In the name of comfort and to avoid the crushingly ugly solutions some find in mixing and matching their wardrobe to get a summer look together which can challenge the high summer temperatures, there are solutions!. A break by the beach is obviously an opportunity to relax, abandon any formal clothing, but keep in the vein of your good taste. What are the essentials to pack in your week-end bag? A linen shirt, cool, elegant, yet casual, with its typical effect of crumpled fabric that glides softly to the rescue of those who have spent a rather sedentary winter indoors… and it has a perfect shape. Colours can be sandy colors, or soft pastels; all good for the seaside, a boat trip or an al-fresco dinner. Polo shirts with short sleeves worn with attitude, tucked into pants, however, are to be avoided in the classic blue, and you are better off opting for the multi-coloured stripes which Pal Zileri Lab, suggests as a timeless summer classic. At times, the Hawaiian shirt still has some victims unfortunately, and much as with the white socks, no one knows why, these looks do crop up. If you do feel this urge however, home in on other prints that are the trends of the season such as fancy Prada prints, or the ethnic Burberry patterns. As for the pants, if they must be short, then choose a traditional Bermuda: born on the island of the Atlantic it was used by British soldiers who lived in these basics, and from these days they have crept into every male wardrobe. ¾ pedal pusher-style trousers are a total no-no!! The seaside is also the only time you can free your foot from your shoe and wear a nice pair of leather sandals, perhaps handmade espadrilles or preferably, the original Castaner. To top it all, seek out a wide brimmed panama hat to complete the look, perfect for lying in the sun, or in a hammock in the shade with a good book. The latter being an essential in your travel bag, because the culture is always accompanies a man of style.