Goodness gracious that heat is relentless during these months, while the weather blindsides you with ferocious rainstorms at night. Don’t let yourself be fooled, the real business gets done during the day. And of course, there are the weekend hangouts with family and friends. Well, let’s take a look at the versatile items for the season.
The Oxford button-down
When we talk about versatility, we aim for pieces that can blur the lines between casual and formal. In other words, it’s not a bad idea to stack up on a lot of semi-formal clothing. The button-down shirt can be used for both a suit or simply on its own with a more relaxed, untucked combination with casual, slim-fit trousers. The classy or smarter approach would be a light blue Oxford button-down shirt that can last for seasons beyond.
Knitted tie alert
There’s informal approach to the squared bottoms of the ever-so-stylish knitted tie. Even though this should be a year-round staple in your wardrobe, this season will call for it more. Another one of our versatile pieces on the list, the knitted tie should be two to 2.5-inches wide at the most. It’s just a tad narrower than the traditional business ties. You can wear it with an Italian wool suit or even with a denim jacket and chinos.
'Those cotton chinos tho'
The cotton chino, in all the summer colours, has become a go-to for the grown and sophisticated. And let’s not forget how comfortable these suckers are, especially in the scorching and unforgiving heat. A slim-fit or straight-fit pair of these are your best bet for substituting your jeans. Again, this item can find itself in between casual and formal. Even if your pair isn’t slim-fit the straight option will still feel as if they are tailored to your needs. They can be as cool as jeans and not lose too many points compared to a tailored pair of trousers.
Pristine white sneakers
Sure, the pristine part will go out the window after a couple of wears, but white sneakers are super versatile and has become a staple in a man’s wardrobe. What you should be more concerned about, more than avoiding dirt and grime, is how many combinations you can churn out. A proper, quality pair of white sneakers can keep its game athletic or one-up an entire outfit, worn with a polo and dressy jeans. How do keep them clean and avoid creases? Well, you could always get more than one pair and allocate their public viewings overtime. It’s an investment, not a spring fling.
A legendary Wayfarer
No matter how old you are or how often you like dressing up, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer will never become obsolete. There are plenty of brands that have mimicked the signature design from Ray-Ban, but nothing beats the original. Not that there’s anything wrong with other high-end brands taking a shot at the design. Those are equally stylish. However, keeping within tradition, and slight design modifications over the years, you can never go wrong with the Wayfarer.
You’re a no-show
Apart from dress socks, the no-show socks are the popular choice of feet companions by the most stylish men around. It’s ridiculously obvious and practical to have no-show socks with sneakers, loafers, slip-ons and so on. The no-show makes it seem you aren’t wearing any socks yet makes sure you avoid giving off sweat or unfavourable odours. Let’s not forget those nasty blisters you might develop if you don’t wear socks at all. Also, we cannot stress this enough, unless you’re playing a sport, do not wear white socks. Do the right thing, say no to white