Men's Holiday Essentials to Buy Now

Fashion inspiration |

Shorts, shades and a sharply styled suitcase...

Spotted at La Vallée Village

Gentlemen, your ‘what to pack, what to wear’ conundrum ends now. Our edit of seriously refined, standout pieces to pack for your next trip is made for city slickers and island hoppers alike…


Bold, versatile and eye-catching, the Hawaiian shirt is a quintessential holiday piece. Channel the laidback luau vibe with a palm and floral print number or opt for a cotton-poplin monochrome print if you want to tone it down. It’s time to say ‘aloha’.

Calvin Klein, Indigo Wilsh shirt
Retail price 2017 : €89,9 €60
Indigo Wilsh shirt


Sleek slip-ons are the new off-duty shoes. So go for elevated espadrilles – a suede pair with collapsible heels will do nicely – in grey, black or navy, to go from city cycling to alfresco dining.

Fred Perry, Beige Barson suede shoes
Retail price 2016 : €95 €63,5
Beige Barson suede shoes


Checked shorts may give off a swim-short vibe, but they’re a must-have for days away. Find a tailored plaid pair and dress them up with a denim shirt and loafers, or down with a white tee and leather slides.



Let’s face it, nothing says holiday-bound like gold-plated aviators. Go retro with pale yellow lenses or refined with a silver frame with mirrored lenses; both will suit any face shape.

Sunglass Hut, Dior sunglasses
Retail price 2017 : €495 €331
Dior sunglasses
Sunglass Hut, Rayban sunglasses
Retail price 2002 : €142 €95
Rayban sunglasses
Sunglass Hut, Dior mirrored sunglasses
Retail price 2017 : €450 €301
Dior mirrored sunglasses


If you buy only one thing on this holiday packing list, make it the backpack. Your carry on, day tripping companion, the right backpack is essential. Opt for a modern classic: a creased leather style for a utilitarian feel or an embroidered canvas design with padded shoulder straps for ultimate comfort.


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