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5 Summer Essentials For Every Man

Get ready to sizzle in style this summer with our top five must-have items.



Unless your day job involves a lifeguard tower and the cool blue sea, there’s a subtle art to perfecting your summer look. Here are five must-haves to get you started.

1. The Linen Blazer

How do you avoid looking stuffy in your suit when it’s 45 degrees outside? Look to a lightweight linen jacket as your ultimate answer. The breathable fabric keeps you cool and when paired with a similarly crisp shirt, trousers and smart trainers, it results in effortless chic.

CTN Linen Blazer

aed 699 Gap

Super Skinny Blazer in Blue Linen ON SALE

aed 223.16 Asos Design
aed372 40

2. The Leather Travel Bag

The key to travelling in style all year round is to invest in a durable travel bag. Backpack styles are what you need for utmost efficiency. Ted Baker’s faux leather backpacks offer polished style that can take you from the boardroom straight to the night out.

Standin Backpack

aed 485 Ted Baker

POPP Twill Detail Backpack

aed 839.67 Ted Baker

Retreat Backpack

aed 399 Herschel

Backpack in Leather in Black with Double Straps ON SALE

aed 204.56 Asos Design
aed292 30

3. The Casual Shirt

When attending casual dinners in the summer months, make sure you’ve invested in a good dinner shirt. While the traditional dinner shirt is a simple button-down with a finely starched collar, opt for a more contemporary update with Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton’s collab Check Mao Shirt that evokes a raw street style.

Lewis Hamilton Check Mao Shirt

aed 535 Tommy Hilfiger

Chequered Shirt with Long Sleeves and Tape Detail ON SALE

aed 50 Splash
aed100 50

Being Human Printed Shirt with Short Sleeves and Complete Placket

aed 130 Splash

Harvey Palm Tree Print Shirt

aed 129 Jack & Jones

4. The Sunglasses

During summer, sunglasses are essential. Look to a classic colour as opposed to trending hues, and opt for a shape that complements your face. Traditional styles such as L.G.R.’s Black Tripoli Sunglasses will complement almost all facial structures and ensembles as you enjoy a weekend about town.

Black Tripoli Sunglasses

aed 1150 L.G.R

Black Sunglasses-KC7183

aed 351 Kenneth Cole

5. The Swim Shorts

When it’s time to hit the pool or beach, look to a flattering short style such as Frescobol Carioca’s jardim sport swim shorts, which amplifies your quads and provides ample coverage. Inspired by the tropical flora of Rio’s Botanical Gardens, these vibrant swim shorts evoke a bold Brazilian vibe.

Jardim Sport Swim Shorts ON SALE

aed 385 Frescobol Carioca
aed775 50

Essential Shorts

aed 435 Emporio Armani

Boat AOP Swim Shorts

aed 63 Trendyol

Large Palm Print Swim Shorts ON SALE

aed 304 Ted Baker
aed380 20