Dmitri Ruwan

5 Summer Must-Haves for Men

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 the 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.

Unstructured Linen Checked Blazer

aed 499 Mango

STRIPED SHIRT

aed 199 Zara Collection

Slim Fit Chinos

aed 165 Burton Menswear london

Sayer Sneakers

aed 335 Polo Ralph Lauren

Pebble Grain Leather Briefcase

aed 595 Marks & Spencer

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. Take the Timberland Nantasket Backpack, for example. The leather trim and water-resistant canvas elevates even the most casual of looks and is appropriate for every scenario.

Nantasket Backpack

aed 735 Timberland

Akuna Sweater

aed 79 Brave Soul

EQT Support Mid ADV Primeknit Shoes

aed 700 EQT

Sunglasses

aed 49 H&M

3. The Dinner Shirt

When attending casual dinner soirees 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 Paul Smith’s breezy Pacific Rose print shirt that evokes visions of exotic island foliage.

Men’s Slim-Fit Light Blue ‘Pacific Rose’ Print Cotton Shirt

aed 427 Paul Smith

Slim Fit Trousers

aed 671 Tommy Hilfiger

ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit loafers in green suede with natural sole

aed 195 Asos

Piodella Belt

aed 179 Aldo

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 Cubitts’ Judd-Square Frame Acetate Sunglasses in black will complement almost all facial structures and ensembles as you enjoy a weekend about town.

Judd Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

aed 508 Cubitts

Textured Weave Bermuda Shorts with Belt

aed 189 Zara Collection

100% linen polo shirt

aed 169 Mango

Leather Slip On Loafers

aed 795 Marks & Spencer

5. The Swim Shorts

When it’s time to hit the pool or beach, look to a flattering short style such as Calvin Klein’s polyamide swim shorts which amplifies your quads and provides ample coverage and just the right amount of designer-branding. Since they’re made from smooth fabric, they can even double as day shorts when paired with a shirt.

Double Wb Shorts

aed 397 Calvin Klein

Tommy Jeans Striped Shirt

aed 335 Tommy Jeans

STRAPPY LEATHER SANDALS

aed 299 Zara Collection

D-frame acetate sunglasses

aed 850 Saint Laurent

NAVY BLUE FABRIC TOTE

aed 199 Zara Collection

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