What To Wear: Summer

What’s a vintage-loving gentleman to wear in midst of an Australian summer? Here are a few ideas to get you thinking.

Hawaiian shirts

From palm and surfboard prints to coconut shell buttons and the softest, lightest woven fabrics, a 1950s Hawaiian shirt (or three) is a fab addition to your summer wardrobe.

Polo shirts

Look smart and stylin’ but not too formal in a classic polo number. Look for pique cotton, plain or with tipping, for a 60s or 70s flavour. Extra points for brown and burnt orange tones to funkify it.

Terry cloth shorts

Live your James Bond dreams in some terry toweling shorts for a snazzy 70s/80s look. If you’re feeling bold (and you’ll probably have to be, if you’re looking to sport these), add the matching top.

Loafers or boat shoes

Before there were thongs, there were loafers and boat shoes. Slip on a pair of these babies to rock any era from the 40s to the 80s. For best results, add a dashing air of adventure and own some kind of water craft.


This is your chance to go hog wild with a dazzling hat story. Try a straw boater for old-school attitude, a neon (or terry cloth) visor for 70s cool, or a beige bucket hat with a holiday destination for 90s dad chic.