Classic is the order of the day for men this summer
This summer, when you’re lounging by the pool or kicking back on starboard, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got all of your costume changes covered. Whether it’s a pocket square for that perfect jacket or some sexy trunks for a pool party, weekend getaways have a variety of dress codes. Forget to pack something? We’ve got you covered. The dapper and the dashing can swim side by side in the East End with a few goodies by some of NYC’s hippest vendors.
Bathing suits for gents with a capital G, Retromarine New York blends classic American design with a distinctive European flavor. Five collections are available on the brand’s website in a variety of colors, patterns and are even customizable by cut. Placing vibrant prints on a classic silhouette, the Spanish Vacation line will undoubtedly make a splash at the beach this summer. If you’re looking to unleash your inner party-boy, perhaps Aerial View suit is more your thing. The line showcases pieces inspired by photographer Bernhard Lang, influenced by the artist’s penchant for landscapes, ranging from cargo terminals to decadent yachts docked in the Miami harbor. One part South Beach, one part New York industrial-chic, they’re cut just above the knee and feature Retromarine’s iconic anchor logo.
The Roaring Twenties are on parade at posh downtown eyewear company, Vint + York. Styles are available in a variety of colors and patterns, allowing your statement to be purely your own. Capturing the strength and spirit of American innovation with a Gatsby edge, these specs are a rare find. The brand’s vintage air also boasts steampunk inspired sunglasses like the Torpedo, which have a classic- round silhouette in matte finishes and metal accents. If that wasn’t slick enough, the Vint + York website has a virtual try- on function, allowing you to upload a selfie and try the frames on before you buy.
Founded in 1963 and named by Esquire as one of the 100 Best Men’s Specialty Stores in the U.S., Southampton’s Edward Archer is a wonderland for all things blazers, ties, shirts and slacks. An upscale smorgasbord of everything from classic Italian suits to sleek Swedish ones, the shop sports an impressive array of designers including Canali, Dolce Punta and Sand Copenhagen. They also provide a custom order system giving their clientele special attention on their search for those hard-to-find pieces. A de nite must if you’re looking to fulfill your summertime suiting needs. (85 Main St., Southampton)
Orange is indeed the new black with French luxury shoe brand Galet. Last summer the company launched Tour de Galet, a pop-up shop in the Hamptons where patrons could slip on some Parisian style before a night out. The twist? Customers browsed not in a storefront, but rather in a re tted, vintage Citroen van, painted bright orange. “We are excited to introduce ‘Tour de Galet’ to the Hamptons, particularly as we have developed a strong clientele along the East Coast,” said Jonathan Horesmans, Galet co-founder, in a release. Why orange? “Frank Sinatra said that ‘orange is the happiest color,” Horesmans says. This summer, after being named an outstanding boutique among over 70 shops at the 40th annual Hampton Classic, the truck is back. Galet shoes all feature the same shape and rubber sole, in an impressive array of vibrant colors and patterns. Beitleather, canvas or cowhide, Galet’s handmade weekend shoes boldly ooze elegant French class. An unmistakable addition to any wardrobe, these iconic kicks harken back to the days when Django Reinhardt rocked a mean loafer. Check out #TourDeGalet.