Italian menswear designer Luca Faloni shares his tip for effortless summer styling

By Tempus | 25 May 2018 | Style, Travel

Luca Faloni says great material and flattering tailoring are the keys to looking cool in the summer heat
* Luca Faloni’s Oxford Cotton Shirt in light blue
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* Luca Faloni Portofino shirt
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* Luca Faloni Versilia Shirt
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* Luca Faloni’s Oxford Cotton Shirt
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* Luca Faloni’s Panarea Shorts are crafted in Italy
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* Luca Faloni’s Hooded Sweater
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There are few things more elegant than great tailoring. Whether you're relaxing by the sea or dining for business, a perfectly fitted shirt can take you from beach to boardroom, and for Italian menswear designers Luca Faloni material is everything. Sourcing linen from the oldest Italian mills, Cariaggi cashmere, brushed cotton from Grandi & Rubinelli, and full grain leather from Santa Croce, their latest collection looks to redefine effortless style. Read on for the brand's founder, Luca Faloni, favourite picks for effortless summer styling.

Island Hopping

Whether it’s the Monaco Yacht Show or touring the Aeolian Archipelago your on-deck style should be polished yet relaxed. “In any upmarket Mediterranean or Caribbean resort, a linen shirt is the garment of choice for an early evening aperitif, or even slightly more formal evening socials,” says Faloni. "Our Portofino shirt is comfortable, but doesn’t compromise on smartness; a quality that also makes it suited to evening wear."

European City Break

The European look is often emulated but rarely perfected. Breathable linen is again key, and with a little considered styling you'll look like a native in no time. Nonchalantly roll the sleeves to just beneath your elbow and finish with a smart pair of penny loafers or boat shoes, worn with a pair of invisible socks for added comfort. A sleek leather travel bag won't go amiss either and will ensure your look remains on the right side of smart.

Riviera Retreats

Sometimes only a classic shirt will do, and nowhere does the classic oxford cotton shirt look better than on the French or Italian riviera. Luca Faloni’s Oxford Cotton Shirt gives your outfit a refined, relaxed luxury. The softer, light blue shade will look smart teamed with selvedge jeans and calf-leather boots. For an evening-ready look pair with your favourite navy suit.

On safari

Whether you’re touring the Savannah or simply want to emulate that out-of-Africa look, the right safari shorts are key to pulling off this style. Keep cool in the summer with a premium cotton blend, and keep your focus on a tailored yet comfortable silhouette. Pair with a crisp white T for a casual look or linen shirt for those post Safari sangrias.

British Coast

Dressing for British summertime can be difficult, especially when bank holiday weekends promise stormy weather. For those sun-drenched days leading to cooler evenings a light layer is essential. This two ply pure Caraggi cashmere sweater combines comfort and modernity to create an effortlessly cool look. The design has been streamlined to ensure a fitted and elegant silhouette, and looks great paired with a tailored tan short and espadrilles for that casual cool.