Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Keeping rakish in the heat

A UK Summer usually consists of a few days of sun while you are at work, and torrential rain over bank holidays and weekends. 2013 is different. We have already had a cracking Summer and forecasts are that the sun will keep shining for at least another month. It is marvellous news. Although it does present gents with a certain style problem. How does one stay rakish in the heat? I have struggled with wearing suits in the day and am avoiding ties as much as possible. Denim is not forgiving for hot evenings. Below I have compiled a few pieces that will keep you looking and feeling stylish in the heat. Should they fail, I would recommend carrying a little electric hand held fan inside your suit jacket. I have chosen items from designer online retailers Mr Porter and Matches Fashion, as well as high street brands Zara and Topman.



Trousers from John Varvatos (£212) and A.P.C. (£66), Blazer from Polo Ralph Lauren (£142) and Polo Shirt from Alexander McQueen (£265) all available at 


Blazer (£70), Smart small sleeve shirt (£20), Navy diamond print polo shirt (£28) and Charcoal Jersey T shirt (£25) all available at 



Wool and mohair suit from Alexander McQueen (£1,260), blue Prince of Wales check shirt from Turnbull & Asser (£165), Linen blazer from J.Crew (£355) and Mesh and Canvas Slip-Ons from Rivieras (£50) all available from 


Houndstooth blazer (£39.99), Chinos (£15.99), T shirt (£5.99) and Suede Monk Straps (£19.99) all available from Zara at

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