As the temperature rises and your summer social calendar explodes, you’ll need a few strong outfits at the ready. There’s no doubt that over the next few weeks you’re going to be hit with every kind of occasion possible! We’ve teamed up with Dalton Graham, founder of The Tailored Man and his team to share our tips on how to nail your summer sartorial situation.
Good fitting plain tees never goes out of style so it’s important to invest in good quality pieces that will last. Smart casual dressing is all about elevating your everyday look – start with the basics and work your way up from there. Opt for a good quality basic (this one from Blaq is our pick) and then complete your outfit with accessories like a great watch or pair of shades. Both looks are perfect for a BBQ lunch or afternoons by the beach.
Top: POLO RALPH LAUREN Classic fit tee. COUNTRY ROAD Straight chino and SPORTSCRAFT Hat available in selected stores.
For the guy that wants to make an entrance, summer is all about loud florals and bold patterns. This Sportscraft eucalypt print is perfect for Australia Day backyard beers. After a more subtle print? Country Road’s navy palm print shirt is a great option and works well with neutral shorts or chinos.
Dalton wears: SPORTSCRAFT Arnhem shirt, SABA Thomas chino short, CASIO Digital vintage watch and RAY-BAN Sunglasses all available in selected stores.
Got a dinner date? A mate’s engagement party? You might be looking for something a bit dressier. This navy check M.J. Bale blazer works well as a statement piece over a simple unbuttoned white shirt. Alternatively, wear a neutral coloured jacket and let your pocket square do the talking. Remember guys, jackets open or top button done only.
Dalton wears: M.J. BALE Platino navy jacket, M.J. BALE Robles hankie, COUNTRY ROAD Slim Oxford shirt & RAY-BAN Sunglasses all available in selected stores. TRENT NATHAN Chino short
Josh wears M.J. BALE Budge stone jacket, M.J. BALE Thierry marine tie, BLAQ Iggy textured short & RAY-BAN sunglasses all available in selected stores. BLAQ Sheldon linen shirt.