Stylish Summer Travel Pieces Courtesy of Mr Porter
Any sign of the British summer makes the population want to jet off to an even sunnier place – fact.
Mr Porter have recognised the modern gentleman’s travel aspirations in every aspect of their latest stock for this season, which is coincidently also their fifth anniversary.
This exclusive Phaidon book set by life-style experts at Wallpaper* Magazine contains up-to-date city guides for 10 fabulous European escapes.
Whether the good weather inspires you to take a train to the coast or indeed fly abroad for a break, nothing suggests a stylish traveller more than this beautifully hand crafted case. The Kingsman Globe-Trotter 21” Trolley Case is constructed in England with lightweight, yet robust vulcanized fibreboard to withstand modern travel demands. It also sophisticatedly alludes to British tailoring through its pinstriped twill lining.
So, once the holiday and case have been purchased, it’s now on to the packing.
There’s no better time to experiment with a new cologne than when on holiday in the summer months. Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s ‘Fragrance Wardrobe’ consists of 8 signature scents from fresh and floral to musky and woody. The compact size and sleek casing makes them perfect to pack. You could choose to have a fragrance for each occasion, day or, if you really do have the travel bug, each city. Then you can refine to your favourite fragrance on your return.
Shoes are arguably the most crucial item to get right for your trip. This is where the mix between practical and stylish has to be just so. Dolce & Gabbana’s linen-canvas espadrilles are available on Mr Porter and are perfect for any sunny and/or city break. Referencing the Spanish heritage of Sicily and traditional Iberian footwear, this simplistic yet sophisticated shoe can be paired with shorts, jeans or chinos. Fancy exploring? These espadrilles are extremely comfortable, with leather linings and elasticated inserts.
The whole point of a holiday is to relax, explore and be enlightened. The Mr Porter Paper-Back is the ideal reading material for those chilled nights accompanied with a glass of fine wine or a lazy lilo day. ‘The manual for a stylish life’ will stand the test of time for both its timeless content of entertaining information, and its quality leather-bound exterior. (However, there are only 500 copies available world wide, so hurry!)
A man should not go anywhere without a classic white shirt. Saint Laurent’s slim-fit cotton-poplin shirt with its crisp appearance will allow you to forgo the tie but remain stylishly smart on your travels.
For a slightly more extravagant experience the Alexander Copper Cufflinks by Alice Made This exude quality. The aerospace manufacturing techniques used to craft these metal masterpieces could be a fabulous conversation starter for you and your fellow tourists, or just something a little more special to add to your styling.