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Summer lovin' - Holiday dressing for men

I hope you have a holiday booked by now?! You may not have invested in many summer pieces yet as let's face it, you've hardly needed them, but if you're checking out of this country some time soon and heading off to summery climes then I've put together some looks for you.

Using many of the micro geometric prints that are around this summer as a base and mixing with muted colours, natural fabrics and retro touches, I hope you can imagine yourself wearing some of the pieces with the sand between your toes, the sun on your skin, and nothing to do but relax.

I've also included some of photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue's stunning pictures to get you in the holiday mood. I wish I could just jump into one of those pictures they look so deliciously carefree!

What to wear on holiday - outfit for men

Whale print mid length swim shorts - J.Crew at Mr Porter

Printed slub cotton jersey t-shirt - Hartford at Mr Porter

Sunset Boulevard light champagne sunglasses - Massada at Mensphere

Pablo canvas espadrilles - Castaner at Mr Porter

Image - Tournage du film "Les aventures du Roi Pausole, Cap d'Antibes, 1932" by Jacques Henri Lartigue sourced from Artnet


What to wear on holiday - outfit for men

Sharkey shirt - Altru Apparel at Farfetch

Pink drill shorts - Levi's Made & Crafted at Coggles

White sneakers - Maison Kitsune at Coggles

Panama hat - Ecua-Andino at Farfetch

Vintage sunglasses - Mode De Vue Vintage at Farfetch

Image - "Charly, Rico and Sim, Rouzat 1913" by Jacques Henri Lartigue sourced from Retronaut


What to wear on holiday - outfit for men

60's floral print swim shorts - Etro at Harrods

Wide crew pocket t-shirt - 7 For All Mankind at Harrods

Scoubidou wrap bracelet - Tateossian at Harrods

Tan leather sandals - Reiss

Main image - "My cousin Jean Haguet diving into the swimming pool" by Jacques Henri Lartique sourced from Lens Heroes

Small image - "Dani, moi et Renee, Aix-les-Bains, Juin 1930" sourced from Jackson Fine Art

What to wear on holiday - outfit for men

Abstact pattern shirt - Marni at Harrods

Havana tennis shorts - Polo Ralph Lauren at Harrods

Clubmaster two-tone sunglasses - Rayban at Mr Porter

Guy mesh lace up espadrille - KG by Kurt Geiger

Image - "Bibi et Michèle Verly, Lac d'Annecy, mai 1928" by Jacques Henri Lartigue sourced from Artnet


What to wear on holiday - outfit for men

Geometric print shirt - Burberry Prorsum at Matches

Pleat front chino trousers - Loyal at Matches

Beige raffia trilby - Paul Smith Accessories at MyWardrobe

Elasticated woven belt - Anderson's at Matches

Main image - "Roland Toutain in Cannes 1947" by Jacques Henri Lartigue sourced from RuhrNachrichten

Small image - "My Cousin Andre Haguet 1902" by Jacques Henri Lartigue sourced from Retronaut

Packing tips


  • Pack shoes round the edges of your case & stuff with socks & underwear to keep their shape
  • Lay everything out before you pack & make sure each pair of trousers or shorts goes with 3 other things
  • Take a mini sewing kit with you for emergencies
  • Invest in a document holder to keep your passport, tickets, and other paperwork handy at the airport
  • Pack clothes in plastic bags to guard against any spillages or exploding bottles from your wash bag


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