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Designers' Top Picks for Summer 2017

With the Summer 2017 season officially underway, we checked in with our designers to find out which styles were their top picks from that truly outstanding collection. Here’s what they told us:

Dress Shirts

We asked our Dress Shirt Buyer, Michael, to choose one style that was his favorite out of this season’s whopping 125 new designs. He pointed us to the Non-Iron Cotton Stripe Dress Shirt: “This simple pinpoint stripe is packed with features and is incredibly versatile. Available in four different ‘summer-ready’ colors, this shirt is not only 100% cotton non-iron, it is also trimmed inside the collar, cuffs, and front placket with a pure white fabric that is stain resistant! The shirt is modeled with an everyday button collar and button cuffs which makes it suit and sport coat friendly, and also a great buttoned-up weekend shirt. You can’t go wrong with this dress shirt style this Summer!” Pick up this beautifully wearable shirt in all four tones – tan, sky blue, melon, and lavender.


Next we spoke with our Accessories Buyer, Allison, to find out her favorite style from the Summer 2017 Collection. She said: “The Paisley Print Tie is my top pick for the season. The print is rich in color yet soft at the same time, and melon hues are great for Summer!” Made in Italy, this melon silk tie features a cheerful multi-colored printed paisley pattern; it works well with tan and blue hues.

Tailored Clothing

We also checked in with our Tailored Clothing Buyer, Jess, to see what her category top picks are from our new Summer Collection. For trousers, she told us, her favorite style is the Premium Pleated Italian Wool, Linen & Cotton Pant, “which is available in lilac, slate blue, pearl grey, and brown, really nice colors for Summer.” The specific mixture of fabrications – luxurious Italian wool, cool linen, and easy cotton – makes this pant a truly excellent seasonal selection, not to mention a fantastic value. A slight texture lends this style extra interest while still keeping with the traditional look.

For her top suit pick, Jess pointed to the Wool, Silk & Linen Suit Separates, stating that “this is a fresh new blue for summer. It’s a great alternative to the traditional navy while still being an easy shade to style.” In addition to its summery tones, the suit’s fabrication also makes it such a great seasonal pick – wool and silk top business form plus linen’s lightweight comfort add up to the perfect suit for Summer. Pair the classic two-button stance jacket with either flat front or pleated pants to complete your look. It’s an excellent option for anyone attending summer weddings!


Finally, we asked our Sportswear Buyer, Bethany, to choose one style from Summer ’17; she selected the Teal Paisley Cotton Camp Shirt. She gave us a little background on this particular sport shirt and why it’s her top pick: “Relaxed, casual camp collar shirts are a ‘must-own’ in menswear this season. Our 100% Cotton Paisley Camp Collar Shirt is very wearable and pairs well with our non-iron chino shorts for a casual, effortless look. This outfit is perfect for wearing on a warm summer day!” This shirt achieves the ideal balance of classic and modern style; it’s absolutely a Summer essential. Those were our designers’ picks from our new collection. Now we’d like to find out your favorites! Tell us in the comments which styles you love.
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