It’s the sunny season in Australia folks! There’s never been a better time to get the good vibes rolling and your outfit will have to match the occasion. Shirts are this summer’s stylish essential and we’ve rounded up a number of them, as well as a few choice trousers and accessories from Ben Sherman.
A household name amongst the most stylish men in the industry, Ben Sherman founded his namesake brand almost sixty years ago when he reinvented the shirt as an iconic fashion statement for men. No longer a purely functional piece of clothing, the brand revolutionised the shirt with innovative designs that were modern, colourful, and eye-catching. The same can be seen here today, and the brand has stayed true to its ambitions with intricate details, innovation and creativity. This year, modern British style is leading the way in summer Downunder.
10 Warm Weather Wardrobe Refreshers for Summer
Keeping things simple this summer is the best way to get a leg up on the competition. While the classic t-shirt is a great way to get your foot in the door, a button-up collared shirt is far more sophisticated and oozes that personality the stylish man looks for. We’ve rounded up 10 seasonal staples from the folks over at Ben Sherman to get things started.
1. Seersucker Co-Ord Shirt
If you haven’t delved into the seersucker game yet we’ll let this be your introduction because this side of the shirting fence is all about casual comfort and style. Camp collar, Cuban collar, or whatever else you want to call it, this co-ord shirt from Ben Sherman will be the one you reach for on those balmy days filled with iced teas, good vibes and good company.
2. Floral Polo
Modern would be one way to describe floral polo from Ben Sherman. A short-sleeved summer wardrobe essential for any stylish man’s closet, the signature polo shirt now features premium 100% cotton and a slimmer more stylish fit. Branding is kept minimal with the all-over floral print remaining the star of the show on this one with a contrasting hit of colour. Pair this with some basic linen pants, white sneakers and you’re good to go.
3. Button Thru Mod Polo
In case you’ve been sleeping under the proverbial fashion rock, knitted polos are this season’s biggest trend and the mod polo from Ben Sherman ticks all the boxes. Starting with the 100% cotton construction and regular fit, the brand has designed this one with parties and events in mind. Contrasting blue vertical stripes lay the groundwork for a sophisticated summer outfit, all that’s left to do is decide on trousers and shoes. Also available in contrasting hits of red and orange (pictured above).
4. Oxford Mod Fit Shirt
It’s not all parties and events this summer Downunder. Hanging out with the extended family will be on the cards for the rest of the year and you’ll want to be looking your best. That means rinsing the wardrobe and copping a few fresh long sleeve digs such as this oxford shirt from Ben Sherman. With a yarn-dyed weave and mod fit, this is a classic that’s made to be worn casually. We recommend pairing this number with some chinos and whatever leather sneakers you like!
5. Organic Target Tee
No Summer wardrobe is complete without some quality t-shirts and even better if these shirts are from a sustainable edit. Made from 100% Gots Certified Organic Cotton Jersey material, the brand’s signature target logo is the centrepiece of this eco-essential. While it’s not all the way understated like the classic Ben Sherman logo shirt, the pastel orange is perfectly paired with some blue trousers or denim jeans. Suitable for casual occasions.
6. Summer Trucker
The theme is in the name of this one. While summer is more often than not balmy and brutal in Australia the odd rain cloud can really turn things around and a trucker is a perfect companion. The kind of jacket you can keep on hand at all times no matter the specific occasion but we recommend pairing this one with a clean button-up and darker denim.
7. Poplin Relaxed Taper Pleat Trouser
Another classic from Ben Sherman. With a relaxed taper fit and just enough length to make cuffing easy breezy these pleated trousers are as good as it gets. All the classic features you look for in a pair of relaxed pants are here, including side seam pockets, button waist and zip fly. The only choice to make is rock the sock or no show and go? We’ll leave that one up to you.
8. Stripe Elastic Short
Suitable for weekends and relaxing times, these striped elastic shorts add a little flair to your basic outfit. As is the case with anything striped, keep the top half block-coloured and let the short do the talking. We recommend pairing these with the t-shirt seen above, or take it to the next level for a boat party by pairing it with your favourite shirt, maybe even a seersucker.
9. Grove Sunglasses
You simply can’t dive headfirst into summer without a new pair of sunnies. Inspired by the timeless look of Cary Grant, the Grove sunglasses from Ben Sherman oblige. Orange tinted lenses are the year’s biggest sunglasses trend and when combined with the rounded shape, eco-friendly slim bio-acetate construction, and polarised TAC lenses we’ve found the only logical choice. Pair this sustainable staple with the aforementioned organic target tee and you’re on to an eco-winner!
10. Leather Cardholder
Genuine leather, 5-pockets and a clean classic logo. This is all you look for in a classic cardholder and we wouldn’t want it any other way this summer. Lightweight and versatile, just tuck it and go.
When it comes to summer fits, Ben Sherman has you covered. Since they revolutionised the shirt decades ago until today, the brand is one of the true innovators of the space and has been leading the charge for British style for decades. The full collection of Ben Sherman is available online now via the link below. Get summer-ready folks.