Summer Style Habits For Your Next Vacation, Issue #1

                                                                                                        Vini Uehara

                                                                                                        Vini Uehara

There are a lot of good habits to get into for the summer, but eating well and treating one’s self well are not the only two. Dressing well does wonders for both body and mind. Good thing a lot of old fashion favorites come back to adorn us in glamor, luxury, finesse, and most importantly, relief. Whether you’re at your local beach, the golden hills of your favorite wine vineyard, the inspirational chambers of New York City or San Francisco, or visiting the Leaning tower of Pisa, there an infinite variety of styles that make a comeback every summer.

Revisiting past summers and embracing the present one, we’ve decided to showcase some summer favorites that emphasize the most adored characteristics in the culture of style...

                                                                           Justin O'Shea

                                                                           Justin O'Shea

                                                                      Denny Balmaceda

                                                                      Denny Balmaceda

                                                                                                          Leo Chan

                                                                                                          Leo Chan

1.) The Fun, The Bold, The Tactful, Hawaiian Shirt -- It doesn’t matter if you like to dress down or up, the Hawaiian shirt integrates not only color and depth, but it also catapults a relaxed and rebellious attitude to the forefront of one’s style agenda. Effortlessly couple an eccentric Hawaiian, or Floral, shirt with a pair of white, navy, or black suiting pants for a “smart-casual” style, a pair of lightly-tattered jeans to ignite that street-savvy fire, or elevate it with a pair of suede loafers to show off your style alchemy.

If you’re looking for the perfect Hawaiian shirt, peruse through J. Crew, Club Monaco, Bonobos, Uniqlo, or Mr. Porter. Or, if you want to customize your own Hawaiian shirt and make it everything you’re envisioning, from color, pattern, and size, make an appointment with us at Kipper Clothiers and we’ll help you design your own!

                                                                                                          Pitti Uomo

                                                                                                          Pitti Uomo

                                                                                                        Pitti Uomo

                                                                                                        Pitti Uomo

                                                                                                       Mr. Porter

                                                                                                       Mr. Porter

2.) The Mad (and Flawless) Hatter -- Accessorizing is usually one of the funnest parts of dressing up, and Panama, snap-backs, and ebbets field hats are only a few of our favorite, summer accessories. Panama hats come in other materials as well, but the woven straw Panama hat is not only light and charismatic, it can also adapt to nearly any type of individualized style. Whereas snap-backs and ebbets field caps are for those who truly have an urban heart, and a street-passionate style to go with it. Pair up your Panama hat with your summer suit, or throw on that ebbets field (or snap-back) with a generously relaxed t-shirt, some lived-in jeans, and a pair of white sneakers.

Never would’ve thought hats could be your thing? Well, think again because there’s a hat for everyone out there; visit Goorin Brothers and Loro Piana for a wide selection of some of the finest, luxury hats, or pick up a handsome ebbets field cap from us at Kipper Clothiers!

Are you also surprised that we actually make our own ebbets field caps, and Hawaiian or floral shirts? Well, keep your kicks on and check out what else we can make at our “Custom Footwear” and “Custom Jeans” posts!

Hoisum Nguyen

Berkeley, CA