What’s On Trend This Summer With Oscar Hunt

Image by Marcus Flack

Summer is the season when men get to break a lot of the traditional fashion rules. Even for those who are fully immersed in the business world, summer presents a host of opportunities to break away from the rigid expectations of professional dress.

Work days end earlier, lending themselves to more happy hours, beach visits and casual get-togethers. Summer is also a great time to get away. Holidays serve as a chance to escape from the pressures of everyday life and the sartorial expectations. At Oscar Hunt this summer, the biggest trends are all about dressing down while still flaunting great style.

Lighter Fabrics

Be it a beach wedding or an outdoor cocktail hour, summer is still home to a wide range of events in which you’ll have to dress up. Summer’s smart casual and formal dress codes are more relaxed.

It’s important to look dapper, but with record-breaking temperatures on the horizon, you also need to stay cool. Fabrics like cotton, linen and seersucker are popular every summer. Expect them to come out in full force this season.

Upgraded Casual Style

During summer months, men’s fashion tends to get casual. T-shirts, denim and tank tops become the norm for off-duty style. However, this summer is about demonstrating great style even when you’re in the company of friends.

Instead of relying on basics, guys are looking to blazers and business-casual staples to keep their weekend wardrobe elevated. The best blazers for weekends off are unstructured. They’re less formal and rely less on classic blazer canvassing. This gives them a more relaxed fit that’s both comfortable and stylish and ups your style game.

Seasonal Blazers

Speaking of blazers, this summer is also the season of the seasonal blazer. Even though guys are getting dressed up, we tailors understand practicality. When you wear a blazer in warm weather, breathability is key.

Enter blazers with summer fabrics in a range of options: cotton, twill and linen. Less formality means less accessories. Skip the tie bar and cufflinks and stick to knitted silk ties and pocket squares.  Summer is an acceptable season in which to loosen up. Leave a button or two undone on your dress shirt, but pull the look together with fresh accessories.

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This summer, you don’t have to ditch your sense of fashion to find the balance between comfort and style.

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Perfect for beach and relaxed garden party weddings, seasonal blazers in lighter fabrics add that suave finishing touch; love the seersucker for definite on-trend style!

About Oscar Hunt: From formal to casual, and everything in between, our fitters and consultants are highly experienced in assisting grooms to find their ideal look.  Whether it’s a classically-styled dinner suit for a traditionally-themed wedding, or a light-weight linen jacket and trouser for an overseas beach wedding, our wide range of fabrics and design options are sure to provide exactly what you are looking for.