Outfit Recommendations For Summer

It is easy to dress for chilly weather, with many footwear options, textures, and the ability to layer adds another stylish depth. 

Summer outfitting, on the other hand, might be more difficult. Barbecues, beer gardens, and football matches are just a few of the benefits of hotter weather. Still, it also means that wardrobe options are severely limited, especially for men.

The most important thing is to stay cool, but looking stylish is a close second. Fortunately, there are a few tried-and-true warm-weather ensembles that check both categories. If you master these go-to summer outfits, you'll never be stuck in a style rut again.


Summer Smart Work Outfits For Men

Most men are required to wear suits to work, even in the heat, so avoid three-piece suits and wear as few layers as possible to prevent overheating on the tube. 


If you absolutely must wear a full suit, start with the shirt and trousers and add the remainder of the outfit when you arrive. This will save you from overheating and getting sweaty on your way to work. 


Wear lighter colours for your smarter apparel, such as grey or navy for suits and white or light blue for summer shirts; avoid wearing black because it will make you feel hotter as black absorbs more light and heat compared to the lighter colours.


If you're lucky enough to work in a more relaxed environment, opt for an Oxford shirt or polo shirt, chinos or light pants, and a pair of brogues or loafers. This look keeps you looking professional while also preparing you for the several beer gardens and barbecues you could potentially be attending after work.


You could also choose long shorts that will keep your boss happy — neutral, slender, and sophisticated. To complete the outfit, add formal shoes and a buttoned-up shirt. You'll look work-appropriate but still give you that summer-cool effect.


Date Night Outfit For Men

A casual drink outside, a dinner by the river, a trip to the zoo, or an outdoor cinema are all possibilities for summer dates. However, you want to look reasonably smart and well put together for your summer date but not too much; you want to appear as though you tried but not too hard. No one said being a man and dressing nice in summer was easy. 


For your date night, try a linen shirt with jeans or chinos, a short sleeve polo shirt with jeans and light-coloured Chelsea boots, a blazer with a vintage t-shirt and shoes, or a t-shirt, chinos, and a denim jacket.


Summer Wedding Outfits

Summer is a season when there's a wedding every other week. There are a lot of outside summer weddings. So, there's a high possibility you'll be out in the sun for a while, so the key is to dress light and loose. 


Suppose you're not too close to the groomsmen and only attend the reception. In that case, you can easily get away with dressing down and avoid wearing a full suit. If you can, wear a light-coloured shirt and trousers or a blazer jacket with a t-shirt instead of a shirt, which you can pair with more casual shoes, such as trainers or loafers.


If you're closer to the bride and groom, you should dress smartly while still allowing for some breathing room in the heat (they are long days, after all). 


Choose a light-coloured suit. Summer is a great time to experiment with different colour jackets and trousers, an unbuttoned white or light blue shirt, and a pair of espadrilles or boat shoes. You can usually wear a waistcoat, shirt, and trousers without the jacket, and if you don't have to, avoid wearing a tie!


Casual Day Outfits

Most of us prefer to wear as little as possible when the sun is shining, so a t-shirt, fitted shorts or light, loose jeans, and a pair of trainers will be your go-to outfit. Keep your colours bright and avoid wearing full black in the sun at all costs! 


If you want to dress up a bit, use a loose checkered shirt or polo shirt, tailored shorts, and loafers or trainers as your go-to casual wear when you're not at work! 


Now is the perfect time to pull out your accessories! If you're conscious of the outfit needing a little something extra, a baseball cap, sunglasses, and a watch will make stylish additions.



We hope you’ve found our recommendations for summer outfits useful. Summer outfits for men are essentially about being comfortable and wearing loose, light outfits that are right for the occasion.

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How To Wear Vintage Checked Shirts

A check shirt is a classic piece for any man's wardrobe. They're versatile, easy to wear, and can be worn on any occasion.

It is hard to go wrong with a check shirt because you can match them with almost anything: jeans, chinos and even a suit! A vintage chequered shirt is also an easy way to add some colour to your outfit without worrying about it clashing with anything else you're wearing.


The Classic Red And Black Check Shirt

The classic Red and Black check shirt is a staple of punk fashion, but with its clean lines and versatility, it's an excellent choice for the connoisseur of all things classic. This shirt can be worn on any occasion, from casual to formal, making it a perfect addition to your wardrobe.

We recommend pairing your red and black chequered shirt with a suit for those looking to add some flair to their outfit. Try layering over a t-shirt or tank top with jeans or khakis for something more casual. If you're dressing up for an important event or want to show off your unique style, pairing this shirt with a tuxedo will give you an "I don't care what anyone thinks" look while remaining sophisticated. 

Summer Vintage Chequered Shirts

Check shirts are best worn in the summer because they're so lightweight. The short sleeves make it easy to show off your tattoos, and the bold patterns make you look like a total badass. If you're going for an even more casual vibe, try pairing your favourite chequered shirt with sandals, jeans and a t-shirt. For something more formal (for example, during summer weddings), pair it with stylish loafers or boots and a collared shirt underneath. A tie is optional but never discouraged!

