It’s almost Summer, the time of year we all look forward to, happy times in the garden or on the golf course, shedding layers, digging out shorts and sunglasses, cold drinks and sunny barbecues.

But when things heat up what do we wear for work?

This year’s trends have gone back in time to the 1950’s with inspirational tailoring and light fabrics dominating the Spring Summer ‘14 catwalk. If you think Italian screen style – light cotton shirts and tailored trousers with light weight cotton or linen blazers.

Trade in winter brogues or boots and look for leather or suede slip-ons, driving or boat shoes. If that is a little casual try some lighter weight suede brogues.

If you can turn your back on flat front trousers, all fashion pundits are promoting the single pleat trouser as a work wear staple this summer. With a tailored cut and even a cuff or turn-up, this is the look for during and out of office hours.

Why not match this with an open-neck cotton shirt inspired by the American 50’s era, light shades with neatly rolled sleeves.

Keep the cool off with a tailored jacket or blazer. Navy is always a safe option but a lighter shade, or even a subtle stripe or check can work well in cotton and linen blends. Accessorise with a pocket square for a smarter feel when dining out with clients.

For the perfect tailored work wear look contact our travelling tailors on 0845 200 2510 or book an appointment here –