Wardrobe Essentials | Rodd & Gunn

Wardrobe Essentials To Keep Cool This Summer | Rodd & Gunn

16th June 2021
The mercury is rising, the sun is shining, and summer outfits are upon us. That means it's time to swap out the winter woollies for something more relaxed for the hottest months of the year. To avoid sweating the small stuff, we've curated our men's summer wardrobe essentials from our extensive range of summer styles. From breathable linen to lightweight footwear, check out our wardrobe essentials for staying cool in summer.

Finding Lightweight & Breathable Summer Wardrobe Essentials


Summer outfits are all about staying cool while looking smart. Whether by the pool, at the beach or dining out, being under that great big ball of fire we call the sun means it's going to get hot. Skip the perspiration and improve your summer outfit ideas with one of our many lightweight, breathable linen shirts.

We've proudly partnered with the Albini fabric mill in Northern Italy for nearly 20 years to produce essential wardrobe staples like our Original Fit Mount Hutton Shirt. This all-white fuller fit shirt offers a unique Panama weave that bestows a lightweight, breathable feel for all-day comfort. Paired with either our Thomas Road Chino Pant at a formal event or with our highly versatile Glenmark 7" Resort Short for something more laidback, it's the everyday shirt for men's summer outfits.

The Glenmark is a comfortable everyday pair of shorts, perfect for any getaway adventure. Boasting a super breathable lightweight, moisture-wicking linen and cotton blend that keeps you cool during the summertime, it's a quality addition to any summer outfit. Available in many colours like Oatmeal, Indigo, and Navy, each pair of shorts feature an elastic drawstring and above-the-knee inseam for all-day comfort.

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Choosing Summer Footwear


Although we prefer wearing sandals and slides during summer, sometimes a closed shoe is needed to complete your outfit. One option is our always popular Endeavour Street Sneaker. Made in Portugal using high-quality genuine leather, the Endeavour boasts a minimalist design and sleek silhouette for versatility and distinction. Available in a bunch of vibrant colours, you can mix up your summer look however you please. Stay neutral with Pearl, Navy, Cognac and Onyx alongside our Great Barrier Sports Fit Shirt, or step out of your comfort zone with the bold Cognac Red.

For something that screams summer in every way it can, we highly recommend any of our Quail Island Boat Shoes. Dressed up or down, these casual shoes are made for warm weather and ample sunshine. Made in Portugal, the leather upper is stitched through the durable rubber outsole, alongside leather laces and gold eyelets for a summer vibe that lasts.

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Topping It Off


Nobody wants a sunburn. To help avoid such nasty outcomes, we suggest adding a cap to your summer outfit. We've got an array of designs to choose from, including the cotton corduroy of our classic Canarvon Cap, plus the Heavy Twill Cotton of our Signature Gunn Cap. Just remember to keep regularly applying sunscreen, especially after going for a swim.

Want to learn more about men's summer outfits or further information on improving your wardrobe? Be sure to keep an eye on our new arrivals for the latest men's summer wardrobe-essentials.

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