Kickstart Your Summer Wardrobe With These Menswear Looks

Here are a few style tricks that you can include in your summer wardrobe, straight from the runway of our 11th annual Menswear Collection.

Azeez Jacobs |

This year’s spring and summer collections showed us how some fashion brands are redefining the rules of menswear. Here are a few style tricks that you can include in your summer wardrobe, straight from the runway of our 11th annual Menswear Collection, in association with Dunhill London Century.


The trick to making a suit feel more comfortable? Don’t wear a tie. An open-collared printed shirt looks sharp enough, and it’s not so constricting. Available at Edgars.


Woolworths pumped up the volume, and relaxed the fit. Translation: loose fitting bright jackets and bolder accessories are in. We’d say this look suits slimmer guys the best. Available at Woolworths.


The boldest way to wear neutrals is to wear all of them. It’s a cleaner approach. Socks with sandals are a patented sign of Kanye West’s signature style, so let’s give him the style credit. Available at Woolworths.


Double-breasted jackets are not just for your dad. When they’re well-tailored and come in a pattern like Princes of Whales check, you’ll feel like royalty at any fancy do. And the rollor suit bag will keep your clothing crease-free. Available at Ramsey at Mall of Africa.


Black denims aren’t just for winter. In fact, they’re rocking this season. So layer like a real player ; that means a t-shirt under a shirt gives you the option to play around with your look. And the bright coloured socks show you like taking risks. Available at Soviet.


We’d venture to say this suit is even more polished than one with a finicky dress shirt.  The trim silhouette of the suit with the brown shoes looks cool too. Available at Woolworths.


There’s nothing wrong with a slim-fit jean. It’s just that track pants give your legs more room to breathe. Dress them up or down with white sneakers, but the loose fitting hoodie pulls the outfit together. Available at Sportscene.


Comfort is king and here is an example of a smart casual look with a sporty approach – kind of like what you’d wear to the office or on weekends. Available at Polo.


As the temperature rises, so should your sense of adventure. Mix prints flawlessly by making sure they’re different sizes and share a common colour. Available at Country Road.


Bold prints are everywhere in menswear now and can add a lot of personality to your wardrobe.  But you can wear this outfit as separates – the jersey with khaki shorts and sneakers or the jeans with a chambray shirt and boat shoes.  Available at Antony Morato.


Your swimwear can make a statement, so don’t settle with a solid if you want to stand out. Prints and patterns are flattering on everyone.  Available at Guess.


Dynamic, sporty and attractive. The collection embodies BMW aesthetics. Excellent workmanship and premium materials are included in the collection for a cool off-duty look. Available at BMW.


This look might only be for the brave, but you can wear the printed pants with a plain white t-shirt and blue sneakers to tone things down. Footwear available at Duca del Cosma.

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