Port Approves: The August Style List
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Port's Nico Parker curates a selection of this month's most noteworthy menswear and accessories to see out the last days of summer in impeccable fashion.
As the last of the sun-drenched days of summer unfurl before us, Port is delighted to present its selection of style essentials that embody the essence of the balmy month of August. Every month, we’ll be scouring the best names in luxury fashion to deliver a curated yet comprehensive list of the best menswear to buy now (or at least everything you should put on your wish list). Granted the season thus far has presented a few meteorological challenges, with fewer occasions to don our suede loafers than perhaps first predicted. Hence why our overview of August's sartorial landscape is a canvas of versatile style choices that reflect the unpredictable temperament of a Great British summer. Our picks celebrate the art of dressing well, encouraging you to explore and experiment with your choices while staying true to the reality that you may need more than a pair of shorts to get you through to September.
Not to dwell too much on style over substance, we taken a decidedly practical approach and considered how your calendar may look for the foreseeable. There are late summer wedding inspired ensembles through to beach holiday essentials that you can still repurpose when back at home. While our uniform days are well and truly behind us, in the spirit of back to school you’ll even find a few choice smarter wear essentials to inspire you into the office at least once a week (although you’re really meant to be there minimum twice).
Scroll on to discover 10 Port Approved pieces to see you through the remainder of summer in style.
Embrace all-round better basics with this Issey Miyake pleated t-shirt, a versatile piece that captures the modernity of the brand and gives you an infinitely more interesting summer wardrobe in the process.
There’s nothing that can kill the joy of an August getaway than having to deal with a low-quality suitcase that's not fit for purpose. Blending a super slick Scandinavian aesthetic with triple award-winning design credentials and consciously sourced materials, Db's Ramverk Pro Luggage collection of cases has it all - at a supreme quality that is befitting of its price tag. Starting from £309, a robust aluminium frame comes together with lightweight, durable polycarbonate shells that ensure your packing makes it to the other side in one piece. And for an effortless airport experience you've got a custom Db designed trolley handle, ultra-silent Japanese Hinomoto 360° wheels and quick access compartments to thank. The zip-free pop-and-lock main compartment is nothing short of genius.
Stay cool yet refined with this sweater by Federico Curradi in a tranquil shade of green - a perfectly off kilter tone to ease you from the sunshine season into the coming cooler months.It's knitted from naturally lightweight linen, so it feels nice and breathable, making it the perfect choice for layering over your shoulders when the temperature dips in the evening.
Seamlessly transition from the sunny days of summer into to the crisp embrace of autumn with these surprisingly reasonable Dr Martens loafers. At first glance, they're smart - crafted from exquisite Carrara veg tan leather, intentionally untreated to accentuate the individual creases, marks, and lines that elegantly tell the story of every step you take. But its the signature air sole - a little chunkier and more unrefined with the DM yellow Goodyear welt stitch - that parks these loafers in the cooler, casual category. The end result is a pair of hardwearing shoes that will add a certain air of nonchalance to suiting while taking your t-shirt and trousers up a notch. Not bad for under £200.
Make A Splash
Make a statement by the water in Gucci's GG-jacquard shell swim shorts, a harmonious blend of luxury and leisure that can easily be teamed with a crisp white cotton t-shirt and sandals when you're done with the sand.
Crafted in Spain from light beige suede, Manebí's Nordic sandals are a delight - and it's all down to the Balearic ease of the jute sole. An instant way to inject a holiday feel to your look, even at home.
Complete your look with Gucci's aviator-style gold-tone sunglasses, a fusion of vintage revival and modern luxury, offering both protection from UV rays and panache.
Let The Sun Shine
Infuse your wardrobe with a burst of sunshine with ARKET's cotton-blend jumper in yellow, capturing the imaginary vibrancy of August while ensuring you're wrapped in style and warmth should the month fall short of expectations.
Back To School
You may no longer look forward to restocking your pencil case with felt tips but there's still a need to tart up your office supplies in adult life. Carry your essentials in style with LOEWE's Puzzle leather messenger bag, combining functionality and luxury in a shade of green that echoes the season's natural hues. Guaranteed to impress next time you attempt the commute.
From weddings to weekends, a linen blazer -nay, even better, a complete linen suit - is a versatile piece that effortlessly bridges the gap between casual and formal, ensuring you're impeccably dressed for any summer occasion.
August 07 2023 by Nico Parker