Rock Your Aesthetics Through The Summer

Seasonal trends are great, but sometimes you need to find ways to make your wardrobe work for you all year long. Chequered shirts are a great way to add some colour and texture to your outfit, no matter what the weather is doing outside. Check shirts are easy to wear with almost anything, making them perfect for summer or winter—or any season between! 

Check shirts come in many different styles like plaid and can be worn with any type of pants (jeans or shorts). They're also relatively affordable—you'll find them at high-end stores and budget retailers alike.

Tartan Check Shirt

Tartan is a pattern of interlocking stripes. It's been around for centuries and is the most traditional of checks, originating in Scotland. The name comes from "tartan", an old Gaelic word for woven cloth. Tartan fabric was originally only made in one colourway but now can be found in any number of colour combinations and patterns. For example, Robert Graham's Classic Check has red and white stripes on a blue ground; Ben Sherman uses green and tan tartans as its background for navy and white blocks; J Crew features plaids with subtle stripes that are narrower than their neighbours. The versatility of tartan means it can easily be worn with anything from jeans to khakis to chinos, depending on your mood or occasion.

Wear Your Vintage Chequered Shirts With Style Anytime

Check shirts are classic, versatile and always look good with a boating blazer. They are a staple in any man's wardrobe and an excellent option for casual and formal wear. It's a great way to give your look some contrast without going overboard, making them a perfect choice if you want to create an outfit that stands out from the crowd.

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The History Of Skinhead Fashion

The Start Of ‘Skinhead’

The iconic Skinhead era started in the 1960s, the beginning of the short hair, buckles, bigger boots, long sideburns and working-class individuals who came and conquered the British streets with their stylish fashion. The evolution of Skinhead clothing is an exciting journey, so let's go back in time and take a deeper look into the history of Skinhead fashion. 


First of all, before we go into the details of skinhead fashion and the history of classic clothing, let's discuss the characteristics and behaviour of an average Skinhead individual. Back in the ’60s, the attributes of a Skinhead were a young man of a subculture characterised by buzz cut short hair and heavy boots. 


The skinhead era evolved from the Mod movement, a British subculture starting in the 1950s which involved a lot of young Londoners who loved music and bikes. The beauty of the skinhead era is that it was all over the United Kingdom, gaining national popularity; Skinheads created one of the most iconic youth movements ever to emerge in Britain. 


Let’s Talk Fashion.

Smart wear was the central theme of the Skinhead era; the practicality of the clothes being smart but with a twist. Their style could be characterised as clean, smart and sharp. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the bomber jacket came into large popularity, featuring in films and magazines in the UK, and became a Skinhead staple.


Another staple of skinhead outfits? The iconic black monkey boots. Almost every skinhead had a pair of these boots, which were first found on the fashion scene in the 1960s. With their distinctive structure, monkey boots quickly became another Skinhead fashion standard.


Levi jeans were also very popular amongst skinheads but more so in the southern regions of the United Kingdom. In the northern areas of England, many Skinheads were seen sporting cropped jeans, which were essentially created to accommodate and show off the monkey boots.


The migration of the Caribbean and West Indies also had a significant influence on skinhead fashion. Skinheads started to emulate the Jamaican culture with their long coats inspiring the adoption of the Crombie leading to bomber jackets, Harrington jackets and trench coats. And to complete the look, beanies and braces were among the go-to accessories for Skinheads. 


Where Are They Now?

Skinheads represented society’s rebels and while we may think it’s hard for the modern-day man to relate to the true meaning of Skinhead today, we still see touches of Skinhead style on the high street. 


From bomber jackets and trench coats - a staple in almost everyone’s wardrobe - to classic beanies and black boots, Skinhead fashion is by no means dead. In fact, if you look close enough, you might just start to notice its prevalence. 


All in all, the history of skinhead fashion is fascinating, as is exploring how the trends have fluctuated, leading to the looks that were worn through the 60s and 70s. If you’re looking to take a step back in time and incorporate a little skinhead style into your wardrobe, shop our collections today. 


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History of Harrington Jacket

A Sports coat, the G9 or the baracuta. The men's Harrington jacket goes by many names, but one thing that remains is that it will forever be a wardrobe must-have and a timeless piece of men's fashion.

A Harrington jacket is a lightweight, waist-length jacket made of cotton, polyester, wool. A  staple for any man's wardrobe and forever made iconic by the legendary James Dean.

But how did it come about, and what is the history of the Harrington jacket? 

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Interview With Relco London CEO

Relco has been growing at an amazing rate this past year, and we have become a recognised brand by Mods, Skinheads and 60’s fashion followers across the globe.

None of this growth would be possible without the dedication, vision and fashion-forward thinking of our incredible CEO. So, we sat him down to pick his brain on all things Relco and 60’s fashion.

Here’s what he had to say…

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Retro Clothing That Is Trending In 2022

Retro Clothing That Is Trending In 2022
Not sure where to start with when it comes to vintage garms? Don’t worry. This blog is all about retro clothing due to be trending in 2022. You can still look fly and super trendy; it just won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Continue reading
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