Dedicated to looking sharp every season? When the sun is beaming, turn to summer-ready shirts to take you from work to play. What materials are best for staying cool as the temperatures rise? Our picks are fit for every occasion – from beach holidays to city breaks – with breathable shoes and stylish bottoms to match.


don't sweat it - aquila menswear shirt - aw16 Featured Products: Banks Grey ShirtHudson Cement Chino & Durant Navy Loafer

 

START SHORT

Are short-sleeves too casual for the office? Well, not if you invest in one of these classically constructed numbers. From pastel to preppy poplin, it’s time to show them some love. They’re an essential part of any man’s wardrobe, rather than just something to be worn on holiday, and work just as well as their longer-armed counterparts, as long as you follow a few rules. First, avoid wearing with a tie or any sort of neckwear. Secondly, ensure yours is tailored to a tee, with well-cut sleeves that stop at least a few centimetres short of the elbows.

 

MADRAS TOUCH

The melting heat is no match for a stylish madras check, which transitions easily from work to weekends. A truly versatile piece, in summer-weight, breathable cotton fabric is best paired with trusty denim, cotton chinos or twill shorts. During balmy evenings, throw on a tailored blazer for a sharp, fashion-forward look. Wear it neat and buttoned up or loose and undone.

 

THE CLASSIC

When talking understatedly stylish staples, nothing beats a plain cotton shirt. They give an effortlessly cool and crisp appearance, especially when paired with pin-sharp chinos and loafers.

 

PRINT HAPPY

Summer calls for a light-hearted approach to dressing! Why not choose a fun, colourful shirt to suit your sunny mood? Make a bold statement while working the laidback look.


aquila shirts - menswear aw16 FEATURED SHIRTS (top left clockwise to bottom left):
Banks Grey, Harwell Black/White Dot (coming soon), Lawson Navy (coming soon), Calvin Navy, Orlando Blue, Brady Navy/White Check & Richer Grey Stripe (coming soon)
FEATURED SHOES (top left clockwise to bottom left):
Kurtz Black, Bates Black & Sol White
FEATURED BELTS: Bane Black & Mayne Grey