Menswear Collection 2016: Style Lessons For Summer

Kirsten Curtis |

This year’s spring and summer looks at our Menswear Collection’s event showed us how these brands are redefining the rules of menswear.  We’ve seen some sporty, seventies-style prints and sharp tailoring on the runway. Patterns were big, but navy and grey was the king colour for suiting.  Here are a few key lessons that you can use today to jumpstart your style game and get the looks in store right now.

Photographs by Jonx

David Jones Premium exclusive to Woolworths
Linen keeps you cool in summer just perfect the fit and the whole look will pop.


It’s summer and short-sleeved shirts are everywhere. Break out of plaids and explore funky, vintage prints and show off your guns.


Scotch & Soda
Feel like taking a risk with one of the bolder prints in menswear? Go for it, but balance it with neutral colours like navy, khaki or grey.


David Jones Classic exclusive to Woolworths
Patterned suit should be subtle enough that you can wear the jacket and pants separately, expanding your office and your weekend looks.


River Island
Your shorts should be tailored – never go below the knee. If your shorts fall below the knee, cuff them two or three times and add some accessories.


Polo Classic
For certain occasions, you don’t have to commit to a full suit. Rock business on top and party on the bottom with a cotton blazer and shorts.


Looking for a cool accessory for summer? Replace your faded baseball cap with a bucket hat – it’s stylish and it will also keep your face sunburn-free all summer.



T.M. Lewin
Mix it up. Bring tailored looks down to earth with a performance accent, like simple sneakers or a nylon jacket.


Athletic looks that are slightly rough around the edges like the Z.N.E. collection was designed to provide premium comfort to athletes as they go from the street to the game.


Digel at Edgars
Simplicity can be elegant—even for casual, comfortable, clothes, like these. White, neutrals, and blues always feel clean and crisp.


The better the fit, the more closely you can monitor your form.  A lightweight jacket in a solid colour is versatile enough for street wear.


Polo Jeans Co
Taken your double denim to the next level by wearing a blue denim shirt with black slim fit jeans. It’s fresh and unexpected.


Swatch Group & Issa Leo
Bomber jackets are versatile for casual days. Channel this trend with the variety of new colours and materials available to keep things more casual and accessorise with a leather strap or metal link watch.


Sorbet Man Cover Guys
To take care of excessive shine, turn to a moisturiser that contains a suncreen (SPF15 or higher) and use it daily.



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