Channel vacation vibes in the latest from Burberry, Gucci, Rimowa and more.
Cheers to making it through another week of this surreal new normal. We’re certainly ready to kick up our feet and get away from it all. If you are lucky enough to be escaping to some picturesque locale, this week’s best new menswear has plenty of gear for getting away in style. But even if you’re staying put, these are pieces that can help you channel those vacation vibes at home (Burberry’s surfboard may not be able to hit the waves, but it’ll bring some island breeze to your den). Mix up a margarita and treat yourself to a few new duds—it’s the weekend, act like it.
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Turnbull & Asser Madras Linen Shirt
Turnbull & Asser may have outfitted Winston Churchill, but this storied brand isn’t afraid to hang loose. Its new lightweight linen shirts in a punchy palette of madras checks don’t take themselves too seriously, but they are seriously stylish. This band-collared number is particularly easygoing—just add some off-white trousers and espadrilles and you’re set.
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Birdwell Cotton Corduroy Shorts
Mr Porter just released a killer collection of surfer-inspired gear—pretty much everything we want to wear right now. SoCal institution Birdwell is one of the few places still making the patch pocket corduroy shorts favored by 1970’s surfers. It’s a style that’s still as effortlessly cool as ever.
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Peyote Bird Turquoise, Coral and Sterling Silver Necklace
Another highlight of Mr Porter’s latest drop is this beachy beaded necklace. The natural turquoise, coral and lapis lazuli stones are a natural match for sun-kissed skin, and even better when paired with a white linen shirt.
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Gucci Polo Shirt
We’d say this ain’t your grandad’s polo, but it’s actually quite likely he wore something similar. This retro model, with its camp collar and grosgrain ribbon trim, oozes throwback glamour. All of that said, it’s incredibly wearable and, teamed with a trimly-cut trouser and loafers, looks totally right for right now.
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Soludos Suede Smoking Slipper
Whether you’re on holiday or working from home, now is not the time for a serious shoe. Instead, opt for Soludos’ Venetian slipper-espadrille hybrid. They’ll look smart with tailoring but are perfectly at home on the beach.
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1017 Alyx 9SM x Stüssy Denim Jacket
One of streetwear’s newest stars—1017 Alyx 9SM designer Matthew Williams (who recently got the top job at Givenchy)—joined forces with one of the genre’s pioneers—Shawn Stussy—for a capsule collection that is steeped in street cred. Even more, this workwear-inspired denim jacket features ultra-luxe denim from Loro Piana. How’s that for an all-star team?
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Rimowa Square Polarized Sunglasses
In recent years, Rimowa has lent its high-tech German craftsmanship to more than the luggage for which it’s famed. And just this week, the brand launched its first foray into fashion: a collection of sleek sunglasses. Harnessing the industrial innovations used for its suitcases, these shades are super lightweight and built to last.
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Husbands Single-Breasted Blazer
Parisian brand Husbands does traditional, canvassed tailoring with a hefty dose of Serge Gainsbourg-esque attitude. Their jackets are so good that we recently named them the Best of the Best in blazers. This recently launched iteration in an airy mock leno—a more open-structured fresco wool that’s remarkably breathable—is pitch perfect for summer’s heat.
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A.P.C. ‘Martin’ Jeans
As much as we love raw selvedge, light-wash jeans are looking very appealing these days—and not just because they aren’t as oppressively heavy. With a true straight cut and slightly higher rise, this pair has a timeless silhouette. Paired with an oxford shirt or cable-knit sweater, they’re preppy perfection.
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James Perse Patchwork Bandana
If there’s one accessory to buy right now, it’s a face covering. Rather than a mask, a bandana will afford you a wider variety of styling options. James Perse’s with a patchwork of foulard prints in soft cotton can be tied around your face, your neck or tucked into a pocket.
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Métier Coated-Canvas Wash Bag
If you’re heading out of town, it’s worth investing in top-notch travel accessories. Upgrade from a basic Dopp kit with this elegant wash bag from British brand Métier. It’s crafted from hand-painted canvas that’s been treated to withstand any toiletries that may spring a leak. With a carrying case this handsome, you may not even want to hide it away in your luggage.
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Loewe Patch Pocket Overshirt
Although the season’s weather may deter you from wearing all but the lightest jackets, a strategically chosen layer can really pull an outfit together. A versatile overshirt, like this one from Loewe with dapper French cuffs, is a valuable addition to your wardrobe—it’ll easily elevate a tee and jeans or add a rugged accent when layered atop a button-down and trousers.
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Burberry Monogram-Print Surfboard
We can’t vouch for how this surfboard rides, but we can say it is one exceptionally cool collectible. In shades of beige reminiscent of the brand’s signature trench coats, it is handcrafted in France and features a wallpaper print of Burberry’s Peter Saville-designed monogram. Surfer or not, it’s sure to up the style quotient of your beach house.
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Todd Snyder ‘Bahama’ Short
Todd Snyder’s riff on classic Bermuda shorts hits all the right notes. They’re made from a lightweight linen-cotton blend with graphic red stripes and a comfy elasticated waist. Wear them with a polo and boat shoes for a laidback weekend look, or up the ante by pairing them with the matching camp-collar shirt.
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Vans OG Lampin Sneakers
The Lampin, a classic ‘90s skate shoe, gets a summery makeover in vivid blue suede and jungle green canvas. Wear them as to playfully punctuate an ensemble of tan chinos and a pale blue shirt. Tis the season for embracing color.