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6 summer essentials every man should have in his holiday wardrobe

It’s been a long hard road to the promised holiday lands this year. From Burberry bucket hats to Balenciaga beach towels, enhance your sense of a great escape by trying on these aesthetic accessories that are sure to deliver the laidback luxe you deserve.

Left to right: Bather Bouquet Marble swim shorts from Workshop, BB Dark Navy Beach towel from Balenciaga.

1. The Smart Swimmers
Swim shorts are an undisputed holiday uniform, whether you take the plunge or not. The Canadian-based label Bather has configured the perfect pair, with a fine four-way stretch mesh lining, made to move with you.

2. The Bold Beach Towel
Whether on the boat or the beach, create an island of comfort wherever you lie with a particularly plush beach towel. Balenciaga’s towelling, in cushioning sponge cotton, is both vivid and sophisticated. 

Left to right: Monogram Print Nylon bucket hat from Burberry, Buttercup Yellow bucket hat from Moncler, Acne Studios Face Twill bucket hat from Workshop, Re-Nylon backpack from Prada.

3. The Bucket Hat-Trick
Worn by street stylers the world over, the bucket hat is no longer just the domain of Dad’s head during fishing trips. Wear it anywhere, anytime for some serious street cred.

4. The Designer Beach Bag
Play it close to your chest with a hands-free beach bag. Prada’s sunshine yellow regenerated nylon backpack is made from plastic trash found floating in the ocean.

Left to right: Graphic T-Shirt from Moncler, Embroidered Mockneck Tee from Louis Vuitton, Moscot Fliptosh sunglasses from Parker & Co.

5. The Tactful T-Shirt
While there is always a place in your wardrobe for a plain white tee, wearing your sartorial allegiances on your chest delivers an opportunity to exude a fashionable flex.

6. The Sleek Shades
Limited layers make changing your look a challenge in the heat, with the onus often falling on accessories. Enter flip sunglasses, which can be worn with shades secured to the lenses, or flicked up with finesse.

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