Summer is here, and it’s time to update your wardrobe with elevated staples and a refreshing colour palette. There’s a lot to digest this season, including fresh new accessories, bright colours, and the ongoing aggressive return of ’80s influence. Our most recent Book For Men photoshoot covers all the key bases, and throws in a few surprises for good measure.
Warp and Weft
As the days get warmer, featherweight knitwear is a necessary substitute for heavy winter wools. Choose knits created from linens, silks, and other extra-fine yarns to stay comfy.
Yuvi: Vest ($900) by Marni.
Jacob: Sweater (price upon request) by Hermès.
If you’re looking to introduce a bit of playfulness into your wardrobe, a bag with a monogram print creates visual intrigue without becoming overbearing.
Utility-inspired clothing and accessories fuse form and function in interesting ways. Generously sized pockets and pouches in particular are perfect for stowing essentials.
Jacob: Vest ($450) and pants ($585) BY Engineered Garments; hoodie ($395) by Barena Venezia; shoes ($690) BY Viberg, all at Lost & Found.
Yuvi: Jacket ($2,995), shorts ($695), and sunglasses ($700) BY Brunello Cucinelli; sweater ($1,195) by Giorgio Armani, all at Harry Rosen; bag (price upon request) by Hermès.
Fringe adds a welcome retro flair to outerwear and is a foolproof way to stand out for all the right reasons.
Jacket, shirt, and pants (all price upon request) by Gucci.
Easy to slip on or off, a mule is the perfect hybrid between the security of a closed-toe shoe and the freedom of a sandal. Shoehorns, be gone!
This season, classic frame shapes are getting a makeover with expanded colour palettes, ensuring that even functional eyewear can be expressive.
Jacob: Sunglasses ($350) and shirt ($890) by Marni.
With a wash to suit any taste, the “Canadian tuxedo” has transcended its humble roots to become a killer off-duty look, while the durability of denim makes it a perennial favourite.
Gone are the days of modest menswear; short hemlines have become a staple of recent designer collections and recall the finely dressed preppies of the ’80s.
Sorbet tones and bright colours are the perfect way to shed winter’s drabness and embrace the vibrancy that comes with warmer weather.
Jacob: Shirt ($820) by Dries Van Noten; sweater ($175) by Stüssy, at Lost & Found.
Yuvi: Hat ($60) by Stüssy, at Lost & Found; hoodie (price upon request) by Strellson; blazer ($995) by Emporio Armani, at Harry Rosen.
This season, opt for relaxed tailoring to cultivate an air of considered nonchalance. Fluid fabrics and roomy silhouettes can move from boardroom to bistro with ease.
Best suited for sunshine, the bucket hat has outgrown its kitschy beginnings and become a smart addition to any outfit. Whether you’re hitting the beach or strolling around the city, the bucket hat should be in heavy rotation this summer.
White hat ($395) by Prada, at VSP Consignment; black hat ($750) by Prada, at Harry Rosen.
Photography: Lawrence Cortez
Styling: Jackie Mckeown
Grooming: Nate Matthew (P1M)
Photo Assistants: Brandon McEachern & Archie Sandall
Style Assistant: Alex Makubuya
Models: Jacob (Chapter MGMT) & Yuvi (Ledrew)