Men’s Style Tips: London Sock Co.’s 25 summer travel essentials

Before you zip up your travel bag this summer, here are a few of our suggested essentials…

  1. A new razor and some good face balm to keep your skin feeling fresh and smooth. This is particularly important when you’re spending time in the sun. Try Bulldog’s range here.
  2. Swim shorts that fit. Even a touch of tailoring can make a huge difference when it comes to shorts; splash out that little bit more to make sure they fit in all the right places:
    • Nautical stripes are a classic for beach or pool bar. Check out OB’s latest swimwear for ideas. The best thing is they also double up as smart shorts for lunch or dinner.
  3. Beach-to-bar essentials – Suncream
    • Factor 30 – your skin will thank you for it. Try Coola’s Sport Continuous Spray; apply on-the-go and great for watersports. It’s also Citrus Mimosa scent – you can’t go wrong.
  4. Short sleeve, plain colour, open shirts for throwing over swim shorts.  Smarter, breezier and chic-er than a basic tee.
  5. Travelling for a wedding? You will need a summer suit that keeps you cool.  Click here for some expert wedding attire advice.
  6. A Turkish Towel – the little bit of effort that makes a big difference; stylish to the T.  We like the colour ranges from Hammamas.
  7. Light Knit Tee – swap your sweaters for knitted camel tees. Perfect beach-to-dinner look.  Reiss have a nice range of colours here.
  8. Gym kit to boot. If you’re the ‘I’m going to work-out on holiday’ type, make sure you look good whilst doing it.
  9. Get a pedicure. It’s the time of year your toes and feet are in full view. Read our tips for summer footcare hereMan sitting on tropical beach London Sock Company
  10. Panama Hat – it’s all in the details and Tom Smarte have a great range of hats, with a style to suit every gent.
  11. Jewellery for Men – it’s not to everyone’s taste, but a nice watch for evening wear goes a long way.
  12. Florals – everyone is tapping into the floral style this season, with big brands including Prada and Gucci filling their rails with men’s floral designs. Easy, breezy, bright.
  13. The White Tee – effortless & fool-proof.
  14. Shorts & Socks – sweaty feet are not chic, pair some bold socks with your light summer shorts. Our Simply Sartorial Skye Blue is a great choice for summer.A man sitting on a rooftop wearing a pair of spotty socks
  15. Relaxed fit trousers – ‘cool’ in more than one way.
  16. Chinos – dress up or down. We are huge fans of Spoke.
  17. White trainers – essential.
  18. Moisturiser – after-sun care is just as important as sunscreen and a good skincare regime is essential all year round.
  19. Our new 100% cotton socks, for breathable feet in the heat. Try in Earl Grey. 
  20. Duffel bag – a heck of a lot cooler than that airport wheelie.
  21. Sunglasses – Looking for a new pair of specs? Check out the latest styles from our friends Finlay & Co.
  22. A belt – Add a splash of colour to any outfit with a new belt. Here at LSC, we love the Brydon Brothers. 
  23. Boat shoes – a classic shoe for summer, and a must-have on a trip abroad.
  24. Take some new style ideas on a test drive.  You’re abroad, no-one knows you except your travel friends and loved ones. Take advantage and try out any new looks you’ve seen or thought about, but not quite had the courage to wear down at the pub.
  25. A board game – who doesn’t love a bit of travel Scrabble on the beach?A pair of sunglasses in the sand on a beach, with scrabble letters spelling out summer.

All Dressed Up, Where To Go?

European destinations for 2019:

  • Majorca – Ancient ruins, impressive cliff-sides over-looking clear blue waters, beach bars and swanky restaurants to boot. Rafael Nadal lives here, and we don’t blame him one bit. Sail over to Ibiza’s Es Torrent Beach for beautiful white beaches and serious chilled vibes; or head to Blue Marlin for an (…ever-so-slightly?) more day-drinking, party atmosphere.
  • Amalfi Coast – Sorrento, Positano, Isle of Capri – pure Italian beauty on every corner & where all the celebs are being seen at the moment, from super-yachts to luxury boutique hotels & villas. Even Tom Ford was on the coast this year, celebrating their ‘Sole di Positano’ In Capri? Visit La Fontellina beach club.

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