The most classic combo other than a suit is a navy jacket and gray trousers. In this summer version, I decided on a bit lighter colours.

These are all very lightweight clothes made out of open-weave fabrics, so they’re comfortable to wear even when it’s quite warm outside. At the same time, they’ll be a bit more formal than wrinkled linen.

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I loved this unlined wool and silk jacket the moment I saw it – the colour was gorgeous. So I bought it despite it being a size larger than I usually wear. It was taken in at the waist twice, the first time by a tailor, and the second – by me. This latter alteration resulted in me wearing it a lot lately, because it fixed the flaring around the hips which bothered me a lot.

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It’s incredibly light and I barely even feel it on me, which is quite a nice feat for a not very expensive off-the-rack jacket.

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Trousers are made of light gray Super 120s wool from Vitale Barberis Canonico, and were produced by Benevento. I was looking for this kind of fabric for a while now, and I’ve envisioned this kind of trousers in my minimal spring-summer smart casual wardrobe.

I’m quite picky when it comes to trousers – I don’t like belt loops, I opt for braces buttons and side adjusters instead. I’m a fan of cuffs, and a leg that’s narrow at the bottom, but not so narrow in the knee and thigh. I like higher waist. Almost all my preferences were met – I would only wish for a proper, deeper pleat. The one I got is barely there.

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I’ve also been looking at Berg&Berg for quite some time, planning to buy some stuff from them. So during their last sale I got myself this beautiful blue printed silk tie. It’s very lightweight and untipped, so works well with the rest of the outfit.

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The pocket square is the only thing which is not in a cold colour palette. But it’s folded in a way which shows only a little bit of it. Its pattern is actually very pretty, but exposing more of it might work with a different ensemble, based on brown and beige perhaps.

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Trousers – Benevento // jacket – Massimo Dutti // shirt – Lambert // pocket square – Poszetka.com // tie – Berg&Berg // shoes – Partenope

Photos: Robert Purwin (Mr Faceless)

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My name's Szymon Jeziorko. I wear ties and write about it compulsively. More...

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