Leather-look shorts:Ancient Rome meets Berlin

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As shorts continue to be major fashion news for men, the search is on for something that bit different. Oak NYC can usually be depended on to turn up something surprising, and with these leather-look shorts by Petar Petrov they’re definitely in the game for wildest shorts of the summer. Actually 100% cotton but in a glossy, leather-like finish, the combination of shiny, fetishistic fabric and the pleated, tailored style is genuinely fresh. Perfectly paired here with gladiator sandals, I’m just hoping the model has appropriate facial hair – this look is all about Roman centurion at a Berlin leather bar.

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cchapmanLeather-look shorts:Ancient Rome meets Berlin

Wishlist: Claude Grant Cropped Trousers from Oak

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For the British, summer is a time of seaside, (dubious) sun and 99p ice creams. It can be hard to find the perfect sun ‘n’ sea outfit and I won’t bore you with details of the economy but, basically, we should all be investing in classic investment fashion pieces.

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Will ReidWishlist: Claude Grant Cropped Trousers from Oak

My summer wardrobe item of choice: the fitted Gingham shirt

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In choosing just one piece, my first thought is will we actually get a summer this year? But in terms of the item I’m likely to get most wear out of it’s quite a simple deduction: a gingham shirt by Ralph Lauren Rugby that I recently had refitted by my tailor.

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Colin ChapmanMy summer wardrobe item of choice: the fitted Gingham shirt