Trends may come and go, but it’s those hard-wearing wardrobe staples that we continue to rely on year after year, and one firm fashion essential for spring/ summer is of course the classic polo shirt. Smart like a shirt, yet casual like a t-shirt – polo shirts are the ultimate in smart-casual dressing and are ideal for mixing and matching with a multitude of key looks season after season.
With strong roots in the world of sport, the polo shirt was initially designed by Rene Lacoste, founder of Lacoste. The original polo shirt offered a lightweight design for tennis players in comparison to the bulkier uniform worn at the time. Following its popularity within the tennis world, the polo shirt was then adopted amongst polo players as well as golfers – providing a comfortable yet smart uniform to sportsmen everywhere.
This year sees designers such as Armani, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren bring the polo shirt up-to-date for the spring/ summer season with statement brights and timeless stripes. Here’s the Tessuti guide on how to rock the wardrobe hero piece that is the polo shirt this summer…
For an easy everyday look, team your polo shirt with a pair of cargo shorts and finish the look with a pair of pumps. To dress up the look for evening, simply swap your shorts for a fail-safe pair of chino trousers and don’t forget some smart designer accessories such as a leather belt.
Shop your summer look online at Tessuti with the huge range of men’s designer clothes including designer polo shirts from leading labels such as Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Armani.
How will you wear the polo shirt this season?
Summer is the season for weddings and, whether you have got one wedding coming up or you have a summer filled with weddings, finding something to wear that is both stylish and appropriate can be quite a trying task. Luckily, here at Tessuti, we have got the latest designer shirts for men from leading brands to ensure that not only will you look the part, but you will work some essential designer cool into your look too.
Here are our top picks for formal shirts that will go the distance this wedding season…
Armani Collezioni has a great range of smart yet sophisticated formal shirts this season. In the signature crisp and refined style, Armani Collezioni shirts will add classic style to any suit and tie combo. This Lilac shirt is perfect for adding a subtle pop of colour to any formal wedding look. To let the colour shine through, team with a neutral hued tie.
For a shirt that will take your look from the day ceremony right into the evening celebrations, this Phillo shirt by Hugo Boss will definitely go the distance. The sophisticated midnight blue colour looks great teamed with a suit blazer in the day, when night falls simply take off the blazer to reveal a laidback yet smart look that was made for the dance floor.
If you have a number of upcoming weddings to attend then this Lagerfeld piped shirt will be your style saviour this summer! The white colour means that you can easily mix and match this classic shirt with different coloured ties to change up your look for each wedding.
If there is one thing that we have learned from last month’s Coachella festival, it is that statement printed tees are the ultimate way to pack some serious punch into an outfit. One brand that knows how to put the standout factor into printed tees is Money. Recently added to buy online at Tessuti, Money is an designer street wear brand famous for its edgy prints and luxury materials.
This season, Money are all about statement graphic prints which can be seen throughout the label’s bold use of colour and eye-catching text prints. With a vibrant use of colour mixed in with tongue in cheek graphics, Money is one brand for style discerning men who want their look to stand out from the crowd this spring/summer.
The Money brand was launched back in 2003 and, since then, it has been seen on numerous leading trend setters such as David Beckham.
This year, Money have kept the focus centred on their instantly identifiable King Ape logo but added in a vivid use of colour. Classic white tees are brought right up to date with a mix of prints while bold blue t-shirts are contrasted with vibrant pink texts and graphics for that cool shot of extra colour.
If you are going to work the statement tee trend this summer, the great news is that there are so many ways to wear this undeniable wardrobe classic. A statement tee looks just as good with a pair of distressed jeans and pumps as it does teamed with a classic tailored blazer and go-to chino trousers.
Pack some punch into your wardrobe this season by working a statement printed tee by Money into your look. Money clothing including Money jeans, t-shirts and sweaters are available to buy online at Tessuti.
(Clockwise from top left), Emporio Armani Underwear Collection Crew Neck T-Shirt, Armani Sunset Crew Neck T-Shirt, Hugo Boss Tahiti Regular Fit Crew Neck T.Shirt, Stone Island Cargo Shorts, Ralph Lauren Cap, Ralph Lauren Hanford-Ne Canvas Pumps, Armani Long Shorts.
This season’s essential colour palette is being stripped right down to basics with primary colours of red, blue and yellow reigning stylishly above the rest. Named the primary colours, these are the colours you first learn in school and will form the basis of any style discerning man’s wardrobe this summer.
Bold, bright and stylishly simple, primary colours are instantly wearable and ideal for building an on-trend look all summer long. Here at Tessuti, we have got everything from shorts, tees and accessories covered in statement primary colours. Straight off the catwalk, primary colours will give any outfit that essential fashion forward upgrade.
The trick to nailing the prime colour trend is to mix and match different colours together to create a bold, standout look. Vibrant reds and yellows will ensure your look stands out from the crowd, while mixing brighter colours with cool blues will tone down the brightness for a laidback look whenever.
At Tessuti, we love the look of mixing a bold coloured pair of cargo shorts with an equally bright t-shirt. To tone down the look, simply keep accessories to a minimum.
