McKenna Man's Ideal Summer Wardrobe

McKenna Man Tips for the Ideal Men’s Summer Holiday Wardrobe


Guys, whether it’s sailing into the sunset with your other half, a city break with the lads or a fun packed family getaway, we have you sorted for all those essential holiday items. If, like most of us, you haven’t been away for a while, all the more reason to update your holiday wardrobe now.

Here are our tips for the ideal men’s summer suitcase. So let’s get packing… and get you jet setting in style!

Men’s Summer T-Shirts

Look out for lightweight tees that’ll take you from beach to club. Mix and match with shorts, jeans or chinos. Make sure you include at least one plain white or navy t-shirt – this’ll go with almost anything and can be worn alone or under shirts for a layered evening look.

Swim shorts

We suggest you pack at least two (so you have one to wear while the other is drying). Go for quick drying shorts, perfect for lounging at the pool bar between swims.

Polo Shirts

A collar on your tee can make all the difference when you want a smarter look. Polos are the perfect blend of comfort with style and are available in a wide variety of colours and in slim or relaxed fits. You simply can’t go wrong.

Smart Shorts

Remember hot by day will probably mean warm, balmy nights. Pack some smart shorts for nights on the town. Check out our selection of men’s shorts from Bugatti, Tommy Hilfiger and Columbia. Or for a more relaxed, smart-casual look, check out Ted Smith and Superdry.

Cool Summer Chinos

Let’s face it, for some occasions, shorts are just a no-no. Keep cool while covering up those shapely pins in a smart pair of chinos in neutral beige or navy. Pair with tees, polos or short sleeve shirts and canvas shoes.

Should you bring Jeans and a Hoodie?

It’s never a bad idea to bring at least one pair of jeans and one warm hoodie or sweater for the occasional cooler nights. A good tip for keeping your luggage within the weight limit is to wear these heavier items for the flight. Hopefully, that’ll be the only time you get to wear them!

Don’t forget your feet!

Invest in a quality pair of slides or flip flops like those from Calvin Klein or Tommy Hilfiger. Ideal for beach and pool wear, these will keep your feet cool day into night and are super comfy for those long strolls along the boardwalk. Check out our gorgeous Tommy Hilfiger canvas and leather sneakers in neutral shades of white or navy, sure to elevate any outfit, whether jeans, chinos or shorts. Your feet will thank you!

Final Holiday Checklist

Lastly guys, don’t forget your sunnies, tickets and passport. You’re all set! Have a fabulous time (we’re not at all jealous)!

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