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This summer, menswear is all about the appearance of effortless. New crowdfunded brand, Grand Le Mar, certainly embodies the Ripley spirit in its Britalia collection. The Yellow Laps suit ticks many SS20 boxes: pastel co-ord, double breasted, Gurkha trousered, but above all, the embodiment of louche. €399, grandlemar.com

Fashion is a fickle beast. Pleated trousers would have been laughable until very recently, but right now they look so incredibly desirable we want a pair in all colours; black, grey and as seen here, ecru. Basic Rights wide pleated trousers in lightweight 99% virgin wool with just a smidge of elastane to guarantee lasting shape. £140, basicrights.com

Double denim has been most effectively rehabilitated so if you don’t already own a denim jacket to pair with jeans, go for the original Trucker from Levi’s. £95, levi.com


Sonder Supplies is the website equivalent of a little black book of niche, hard to find menswear brands like Japanese brand, Trophy Clothing, established in 2005 by Masaki Egawa. His love of vintage clothing and motorcycle culture is apparent across the collection, including this long-sleeved t-shirt in beige and grey stripes. £121, sondersupplies.com

Dr. Martens sandals have all the robustness and iconic detailing of their boots but in a more seasonally appropriate form. The Soloman ticks this summer’s orthopaedic trend. £99, drmartens.com

Rebel Empire is a British underwear brand currently killing it on Instagram with black cotton basics, adorned with ‘designed-to-be-seen’ gold-plated logo badge. £39, rebelempire.co.uk

Move your sunglass game up a couple of notches with this blue-tinted take on the classic aviator by Moncler. £310, moncler.com

Italian-fit, cotton knit. John Smedley is the master of classic knitwear and the Ancona is a timeless, iconic piece which comes in a choice of stylish, muted shades. Under a blazer, or over jeans, this will elevate any other item in your wardrobe. £130, johnsmedley.com

The bowling shirt has been designated this year’s torso-covering of choice for the discerning consumer. Desigual have taken their mastery of pattern to new heights with this Hawaiian floral iteration. £74, desigual.com


Designed in Dalston, made in Istanbul, Harem London makes contemporary styles with heritage technique. This hoodie and harem pant two-piece is made from 100% organic cotton and the relaxed aesthetic is everything we want for 2020. Hoodie £577, Pants £390, haremlondon.com

White jeans are having an absolute moment. Japanese heritage brand Iron Heart Selvedge straight cut jeans are pre-treated with paraffin to repel water and dirt, meaning they need less washing and so therefore are a more environmentally conscious choice. £303, ironheart.co.uk

Slip into sliders, £26 and in a choice of five colourways for SS20. havaianas-store.com

Coordinate your separates, like this blazer/trouser combo in stretch cotton from Marciano for Guess. Pants £95, Classic Blazer £185, marciano.guess.eu

























Cargo shorts are joining their 90s stablemates the bucket hat and the windbreaker jacket in making a comeback. Zara have a wide variety in different shapes and colours, including this athleisure hybrid in pink. £25.99, zara.com

Hatters to both the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, Lock & Co have hats for any and all occasions. A fitting may be advisory for one of their pure silk top hats (POA), but most choices can be bought with impunity from their fascinatingly browsable website. Bucket, panama, beanie, flat cap to name but a few, and our personal favourite – the somewhat insouciant Atrani bakerboy cap in herringbone linen. £135, lockhatters.co.uk

For a jacket which will see you through summer into autumn and beyond, consider investing in this from Italian brand, Parajumpers’ Used collection, in which the fabric is given a pigment dye prior to the nylon dye creating a ‘used’ look. Multiple pockets make it on-trend, the style and colour make it timeless. £432, parajumpers.it





Seasonal style note: bum bags to be worn cross body for ultimate effect. £14.99, hm.com












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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