Get your sizzling days swagger on with updated menswear that proves great form really does follow function

by Archana Aithal Rose

Founded in 2005 by father son duo Ton and Jordy Cobelens, Dutch watch brand TW Steel boasts a history of producing timepieces from 45mm to 50mm in size with the types of complex mechanisms and limit pushing craftsmanship one would expect only from higher end makers. Horology pundits across the globe have repeatedly ranked them among some of the best designs in the under $2,000 category. Design highlights include the TW Canteen, TW Steel Grandeur Diver, TW Steel Pilot, and the Slim Line.

Genesis ACE111
A versatile statement making watch, the Swiss made water resistant ACE111 is a limited edition piece. A powered multifunction chronograph, it features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a rough brushed steel case, Italian calf leather strap, and a five year worldwide warranty. $1,099,


Chrono Sport TW996
Designed in collaboration with race car drivers Coronel Brothers and limited to 347 pieces, the Dakar is a big chronograph (46mm steel case), with a sapphire coated crystal, leather strap with orange stitching, and an exclusive Coronel Dakar 2019 logo on the case back. $499,


After having a long flirtation with sportswear, Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director at Maison Valentino, has once again pushed the boundaries of style by taking his vision of athleisure to new heights with the house’s spring/ summer lines. Piccioli has always been interested in the idea of humanism, and this collection reiterates that philosophy. With bold VTLN logo tracksuits, sneakers embellished with ostrich feathers, and unabashed optical prints, his intention was, as he put it, to make “Valentino more relevant for today…to be more inclusive.”

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VTLN GRID Bounce Sneaker
All set to weather a storm! A camouflage bounce sneaker in fabric and nappa, with an allover VLTN Grid print, logo on the tongue, brushed effect rubber sole, and ostrich feathers to boot this one’s for the trendsetters. $995


Dew Camou Short Sleeve Shirt with Piping
For cruising the Caribbean a poplin shirt covered in psychedelic flowers with contrasting white piping details. $750


Optical Valentino Pants
A nod to rap culture: loose wool pants with an optical Art Deco esque Valentino print, featuring contrasting side stripes and a zippered hem to keep up with smart street wear codes. $1,550

Denim Blouson with Maxi Go Logo Detail
A cult classic denim jacket gets a modern spin with two chest pockets and a giant logo across the chest. $1,850

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It’s getting hot in here, so ditch all the chunky lining and heavy tailoring. As the weather warms up, dreary winter jackets get swapped for summer’s stylish alternative the unconstructed blazer. With soft tailoring details and in lighter fabrics like linen, cotton, or silk blend, add this season’s trendiest picks to refresh June and July’s wardrobe.

Ralph Lauren Seersucker Sport coat
A preppy style jacket in Italian cotton seersucker that offers extra stretch for mobility. Youthful and lightweight, with soft shoulders and a slightly short length great for work or play! $495,


Thom Browne Unconstructed Sport Coat
Bridge the season’s gap with flair by layering with a single breasted pinstripe mohair jacket featuring Browne’s signature grosgrain trim, loop tab, two flap pockets, and a notched lapel. $1,550,


Brunello Cucinelli Single Breasted Blazer
Beat the heat and stay fashion forward in a suave délavé linen chevron jacket with peak lapels. Toning down the colors on the pure linen yarn, the délavé treatment adds extra lightness to the fabric, making it the perfect shade of grey for summer. $3,195,