After you’ve said “I do,” an excursion can be a wonderful opportunity for you to let out a gentle exhale. After the big day it’s time to start your life together, and what better way to do that than with a getaway planned for two?
Vacation time doesn’t have to come with the constricting and stuffy discomfort of the suit- and-tie route you take during your working hours, but you can still maintain some dapper cohesion. Sexy vacation archetypes have flooded pop culture in every decade, and we’ve got some of the best ones with accompanying brands.
THE EUROPEAN ESCAPISTS
If you’re opting for something posh, we suggest looking back to the dreamy phantasmagoria of the 1950’s. Style icons like Clark Gable, Rossano Brazzi, and Cary Grant had a way with fashion that is still emulated by men around the world. If you’re looking for something of major continental class to kick off your post-nuptial celebration, start with one of Grana’s Silk Cashmere Short-Sleeve Knitted Polos. A classic staple for any man’s wardrobe, polos are the best of both worlds for menswear. The fabric keeps things breathable and soft, while the structure and collar take it a dressier notch above a tee.
This look is aiming to bridge comfort and style, so you might want to forgo slacks and slip into a sexy pair of well-fitting jeans. Diesel’s Thomer 0860L are beautifully constructed dark blue duds whose skinny fit has a bit more room through the thigh. The bottom hem on the leg has a narrow cut and design to float perfectly over your shoes.
Speaking of shoes, there’s no reason you have to opt for the stiffness of a hard loafer. While you’re not going quite for tennis shoes here, you can still have it all. Lacoste’s Chaymon Low-Rise Leather and Suedette Sneakers are just what you need. Chocolate brown leather is paired with sports-inspired ballistic mesh panels. Intricate details like the tonal eyelets and the iconic metal crocodile that signals the Lacoste devotion to greatness make these leather sneakers the right thing on a lively jaunt through The Champs- Élysées.
THE BEACH BUMS
Perhaps you’re after something a bit more laid back for your honeymoon. The beach is, after all, one of the most sought after attractions for love birds on holiday. You’re a husband now. Dress like one – it’s time to toss out those old bathing trunks and get yourself something that marries (no pun!) style with function. Florentino has a variety of eye-catching swimwear this summer that will do all of the work for you. The dashing deep blue of the Flower Printed Swimsuit would pair wonderfully with a t-shirt or a light linen button down. The elastic waist and drawstring will keep everything in place, while the delicate floral print in light blue atop the darker background will be sure to turn heads on the beach. Alternatively, if red is more your color, check out the Red Flower Printed Swimsuit, which, like the Blue Flower Printed suit, hits mid thigh and is constructed with expert precision. These are beautifully contoured suits that are built to last.
Step into a pair of Vince’s Pool Slide Sandals while you’re at it. Designed in a magnificent, creamy soft Italian leather with a contoured footbed, they give your feet that much-needed support. Takuya Duncan’s collection of super comfy tees will top this look o perfectly, most notably their Austin Slub Crew T-Shirt, available in a variety of vibrant colors. Even if you opt for the classic white, you’ll still be draping yourself in a bright and expertly crafted piece that promises to pop.
THE SAFARI SEEKERS
If an African adventure is what you’re after, perhaps the rugged, safari look is right for your honeymoon. But don’t forget that the strapping man’s man archetype can still carry some strong style choices. Abercrombie’s Safari Jacket is perfect for a light cover. Made from a breathable linen/cotton blend it features patch pockets and industrial- strength buttons, underarm vents and a waist adjuster to suit the contours of your body. As an added bonus, the jacket is available in three earthy shades.
For your lower half, Banana Republic has sleek chinos available in a variety of colors and cuts. The Fulton Skinny Stretch Chino, for example, comes in 10 distinct shades, from traditional khaki to more adventurous colors, like pumpkin or mistletoe. Made with 97% cotton, there’s a dash (3% to be exact) of spandex to allow for a bit of give through the leg and crotch. For your feet, pick up a pair of Clark’s Desert Boots. Whether you want suede or shiny leather, there’s a wide variety of choices for color and materials. Although it’s a bit heavier than is customarily sought for summer, the good news is that not only is the shoe easy to slip on and lace up, but the sturdy leather will allow for a seamless segue into your autumn wardrobe when you and your bride return home.