On & Around the Street

Shopping List: Men’s Holiday Essentials

Before you check in and head off to your summer escape, take a stroll down Sloane Street and snap up a few summer holiday essentials to make sure you look stylish when you touch down and unpack.

Vilebrequin swimshorts at Harvey Nichols £155

Bottega Veneta £405

Saint Laurent sandals £575

Feet first: You know those flip-flops with the wide canvas straps? They’re dreadful. Throw them away. A simple and timeless pair of Havaianas in navy or white will serve you far better. Better yet, a pair of tobacco leather sandals by Bottega Veneta are the most stylish option for harbour-side cocktails or sight-seeing in cities, working as well with linen pants as they do with swimshorts.

If you’re hopping off and on yachts, a pair of rubber loafers from Swims at Harvey Nichols is a practical and suave option, and a pair of Tods Driving shoes in a punchy colour (yellow, perhaps?) will see you stylishly from rosé at lunch to martinis at dinner.

Swims loafers at Harvey Nichols £105

Tods Driving shoes £270

Go for something a little different when it comes to your sunglasses. Finlay & Co’s wooden frames (at Harvey Nichols) are a nice spin on the classic Wayfarer. And a patterned scarf, like this one from Burberry at Browns, looks dashing with a plain tee or shirt with rolled sleeves.

Finlay & Co sunglasses at Harvey Nichols £120

Burberry Prorsum cashmere scarf at Browns £495