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With temperatures soaring, we’re in need of wardrobe inspiration now more than ever. Thankfully, help is at hand in the shape of our latest venture with ShortList, the Style Collective.

Join to receive a monthly email with exclusive discounts on the most exciting new menswear and grooming products. Head online each month to hear from our style ambassadors – men with interesting, off-the-wall lives who manage to look incredibly cool at the same time – and pick up ShortList for the best buys from the team.

This month, ShortList hears from Al Mennie, an author, adventurer and professional big wave surfer. Using his wardrobe as inspiration, here’s the ShortList edit of the best menswear to buy this August, whether you’re cruising the coast or careering round the city.


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1. Candy stripes

Label Lab Pisces Vertical Stripe Shirt


Vertical stripes are a key trend this summer and there’s no better way to channel it than with an easy, breezy shirt that’s got weekend nonchalance written all over it.

Label Lab, Pisces Vertical Stripe Shirt, £35


2. Paradise found

Polo Ralph Lauren Hawaiin Printed T-shirt


Want a t-shirt that’s a statement without being a cliché? Different but still undeniably cool? Slip on this printed number and let the compliments come rolling in.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Hawaiin Printed T-shirt, £59


3. Go long

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Graphic Long Sleeve T-shirt


This long-sleeve, graphic tee has a sportswear feel. Think après surfing, ice-cold beers, barbecue on the beach… heaven.

Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Graphic Long Sleeve T-shirt, £45


4. The short cut

Linea Oakley Chino Shorts


When our phones say 25°C+, we say you need a pair of tailored chino shorts that’ll help you stay cool at work or weekends.

Linea, Oakley Chino Shorts, £35


5. Keep it sweet

Criminal Cotton Basic Tee


Proving pink is for everyone, this great-fitting blush tee is the perfect warm-weather basic for the modern, stylish gent.

Criminal, Cotton Basic Tee, £15


6. The right footing

Aldo Gwirawen Sandals


We’re big fans of a flip flop that fully allows for weekend spontaneity: perfect poolside and smart enough for museums and Merlot.

Aldo, Gwirawen Sandals, £30


7. Hot on the heels

Vans Old Skool Trainers


First a doodle by co-founder Paul Van Doren, the sidestripe on Vans’ Old Skool trainers is now an icon in itself.

Vans, Old Skool Trainers, £56.99


8. Wave back

PS by Paul Smith Wavy Striped Organic Cotton T-shirt


Our two favourite things – a classic white tee and a retro feel pattern – in one. We’re sold.

PS by Paul Smith, Wavy Striped Organic Cotton T-shirt, £65


9. Don’t sweat it

Nike Cushion Crew Socks


Sport in summer doesn’t have to end with the inevitable sticky feet situation. Enter high-performance sports socks that’ll keep your feet cool and you’ll be happy running for a whole lot longer.

Nike, Cushion Crew Socks, £8


10. Take to the streets

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Jeans Graphic Hoodie


This hoodie has so nailed the sportswear/ streetwear trend that we kind of want to fling it on over all of our weekend ensembles.

Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Jeans Graphic Hoodie, £80