Summer is upon us and people are flocking to the beach in droves (and hopefully maintaining a semblance of social distance). Meanwhile, you’ve just deposited this year’s Christmas bonus. What’s a man to do? You can start by checking out the following MR PORTER Finds, all of which center around a modern beach theme. Each piece of gear or apparel is bursting with luxury and quality because the distinguished retail hub wouldn’t have it any other way. Put together the perfect warm-weather ensemble and prepare to turn heads as you cruise the coastline like a stylish savage.
Álvaro Antonio Leather Slides
Handmade in Florence from premium vegetable-tanned leather, these signature square-toe sandals will spoil you on every front. They come to us from Álvaro Antonio, who spent 20 years working with luxury brands like Loewe and Valentino before breaking out on his own. Whether you’re a millionaire or not, you’ll look like one when rocking this lavish footwear. Expect that fine leather to gain only more character and quality with age.
Vans + Pilgrim Surf + Supply Reversible Printed Nylon, Cotton and Linen-Blend Bucket Hat
A match in beachwear heaven, Vans and Pilgrim + Surf have reunited for this reversible bucket hat. Like two hats in one, it features solid nylon on one side while the other side hosts printed cotton and linen-blend. Choose your side accordingly and protect your neck with versatile style. A detachable leash is included with purchase.
Mollusk Surf Society Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
San Francisco-based surf shop Mollusk crafted this cotton-jersey tee with their local (and loyal) customers in mind. Lightweight and stretchy, it features a signature smoking seagull and “SF Surf Society” emblem over the chest pocket. We’re picking up all kinds of clean and beach-friendly vibes from this one.
Alexander McQueen Logo-Jacquard Cotton-Terry Beach Towel
A towel fit for a coastal king, this one is jacquard-woven with an iconic skull pattern and label name. Instantly eye-catching, it’s also supremely plush and absorbent. Behold the generous size and cotton-terry construction as you draw envious stares. Who knew that the mere act of lying out or drying one’s self could be such a luxurious endeavour? You do, now.
Frescobol Carioca Trancoso Wooden Beach Bat and Ball Set
A Brazilian paddle game called Frescobol Carioca gets the luxury treatment with this handcrafted set. Each paddle bat coats high-quality Brazilian wood with a protective resin, thereby withstanding prolonged exposure to saltwater and sand. Thanks to the handmade construction, no two sets are exactly the same. Choose between a variety of colourful grips, which drive home an aesthetic flourish.
Missoni Space-Dyed Crochet-Knit Cotton Shirt
Exclusive to MR PORTER, this ultra-premium Missoni shirt was crochet-knitted from soft cotton and space-dyed. Tight and elegant buttons line the placket and make for a traditional counterpart to the garment’s otherwise dazzling sensibilities. Thanks to a slightly roomy fit, you can go full overshirt or open things up for some visual layering.
Saint Laurent D-Frame Acetate and Silver-Tone Sunglasses
Subtle as they may seem, modern sunnies can make or break your entire beach get-up. If only the finest eyewear will suffice, look no further than these unique sunglasses from Saint Laurent. The crystal clear acetate delivers immediate distinction while the D-frame design will help flatten most face shapes. Grey lenses and silver-tone metal accents provide for the perfect finishing touches.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Few (if any) audio brands combine luxury and performance like Denmark’s Bang & Olufsen, as evidenced by the ‘P6’ Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Beyond the pearl-blasted aluminium grill is the brand’s own True360 Signature System, which offers impeccable balance and superb clarity. Use the speaker inside or out and for up to 16 hours of wireless playback. OneTouch button access enables voice assistant and allows you to take calls without a phone.
Patagonia Snap-T Printed Synchilla Fleece Sweatshirt
We’re getting cosier just looking at this plush pullover from outdoor experts Patagonia. It’s constructed out of recycled Synchilla fleece, which traps body heat, resists wind, wicks moisture, and dries quickly, amongst other things. That’s not to mention the apparel’s handsome pattern, trademarked ‘Snap-T’ button closure, and Y-joint sleeves for improved mobility. Throw it on and go anywhere.
Maison Kitsuné Logo-Print Cotton-Canvas Tote Bag
“Where’d you get that tote bag?” is what everyone will ask when you roll up to the beach with this stylish accessory. All they need to do is look to the front, where the words “Maison Kitsuné” rest beneath an unmistakable fox emblem. Not just attractive to the eye, the bag is crafted from lightweight cotton-canvas and equipped with durable webbing straps for ergonomic support. It’s also roomy enough to hold all your beach day essentials, from a tablet to suntan lotion to everything in between.
Tom Wood Gold-Plated Chain Necklace
Inspired by Scandi design, this square-chain necklace cranks massive impressions out of its minimalist aesthetic. Made from gold-plated sterling silver, it features a custom clasp with a unique monogram logo. This piece has been certified in accordance with the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and MR PORTER is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. Proceed with confidence.
MR P. Striped Cotton-Blend Seersucker Swim Shorts
From MR PORTER themselves come these striped cotton-blend seersucker swim shorts. Equal parts comfortable and stylish, they feature an elasticated drawstring waistband, mesh lining, and ample spread of pockets. Your next trip to the beach isn’t complete without a pair.