Summer Style Habits For Your Next Vacation, Issue #2

Your outfit is only as good as the sum of its pieces. Continuing from our last post on Style Habits... for the summer we want to remind you that even if you like to dress up or keep it casual, the summer is the perfect time to be bold, tactful, and free. No matter where you go, be it New York or the Bahamas, San Francisco or Dubai, we know these summer rituals are bulletproof.

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:

                                                                    Frank Gallucci

                                                                    Frank Gallucci

                                                          Alexander Skarsgård

                                                          Alexander Skarsgård

                            James Edward Quaintance III, "Jimmy Q"

                            James Edward Quaintance III, "Jimmy Q"

                                                                  Pitti Uomo '88

                                                                  Pitti Uomo '88

1.) Go Hard and Spit Fire With Some Stunning Shades -- It may not seem like it, and the idea often slips our mind, but sunglasses are the Titans of contemporary style in nearly every season. But during the summer? Shades evolve and, more or less, become the demi-gods of color, shape, and heritage. Dawning the right pair of sunglasses (whether it be aviators, rounded-lenses, or your traditional Wayfarers) will adorn you and your summer style with an elevated dose of freedom, anarchy, and personal authority. Or, couple a pair of blue-mirrored shades with your favorite summer suit, or the powerful, T-shirt and trousers combo for a ruthlessly dynamic, street-savvy style. You can also keep your style-game strong with a relaxed seersucker, or striped-linen shirt, and some lightly tattered white jeans.

Still scoping for the right shades? Check out Spitfire Sunglasses, Epokche, Oliver Peoples, Rayban, See Eyewear, Persol, and The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear for the best, and most iconic, styles in sunglasses.

 

                                                                    Fashion Week

                                                                    Fashion Week

                                                         Blogger, "He Spoke Style" 

                                                         Blogger, "He Spoke Style" 

                                                                       Pinterest

                                                                       Pinterest

                                                                      Mr. Porter

                                                                      Mr. Porter

2.) Work Made Leisure With Blue Chambray and Denim Shirts -- Success always comes with a price, but no one ever said that you can’t also look good when you make it to the top. Bring your success with you into the summer and demonstrate it through modesty, cordiality, and the humble hues of blue cotton, chambray, and denim shirts. These shirts are cool, light, and provide a flattering hint of color under that warm sun or in the streets of your travel hotspot. Pair a blue chambray, or denim, shirt with your favorite linen, or cotton suit, a pair of chinos with a Panama hat, or find the right shades of blue in your favorite, short-sleeve, cotton shirts with the stripes, and swoop effortlessly through your summer vacation like a cool breeze.  

Looking for a new blue chambray or denim shirt? Skim through J. Crew, Uniqlo, Massimo Dutti, and American Apparel, or if you’re looking for your own, custom made chambray or denim shirt then make an appointment with us at Kipper Clothiers!

Are you also surprised that we actually make our own chambray and denim shirts? Well, keep your kicks on and check out what else we can make by back-tracking to our previous issue on “Style Rituals” and Hawaiian shirts, and our “Custom Jeans” posts!

Hoisum Nguyen

Berkeley, CA