6 of The Best – Summer Swimshorts

by: Keanu Adorable

Let’s admit it, this summer hasn’t lived up to it’s name, but is anyone really surprised? Not us! But on the off chance that the sun does show up, in all its full glory. It’s best to prepare, and what swim shorts you’re going to wear for the day trip to the seaside (or on a tropical beach abroad if you’re lucky enough). As always, we’ve done the searching so you don’t have to, ranging from high end designer options to high street and everything in-between, we’ve got you covered. Literally.

Here are our top 6 picks:

PAUL SMITH –  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VILEBREQUIN –  

“St. Tropez-based swimwear label Vilebrequin and The Rolling Stones have launched a limited-edition collaboration to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary Exhibitionism show. The collection features a couple of items, including this special edition ‘Moorea swim shorts’ featuring various prints of the Rolling Stones’ iconic discography, with album covers created by Andy Warhol, Robert Frank and David Bailey.’

 

DAN WARD –

“This flat front, mid-length short is key to the DANWARD design aesthetic. Introduced in the first collection, its honed tailored look is a favourite. The style has been studied to afford the clean sharp silhouette while its semi-elasticated back waistband ensures an easier fit for all.”

LEO JOSEPH –  

“The Clifton swim short : Leo Joseph’s original, mid-length tailored swim short. Developed to put fit and tailoring back into the men’s swimwear market, it’s a modern cut with well considered details throughout. With custom soft touch and quick drying fabric, these will keep you looking stylish from beach to bar, season after season.”

LINEA-  

“Opt for the playful yet understated aesthetic of these Linea swim shorts. The simple silhouette of this pair is accented with a deckchair pattern which adds a touch of contemporary appeal. Feel secure with the handy drawstring fastening and elasticated rear waistband.”

 

M&S COLLECTION –

“For chic holiday bathing this summer, M&S Menswear has a variety of printed swimwear to suit your destination and style. All swim shorts feature Quick Dry fabric and drawstring fastenings, adding practicality to poolside looks.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



6 OF THE BEST – ALTERNATIVE SUNGLASSES FOR SUMMER

Words by: Keanu Adorable

It’s suns out and shades out season, as we approach the hot summer days and nights, please, please, please as the newspapers are predicting. One accessory that all men must have are cool shades. Here at clothesmaketheman, we are used to showcasing the big names when it comes to eyewear, so for this edition we decided that we are going to take a look at alternative options that you might not have come across. These choices will sure be making you wish you were sunbathing outside on the beach on a remote island with your shades on and a cocktail in your hand. Enjoy

Bailey NelsonMarkova 

The Markova is a thin acetate frame with minimalistic metal arms and a classic shape. This vintage-inspired frame offers a timeless look suitable for any occasion. The stylish design of the Markova combined with the Aquabumps Bondi print on the inside of the frame makes it the perfect summer accessory! Includes a fun limited edition Aquabumps case.

Hyde’s SpectaclesNo19 D-frame

This frame is Hyde’s interpretation of the club master, but with some extra everything. It’s an update of the famous American heritage shape, but with a silhouette that reinvents it by pulling its angles right down to the present day.

IllestevaLe Steel Creem

The Le Steel series come with various options with mirrored lensed, these are handmade in Italy.

RetroSuperFuturePanamá League

Designed for the Summer 2016 ‘solid liquid’ collection, Panamá League interprets the recurring theme of the collection — the purity and simplicity of water — with a transparent crystal acetate inlayed with pieces of earthly havana acetate. Paloma league sports mirrored lenses by zeiss in gold and deep blue.

SmokexMirrorsShout

Inspired by East Coast Rock of the 1950’s, Shout is an intricate alliance between impeccable craftsmanship and timeless elegance.

Orlebar BrownGrandy

These round frames combine a retro ‘50s feel with a more modern look. Handmade, with coloured acetate frames and the signature OB band on the arm. To be worn by the OB man or woman for all occasions.

