Words: Nicole McConnach | Photos: Luke Hanscom
Boxy board shorts are taking a back seat to sleeker, slimmer fit European cut swimwear. The preppier look takes you back to your college days, making you feel like your younger (and trimmer) self. J. McLaughlin in Locust Valley has a wide range of trunks to choose from. The Eddie Barbados is the designer’s classic, shown here in light blue and mustard. Rock the Gibson and make a statement in the same classic fit, but with bold colored patterns like red and blue paisley or rich blue with burnt orange. All available for $88. Top it off with Tom Ford matte black aviators, $419, Versace grey marble shades, $279, or Tom Ford gunmetal and tortoise aviators, $499, available at Precision Eye Care in Huntington.
When strolling down the paths of your favorite island resort, this gear is likely to snag more than a few cursory double takes. Brioni is steeped in Italian heritage, creating finely cut clothes that are classic, cool and confident. Their woven soft leather briefcase, $5,200, is perfectly sized for a long weekend getaway. Paired with a deep brown straw fedora, $525, and olive leather and lizard sneakers, $850, you will be ready for the boat, a walk through town or sunset cocktails at the beach club. Match Brioni’s whale print swim trunks, $400, with Ermenegildo Zegna’s earthy brown short sleeve polo, $475, to keep the look grounded. Final step? A great pair of Chrome Hearts G-Money shades, $1,060, from Michael Allen Opticians in Woodbury.
Overthinking your wardrobe can be dangerous. Stick to the basics and make your own killer style. Brioni’s classic navy blue linen check shorts, price available upon request, are an absolute when it comes to your favorite destination ensemble. Keep the cool coming with Ermenegildo Zegna’s tan micro check short sleeve shirt, $340. The final stroke is an accessory as laid back as you are. Pair Brioni’s light green pattern scarf, $325, with Sama Nero black and horn shades, $400, at Eyes on Broadway in Hewlett. Go now, enjoy the simple life.
The classic, New England Ivy League look will earn you the stigma that you spend your days full of tennis lessons and drinks at the club. Whether there is truth to that or not (we don’t judge), it also gives the impression that you’re a well put together man. J. McLaughlin in Locust Valley knows best that there is something special about being that man and they encourage you to embrace it. Salmon hued Devon twill shorts, $98, with Addison blue and white plaid shirt, $145, layered under a striped crewneck sweater, $135, is quintessential prep. Tie it together with double faced waxed canvas belt, $75, and Paul Smith Sylus matte gray sunglasses, $365, at Optical Heights in Roslyn Heights.