What to Wear On Holiday For Summer 2019
With flights books and hotels reserved, we present four of the best stand-out menswear items to see you through spring and summer
A summer holiday is by definition pure escapism (though the rise of the laptop worker can often put paid to such dreams), an ideal which necessitates new vacation attire. Can you truly unplug when wearing the same slacks so acquainted with your office chair?
Realistically speaking, it’s neither sensible nor ethical to buy an entire set of clothes to wear for just a fortnight. But by considering your packing as early as you do your flight times, you can begin to buy pieces that are a little lighter, and perhaps a little bolder, ahead of time. Here are four starting points which can carry over into your usual wardrobe once home.
1. The Polo
Simon Porte Jacquemus’ long-awaited menswear collection introduced the world to Le Gadjo, a hulking Mediterranean man rather partial to a knitted polo. Like the typical cotton pique versions, this white linen number has a relaxed fit and is endlessly breathable – though much more dashing. Think Dickie Greenleaf on the fictional Mongibello coast, pre-boat trip. On home shores wear underneath a denim jacket.
2. The Linen Trousers
Linen has been given an unfairly bad reputation over the years, by generations of red-faced Riviera-goers favouring a crumpled, billowing type of trouser. It’s an image that Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe is keen to remedy with these, cut from a substantial sort of linen which holds its shape and can withstand haphazard packing. Pair with a cotton shirt or slubby jumper on chillier evenings.
3. The Carry On Bag
Want Les Essentiels is a Québécois brand with a sharp focus on luggage for the frequent traveller. Its weekend tote can multi-task as carry-on luggage, beach bag and – perhaps less excitingly – everyday holdall. As a bonus it’s made from hemp canvas, a sustainable alternative to water-thirsty cotton.
4. The Loafers
Disciples of Martin Margiela – counting among their numbers Demna Gvasalia, Raf Simons and latterly, Kanye West – will no doubt be familiar with the Tabi, which has appeared in numerous forms since the designer’s first-ever show in 1988. The cleft toe is no mere aesthetic subversion: it allows the foot to move naturally, resulting in a more comfortable wear. Based on the traditional Japanese sock of the same name, it has only become available in men’s sizes in recent years, and should be worn sockless.
March 08 2019 by Camilla Hunt