Back to the Pack – 6 of the best – Backpacks for this Summer

WORDS BY AMANDA LEWIS

In the fast paced hustle of urban and country life a man bag isn’t always the best way to carry your essential items. The resurgence of the backpack has reached a new pinnacle and we offer in our humble opinion a selection of the best of both function and form.

Designed for ergonomic comfort, makes squeezing onto the tube easier and keeps both hands free when traversing mountain peaks or ordering a beer at a crowded bar– the back pack is back – better than ever before.

Everyone from Burberry to Boss have packs in their luggage range this season, some are super smart enough to replace the briefcase, others will take you smoothly from office to weekend away. If you are looking for a briefcase or messenger bag visit .

Barbour International Rubberised Backpack – Built for work or play, ideal if you get caught out in a pesky shower. This lightweight Rubberised Backpack is inspired by Barbour International’s motorcycle heritage. With a unique rubberised finish, it’s designed in a roll-top style and features an interior pocket suitable for a tablet device.

 Eastpak – leather panelled canvas backpak – When Eastpak launched in 1952 it produced duffle bags and packs for the US Army, and durability is still at the heart of its design process today. This claret canvas backpack is bolstered with a sturdy leather base and has adjustable, padded shoulder straps that are slimmed down for optimum comfort. It also features a zipped front pocket – so you can store essentials within easy reach – and has an internal Velcro fastening laptop compartment.

Mulberry – Marty full grain leather and canvas backpack – Capacious and durable, Mulberry’s ‘Marty’ backpack will help you navigate your commute with ease. This smart navy piece is made from tough nylon-canvas and is finished with tonal full-grain leather panels and sleek silver hardware. A bevy of large pockets makes it ideal to hold your current paperback, tablet and gym kit.

Whistles X Hell Buddy – Dexter Roll Top Backpack – A piece from the exclusive limited edition collaboration with Japanese brand Buddy, this ‘Dexter’ backpack is a utilitarian, military-inspired design. A highly functional piece, it has a roll-top closure, waterproof lining, and comfortable padded back panel. The roll-top design keeps your belongings secure, whilst double back entry zips keep your essentials within easy reach.

Patagonia Arbor Canvas Rucksack – Born from a love for the outdoors, Patagonia creates everyday pieces unrivalled in practicality and durability. Ideal for daily commutes or weekend adventures, this ‘Arbor’ backpack is crafted from hard-wearing canvas to withstand wear and tear. Features a water-repellent finish for protection against light rain or snow. Faux leather trims act as external lash points to attach gear or accessories. The capacious interior is sized for a day’s worth of clothes and has a padded sleeve that will hold up to a 15″ laptop.

Sandqvist Stig backpack – This is a simple and practical option. Crafted from cotton canvas, this Nordic-inspired piece opens to reveal plenty of space for your travel essentials and with adjustable back straps and an easy drawstring closure it makes for the ideal adventure companion.

White Lines – 6 of the Best White Designer Trainers

WORDS BY HARRY BRADBURY

White sneakers/trainers, ohhh whatever, are no longer the preserve of big sportswear brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma and slowly over the years the brands of the high end luxury market have been taking heavy inspiration from sportswear, particularly their footwear offerings and implementing this back into their own brands. This year the high end luxury designers have stepped up their game. So lets show you 6 of the best High end white sneakers for this Summer 16 season.

Common Projects Achilles Low

 Tiger of Sweden

 

AMI by Alexandre Mattiussi

 

Valentino Garavani

 McQ by Alexander McQueen 

 Saint Laurent

6 of the best – Windcheaters

By: Harry Bradbury

We’re now into month of March and although spring is dawning upon us and even though sunshine will start to come more often, the temperatures are still chilly, and there’s also that bitter breeze that blasts at our lil faces. And so, here at Clothes-Make-the-Man, we have searched for Windcheaters to battle the cold, but also still look cool whilst on the travels, and not carry a piece of clothing that weighs a ton. Casual, comfy, what else could you possibly want?


Hooded Windcheater Jacket


Pac Jac Packable 2 Tone Jacket


Anorak Blue/Soil


Le Vrai Claude 2.0 Jacket


Torrentshell


Overhead Jacket