If you don’t fancy going all out on the trend straight away, a subtle way of injecting the primary colour trend into your look is to team your everyday wardrobe basics with bright accessories such as a hat or a pair of colourful trainers.
Stay ahead of the trends this spring/ summer by adding a bold splash of colour into your look with essential primary colour designer menswear available to buy online at Tessuti.
It may be a music festival by classification, but LA’s Coachella festival is more commonly known for its fashion mecca status. Kicking off last Friday with the Weekend One line up, celebs, artists and music lovers alike gathered in the Californian desert to watch everyone from The Stone Roses to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and while we agree it was a stellar line up, at Tessuti we couldn’t help but take note on the festival menswear trends that were littered offstage.
Bold prints worn in an off-duty attitude took major focus while fail-safe basics such as shorts and tees have remained as essential festival wear. To help achieve that Coachella look yourself, here are our top festival style picks…
Coachella is famous for having its attendees step out in bright and attention grabbing clothing, and there is nothing more attention grabbing than neon. Statement brights of pink and green were seen on t-shirts to shorts, allowing wearers to stand stylish out from the rest of the crowd. Pull off that vibrant neon style yourself by wearing the Billionaire Boys Club Classic Helmet T-shirt. In a vivid pink colour, this tee comes with a statement graphic print for extra style points.
Known for its scorching temperatures, it is only natural that tropical style made its way to Coachella festival this year. Crazy palm tree prints and citrus colours of yellow and green covered vests and accessories, at Tessuti we think these Scotch & Soda Floral Shorts nail the look perfectly. Great for putting an eye-catching spin on your traditional denim shorts, these shorts even come equipped with a complementing fabric belt for that laidback touch.
No festival ensemble is ever complete without that essential dose of accessories. Sunglasses are always staple wear at any festival, and this year’s Coachella festival saw festival-goers come up with their own unique spin on accessories. Forgoing the usual sandal wearing look, many festival-goers put a festival edge on preppy style by stepping out in trainers with vibrant socks to pull off a cool sports inspired look.
Nail your festival look in time for this summer’s upcoming festivals by browsing the huge range of designer men’s clothing, footwear and accessories available to buy online at Tessuti.
Forget flip flops, this summer there is a new shoe in town! The new season collection of Swims loafers features a range of style-led footwear which is ideal for slipping on around the pool or wearing on the beach. Available to buy online at Tessuti, Swims Loafers will add serious style credibility to your summer look.
Founded by Norwegian designer, Johan Ringdal, Swims provides a complete collection of functional and easy-to-wear footwear with that all-important stylish aesthetic. The Spring/ Summer 2013 collection includes a number of rubber loafers – described as an ‘upscale flip flop’ and the perfect piece of footwear to upgrade your holiday look this summer.
In a fashionable boat shoe design, Swims lace loafers are a great way of injecting nautical style into your look this season. Crafted from innovative waterproof materials, each pair of Swims loafers is breathable and equipped with anti-bacterial properties to ensure your feet and your Swims stay fresh with every wear – the durable materials of Swims loafers means that you can even pop them in the washing machine should they need a quick clean. The non-slip outsole ensures great stability when you walk by the pool or on the beach.
Great for teaming with swimming shorts in the day, for beach to bar style simply add a pair of chino trousers or cargo shorts and finish the look with a simple t-shirt or relaxed checked shirt.
The new season collection of the nautical inspired Swims Loafers is available to buy online at Tessuti. How will you wear your Swims this summer?
This season, French sportswear brand Lacoste L!ve are launching a brand new capsule collection of t-shirts, designed by established urban artists from around the globe. Dubbed the “Artist Series”, the bold collection of standout tees comes in an eclectic mix of patterns and graphics, with all artists putting their own unique spin on the iconic Lacoste Croc. At Tessuti we are already massive fans of this capsule collection and are currently offering a number of tees from this in demand range.
A Tessuti favourite from the Artists Series Lacoste L!ve capsule collection is the t-shirts of Honet, a Parisian graffiti artist. Naming his Lacoste L!ve t-shirt collection “Masks”, Honet is a visual artist who was most acclaimed for his iconic graffiti art during the late 80s. The Lacoste L!ve “Masks” t-shirts see Monet put a standout tribal inspired spin on the Lacoste croc while the classic Lacoste crocodile logo can still be seen to ensure that designer edge on any outfit.
Andy Rementer is another artist to swap canvas for cloth and showcase his own distinctive take on the Lacoste croc. A Philadelphia based artist famous for his technicolour hand-drawn prints, Rementer has racked up an impressive clientele for his prints over the years with everyone from MTV and Urban Outfitters choosing his energetic and creative pieces. Rementer puts an edgy street style spin on the Lacoste Croc which can be seen on the statement yet effortlessly laidback Gator Behaviour Lacoste L!ve Andy Rementer Design T-Shirt. Rementer even shared his vision for the Lacoste L!ve capsule collection by creating a short animation film.
