Outfits for every summer occasion you’ve got lined up.



Words: C. Saramowicz


When the sun comes out, the invites start rolling in. From weddings and rooftop parties, to barbecues and picnics in the park, warmer weather always equals a good time. If your calendar is slowly filling up with events this season, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear. See below for a few options on how to stay sharp this summer, wherever you’re headed.



Garden party

Garden parties are the perfect chance to get out your smart-casual summer gear. You want to look good, but also have enough room in your outfit to feel comfortable in the outdoors. Go for a knitted t-shirt in a neutral tone, crafted from the finest merino wool, as a base layer and build a tonal look from there.

Seersucker is a great fabric for the warmer months – it’s breathable, lightweight, and has a puckered texture which adds an extra layer of interest. A shacket and shorts set like our ecru seersucker is a great option for a garden event. You’ll look put together, and can always remove the jacket if it gets a bit too warm.


Formal sports event

Summer is a time for sports, and what better way to showcase your support than with a suit worthy of the track/field/court? If you’ve got your hands on a ticket with a dress code, a single breasted suit in a warm tone like sage or dusty pink is a great way to make a subtle statement. Pair it with a tailored fit shirt and finish off with a patterned tie to offset the suit – our take is by Italian tie specialists Bottinelli. Make sure you polish your shoes so they’re extra shiny.


Black tie summer ball

Sometimes, the occasion simply calls for a classic tuxedo. If you’re heading to a ball this summer, make sure you’ve got a suit worthy of showing off – an Italian tux, made from fabric expertly crafted by Italy’s oldest mill Barberis, will get the job done nicely. Made from wool and mohair in a tailored fit, the suit will do all the work for you – all you need is a crisp white dress shirt, a silk bow tie and high-shine dress shoes, and you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons.