
In general I’d want to say that buy less and buy better. Build your wardrobe on basics that are versatile and can be used daily.