Give your wardrobe that artistic update thanks to the must-have Lacoste L!ve Artist Series capsule collection. T-shirts from the collection are now available to buy online at Tessuti.
Gator Behavior from Andy Rementer on Vimeo.
When it comes to outerwear, Italian label MA Strum certainly know what they are talking about. Known for their technical garments with that signature military inspired edge, the MA.Strum label has been going from strength to strength for a number of seasons, and at Tessuti we are now selling pieces from the new MA.Strum Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
Founded through a partnership between designer Donrad Duncan and the Massimo Osti Studio, the MA.Strum label comes with a wealth of technical outerwear experience such as expertise from the Massimo Osti Studio which was developed from their brand’s Stone Island and Bonneville, as well as Duncan’s background designing for Victorinox.
This season, MA.Strum continue with their military aesthetic while bold colours of isle green, hike blue and coral take centre stage within the new line. A number of key jacket shapes make up this new season collection such as the bomber jacket, officer jacket and the iconic MA.Strum Torch Jacket which comes equipped with an actual solar rechargeable torch on the right chest of the jacket. Each piece of functional outerwear from the label is crafted from MA.Strum’s signature face fabric which is a Nylon Poly plain weave which features an innovative waterproof membrane on the inside. Breathability is also key thanks to the great moisture wicking elements to aid comfort.
For outerwear that looks the part in terms of functionality and style, and will keep you protected from whatever the elements throw at you, the choice is undoubtedly MA.Strum. As well as technical outerwear, the new season collection features casual basics t-shirts so that you can inject the luxury Italian stylings of MA.Strum into your off-duty look too.
The new season MA Strum collection is now available to buy online at Tessuti.
For luxury Italian fashion, any style discerning male needn’t look any further than the Armani fashion house. As a reputable fashion label, the Armani brand has been creating timeless and elegant fashion staples for plenty of years – from its haute couture collections to its ready to wear collections, the Armani name is the ultimate in style and luxury. However, for style led men who want to get their own snippet of luxury Italian fashion but at an obtainable price tag, you needn’t look any further than the Armani Collezioni.
A giant in the fashion world, the Armani fashion house was created in 1975 by designer Giorgio Armani. Over the years, celebrities and fashion stars have turned to the Armani brand for the finest Italian fashions. With a leading reputation of providing exceptional attention to detail, Armani’s unique and timeless garments are staple pieces in any wardrobe.
The Armani Collezioni is just one of the sub-labels available from the widely renowned Italian fashion house. At Tessuti, we have got an exclusive selection of new season pieces from the Armani Collezioni.
This season the Armani Collezioni has put a central focus on quality wardrobe essentials with that all-important wearable edge. From classic polo shirts and crisp smart shirts to contemporary knits, these wardrobe basics are of a neutral colour palette to ensure you can effortlessly mix and match them with all of your favourite pieces for instant understated yet elegant style.
Put a designer spin on your knitwear this season by wearing the Armani Collezioni Crew Neck Knit. Available in beige and khaki, this classic knit is so versatile that you can easily smarten it up with chino trousers or team it with jeans for that laidback look whenever.
The Armani Collezioni label is available to buy online now at Tessuti.
We love a new season trend here at Tessuti, and one key look to keep your eyes peeled for this Spring/Summer 2013 is the Statement Shirts trend. The classic formal shirt isn’t just a neutral basic anymore, this season’s latest offerings of bold prints, vibrant brights and versatile materials have turned the classically smart staple that is the shirt completely on its head – providing wardrobes everywhere with a cool statement update.
With designers such as Pearly King, Scotch & Soda, Antony Morato and Billionaire Boys Club all getting on board with the Statement Shirts trend, there are plenty of distinctive designs to effortlessly pull off the look – available right here at Tessuti. Here’s a few picks of our favourite Statement Shirts this SS13…
The Ombre Shirt
Ombre is a major buzzword in the fashion world at the moment and showcases the contrasting blend of a dark colour against a lighter hue. This ombre inspired shirt by Billionaire Boys Club has a subtle colour contrast for that new season update while the checked pattern maintains its smart and refined look.
The Denim Shirt
No style discerning male should ever be without a denim shirt. With a an ability to inject relaxed care-free attitude into any ensemble, this season sees a major focus on the wardrobe classic that is the denim shirt and this Pearly King Faded Denim Shirt is an essential staple to wear in an off-duty fashion in the day or for smartening up with some chino trousers and a simple blazer jacket in the evening.
The Camouflage Shirt
We have said it before and we will say it again – camouflage is THE print for 2013. If you want to make sure you stay firmly on top of this season’s trends then look no further than this Scotch & Soda Camouflage Overshirt. Its laidback design means it’s a wardrobe hero piece for mixing with your look day or night.
The Floral Print Shirt
Floral shirts are another key look to watch this season. We’re not talking flower power, the floral print trend offers a smart and sophisticated splash of colour and pattern which will look just as good in the office as it does when worn to keep it refined on evenings out on the town. A Tessuti favourite is this classic yet statement Antony Morato Liberty Print Shirt.
Will you be trying out the Statement Shirts trend this season?