Sunday 22 July 2018

Darren Kennedy: Time to let loose

Wide legs and slouchy cuts are key to summer suiting

Ermenegildo Zegna catwalk
Ermenegildo Zegna catwalk
New Look pink trousers
Richard James suit jacket
Checked double-breasted suit blazer, €199, Zara
Tommy Hilfiger Icon Fly Sneakers
Orlebar Brown shorts

The line between formal and casualwear is becoming increasingly blurred, so now is the perfect time to reconsider your wardrobe and in particular your 'tin of fruit'.

This season, the trend for loosened-up tailoring continues, with wide-leg trousers and slouchy cuts becoming casual go-tos. Laid-back suits are now every man's downtime hero - worn not with a shirt and tie, but with a T-shirt. Shapes and silhouettes referencing the '80s are big news, as seen at Fendi, who blended tailoring with retro sportswear pieces, while Cerruti and Armani paired cool loose-cut trousers with printed shirts and double-breasted jackets worn open. A few tasteful trouser tweaks can be all that's needed to elevate your look from tired to tailored. Think purposefully cropped legs or athleisure-inspired drawstring waists as a quick update for summer-friendly suiting for everything from parties to weddings.

Wish list

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Tommy Hilfiger Icon Fly Sneakers
 

Icon Fly sneakers, €155, Tommy Hilfiger, stores nationwide

Top tip

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Checked double-breasted suit blazer, €199, Zara
 

Give your tailoring a summer twist by swapping out your shirt and shoes for a crisp white T-shirt and a box-fresh pair of white Stan Smiths.

Snap up some swim shorts

Never underestimate the importance of SPF and good swimwear. Orlebar Brown, the original tailored swim shorts and pioneers of poolside style, are helping you elevate your summer wardrobe - and wear your own photography - on a bespoke pair of shorts created especially for you with their 'Design Your Own' #SnapShorts service.

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Orlebar Brown shorts

Flamingo print mid-length swim shorts, €285, orlebarbrown.com

@Darrenken @darrenkennedyofficial

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