Another summer outfit that’s more on the dressy side.

Two weeks ago I posted an outfit with navy linen trousers and a linen tie. This one uses the same light gray jacket and white royal oxford shirt. But I would say this one is business-appropriate, in warm enough weather.

There are two major changes which make this look a little more formal. First, the trousers. Instead of linen, there’s fine wool. Light and breathable Super 120s from Vitale Barberis Canonico in dark gray, the fabric provides some contrast to the light jacket. They’re also less prone to creasing than linen.

The other thing is shoes. Instead of loafers worn sockless, there’s a pair of oxfords. You know, real shoes.

I love their deep wine colour. It adds some interest to the ensemble. Black or dark brown shoes would be just as appropriate, but seeing as other clothes are rather discreet, they add a nice touch. I also love the punched cap-toe, a very subtle decoration which makes the shoe stand out a little.

In general, interesting things about these clothes are subtle. As I may have mentioned in the previous post, I really like the fabric of the jacket: silk-linen blend which is cool to touch. Mother-of-pearl look good on it. The jacket is not perfect of course: if I were to choose, I’d go with welted chest pocket, wider lapels, three-roll-two buttons and a lower button stance. But it’s still the jacket I wear the most this summer.

Another nice touch is the beautiful texture of the unlined brown shantung silk tie.

Jacket – Massimo Dutti // shirt – Camiceria Olga Milano // shoes – Carlos Santos // trousers – Benevento // tie & pocket square –

Photos: Jakub Płoszaj / Photon Photography

Photos were taken in front of the National Museum in Kraków