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On Trend: The Summer Wardrobe Update

On Trend: The Summer Wardrobe Update

FLANNELS SS19 The Day Trip Pt. 4: The Café

Ready for your moment in the sun? Summer is finally (officially) here, so cue easy living, relaxed dress codes and ice-cold beers in the evening sunshine. To make the most of the warmer months, every man’s wardrobe could use a little sprucing. From the perfect Tee to statement denim, these are our suggestions for a successful (and fun) summer wardrobe. On the menu for SS19: sophisticated streetwear, utility accessories and elevated staples.

A male model sat on a cafe chair in front of an icecream bike wearing a matching Fendi brown FF logo denim jacket and jeans, a white Valentino Tee with a red V logo and a pair of white Gucci trainers


I scream, you scream, we all scream for Fendi. The Italian power house’s SS19 collection took denim to new heights of sophistication with an all-over FF print in a retro shade of brown. Wear with a white Tee and trainers for a fresh approach to downtime dressing. See also: Off White, Burberry and Prada.


Whether you were part of the scene the first time around or not, ‘90s-inspired, rave-reminiscent dressing is in right now. Channel the aesthetic with a bucket hat – a cornerstone of the hedonism-fuelled ‘look’. Step too far? We’re a big fan of hats for a number of reasons – they’re practical, stylish and can hide a multitude of sins. Both Prada’s nylon cap and Off-White’s baseball hat are cool alternatives to Valentino’s bucket.

A model wearing a white Palm Angels bowling shirt and a camouflage logo Valentino bucket hat with a camo Valentino belt bag strapped across his chest
A male model sat on a table with a red and white check cloth at a cafe with an icecream bike and parasols, wearing a white short sleeved shirt, navy trousers, a Valentino belt bag and sunglasses


Another throwback to fashion’s favourite decade, minimalism and utility dressing are high on the style agenda for summer. It’s relatively easy to pull off: a monochromatic colour palette, simple, oversized cuts and clothes and accessories designed with practicality in mind. Team a Palm Angels bowling shirt with a Valentino belt bag and track pants. Understated cool.


Few things are as wardrobe-critical in summer as a Tee. Whether you’re wearing one to the beach, to work, or for a lazy weekend, every man needs a solid arsenal of top T-shirts for warm days. Valentino’s new VLOGO designs are perfect for urban summer dressing, whilst Gucci, Moncler and Balmain all continue to serve up the most-wanted logo Tees of the season.

A male model in the sun wearing a white Valentino T-shirt with a large graphic V logo on the front

Photography: Rosaline Shahnavaz