The best men's ensembles for a touch of matching style

The best men’s ensembles for a touch of matching style


Summer isn’t over yet, so there’s still time to treat yourself to some vacation clothes before the sun sets for another season.

Dressing for warm weather isn’t always easy, though – are you wearing a T-shirt? Is it too casual? What kind of shorts should you wear? Are you going to sweat too much into the fabric?

Enter the shirt and shorts or shirt and pants set, the holy grail of summer dressing, which is comfortable, airy and matched from head to toe without any thought or effort. The most foolproof silhouette is a little oversized for a laid-back look that lends an air of summer nonchalance — and it’ll help keep you cool, too.

With so many options, from silk to denim, cabana sets to linen jumpsuits, the only rule is that the color or print is consistent for the complete outfit. You may prefer a colorful pattern, or perhaps you prefer a muted navy blue, and either way there will be an option to suit your style. Some even come with swim shorts to keep you looking fashionable even when lounging by the pool or on the beach.

As with most fashion items, the devil is in the details, so be sure to opt for high-quality fabrics and well-cut shirts to avoid looking like you’ve been left off the charts. the island of love Villa. When styling, it all depends on the mood of the day. On the beach, feel free to show off a little torso, while for a day in the city, you might consider adding a tee for an extra layer.

From street hero Arket, an expert in linen two-pieces, to Budapest-based designer Nanushka, who knows a thing or two about printed sets, we’ve put together a selection to suit all tastes. These details should go directly to your shopping cart.

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Arket classic fit linen shirt and pants


With low thread count, antibacterial qualities and the ability to wick away sweat, a linen set is a summer essential. Crafted from pure linen, Arket’s dark-blue two-piece is ideal for warmer days when you want to look like you’ve made an effort, even if you don’t. An expert in refined basics, the shirt has a classic fit with contrast mother-of-pearl buttons and a chest pocket. Just size up if you’re going for a casual vibe.

Shirt (£45) and trousers (£69)

Ahuluwalia Robyn plaid recycled fiber shirt and shorts


This set from sustainable London-based designer Ahluwalia has a lot going for it. Not only is it made from 100% recycled fibers, it’s expertly cut to a slightly oversized silhouette and designed in a winning print that’s both chic and statement.

Winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, Priya Ahluwalia, who has also collaborated with Ganni and Mulberry, is a visionary who deftly draws on tailoring, streetwear and her dual Indo-Nigerian heritage to create thoughtful yet laptops. .

Shirt (£418) and shorts (£295)

Reiss X Che Valbonne Cuban Collar Shirt and Swim Shorts with Contrast Lapels


If, like us, you’re a fan of cropped shorts, Reiss’ most recent collab with Ché, model Oliver Cheshire’s enduring label, is for you. This shirt is made from a viscose derived from renewable wood sources, while the swim shorts are made from recycled nylon, making this a durable set ideal for any boat trip or pool party. Available in three colorways, there’s an option for everyone.

Shirt (£90) and swim shorts (£125)

Cos casual camp collar shirt and swim shorts


Think Rose! If you’re feeling the Barbiecore trend but hot pink is a step too far, this dark pink set from Cos might be the answer – you might not quite look like Lewis Hamilton in the Valentino campaign, but at least you will be a little closer.

The shirt has a ventilated camp collar, side pockets and a loose fit, while the shorts have an elasticated waist, giving a minimal look that’ll be comfortable all day long whether you’re relaxing on a yacht in Italy. Riviera or in a housebound pub garden.

Shirt (£59) and shorts (£49)

Daniel W. Fletcher shirt and half-shorts

Daniel W. Fletcher

For an elegant look, opt for the shirt and half-shorts by award-winning London designer Daniel W. Fletcher. You might remember him from Netflix Next in fashionor maybe you’re a fan of his work as creative director at Fiorucci, but either way, it’s a name you should remember.

A master at tailoring and featuring signature designs like stitched details and patchwork designs, this set is an elevated two-piece that would look great worn in the evening with loafers and socks – and it’s on sale.

Shirt (£125) and shorts (£75)

Nanushka Jari long-sleeved shirt and Tymeo seersucker wide-leg pants


Designed in a brown plaid, Budapest-based Nanushka’s Jari set is ready to slip into after a day of lounging on a deckchair to get ready for the evening.

Designed in a relaxed silhouette in a lightweight seersucker fabric, the long sleeves and trousers are ideal for those warm summer nights when there’s a breeze in the air – and without needing to think about what to wear, get ready will also be child’s play. If this design doesn’t appeal to you, they have a whole host of other matching two-pieces that would work equally well in London or abroad.

Shirt (£265) and trousers (£395)

Love Brand & Co – Elephant Palace linen swim shirt and shorts

Love mark & ​​Co

Birthplace of the swim shorts and linen shirt combination, Love Brand & Co offers a range of solid colors and printed styles that wouldn’t be out of place worn on a yacht in the Greek islands or on a Caribbean beach.

Inspired by longtime charity partner Elephant Family, this print is also available on linen trousers, so you can swap out your swim shorts to create a more stylish look for the evening.

Shirt (£140), swim shorts (£120) and trousers (£150)

Printed cotton voile shirt and shorts with camp collar De Bonne Facture

Mr Porter

An expression that means “doing things right” in French, former Hermès student Ms. Deborah Neuberg founded De Bonne Facture with the desire to do just that. Creating menswear classics that will stand the test of time, each garment comes with a label detailing the name, location and history of the atelier that produced it, with a transparent approach to design. This set is created using age-old techniques by independent artisans in India, and is naturally light and airy, perfect for a day in the sun.

Shirt (£200) and shorts (£185)

Missing Clothier Regular fit linen shirt with patch pockets and regular fit linen shorts with drawstring waist


Launched this year alone, Missing Clothier, founded by Paul and Deborah Missing, is a London-based brand that manufactures all its clothing in London using materials sourced exclusively from the British Isles, including premium Irish linen. Each piece is designed with mix and match in mind, and this green set is no exception. It will brighten your day with every wear.

Shirt (£240) and shorts (£200)

Jacquemus La Chemise Jean shirt and gingham woven shorts

Harvey Nichols

With more than 4.9 million followers on Instagram, Simon Porte Jacquemus, the creative director of his eponymous brand, is an expert in creating buzz. As part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 22 show, which took place on the shores of Hawaii, this set exudes summer freshness. Featuring a gingham pattern, it’s cut in a relaxed, floaty viscose silhouette that’ll see you through even the hottest days.

Shirt (£335) and shorts (£315)


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