Dove, slate, cloud: grey is a palette staple throughout the year, but summer specialises in the brighter, whiter end of its spectrum. To execute an ensemble with real panache, try a light grey jacket with other items in similar tones – white linen trousers or soft cashmere cotton both pair beautifully with cool greys, and think of monochrome as a foundation to be built on rather than a rigid boundary.
Easy does it
The light tailoring of Soho lends a touch of structure to an otherwise airy outfit, and a linen handkerchief – white, or even with a flash of colour – finishes the look with style. Dipping into Scabal’s Taormina collection, ranging from linen to silk and cotton to wool blends, the fabrics named for Sicily’s coveted resort breathe summer into any sartorial situation. While the collection spans blues, chalky pinks and dramatic checks, Taormina’s iterations of grey are testament to the elegance inherent in those tones.
Elegance in motion
Looking for a sporty/chic jacket? The Oxford is a summer field jacket made with a combination zip and button closure and available in a choice of technical fabrics. New this season is the introduction of a choice of luxury summer fabrics from the Mohair & Silk Collection ideal to create a smarter more sophisticated version of the jacket. Pushing through the city or off both duty and the beaten track, light grey jackets are a gentleman’s closest companion in summer.
Pulling ensembles together with confidence hinges on a hero piece, and this year Scabal offers just that across diverse tailoring options and delectable fabrics.