The summer look is hard to achieve – we look to the effortlessly stylish Madrileños for inspiration who ooze elegance whilst holidaying over the hottest months of the year. A washed-out Ralph Lauren polo shirt (with the collar turned up, naturally), sitting-just-on-the-knee crisp cotton shorts, an over-indulgent, over-sized watch, Tom Ford sunglasses and a pair of espadrilles complete our must-have summer wardrobe for the stylish man about town who finds himself at the coolest beachside restaurant.
One of our favourite espadrille companies – and, remarkably, we have a few – is based in the sunny climes of Hertfordshire. Bizarre, we know, but we’ve fallen in love with Espadrille’s Basque-influenced stripes and colour palettes. If you don’t think you can quite carry off the striped look, there’s also a block colour range. We’re currently sporting these sexy Barcus stripes. A bargain at £18 a pair. Order them online: www.espadrille.co.uk