The gentleman's summer fashion guide

July 8, 2014
With the UAE summer heat bearing down upon us, it’s time to pick a summer wardrobe that’s both on trend and up to date for upcoming getaways abroad, while also practical enough for the desert heat. Living in the UAE, the first rule is don’t invest in heavy linens. Picking the right fabric is key to keeping cool so we always recommend a linen blend; something lightweight such as silk and linen ensure outfits are light and less wrinkled.

Essential Item

This summer’s essential item has to be a tailor-made linen blazer. The blazer is versatile and can be paired in endless combinations to fit any occasion - and being linen it’s light enough to beat the summer heat. linensuit

Colours

Hot pink, cherry or berry - this season is all about bright colours. Inject some freshness and excitement into your look this season by mixing bright shades with darker colours to create real impact. Natural colours, nude and pastels are also in. Combine the two themes, highlighting one piece as your bright colour against the dark. This can be done through belts, shoes, ties, socks and even shirts.

Shoes

Borrowing from the past, leather tussle loafers are back for the season, as well as suede derbies and two-tone brogues. For formal occasions, the double monk strap is a must have. Santoni SS2014 men shoes (2)

Tailoring

Tailoring is making a big come back this year and it’s becoming the ‘in’ thing to have suits and pieces tailor made to the customer’s size, shape and specifications. It’s also worth noting that it’s not always about a full suit. Many people are having jackets made instead of suits, and this is becoming more and more of a common fashion statement. As mentioned, with this summer’s essential item – the tailor-made linen blazer jackets can be mixed and matched with shirts and trousers to create a range of different looks that will see you through the summer and work in almost any occasion. linensuit3 Details: visit parmartailors.com