Stripes are a classic and versatile pattern that can add interest to your whole outfit, and we at Clothes Make The Man want you embrace this look, especially this season. Here are our top 6 pieces that would make a great addition to your summer wardrobe.


FOLK Striped Cotton-Jersey Longsleeve T-Shirt

“Stripes are a fail-safe way to introduce pattern into your smart-casual capsule, and this T-shirt from Folk is an effortless choice. Cut from soft cotton-jersey that feels as good as it looks, it’s rendered in versatile charcoal and white for easy pairing with any colour trousers.”

PS BY PAUL SMITH Slim-Fit Striped Cotton T-Shirt

“Unexpected flourishes of colour are a PS by Paul Smith signature. Designed with royal-blue tipping at the collar, this striped T-shirt is made from lightweight cotton and cut comfortably slim.”

ZARA Plain Oxford Shirt

“Zara continues to keep up with the latest trends with this clean, plain Oxford shirt. The sleeve with contrasting stripe is the key point of the design. This can be worn on a casual day/night out, the versatility of this piece means you could rock it with different combos – jeans with trainers or trousers with smart shoes”

NEIL BARRETT Panelled Cotton-Blend Poplin Shirt

“With a palette based in brown and tan, Neil Barrett‘s Spring ’17 collection is inspired by the American TV shows the designer watched as a child in the UK. This cotton-blend poplin shirt is designed with stacked panels at the sleeves – a recurring detail that references military uniforms.”

3.1 PHILLIP LIM Striped Shirt

“This multicoloured striped shirt from 3.1 Phillip Lim is one of the most trendiest pieces that you can rock this summer, this shirt features peaked lapels, a front button fastening, a chest pocket and short sleeves that gives that casual but luxurious vibe”

PRADA Stripe-Trimmed Cotton-Poplin Shirt

“Prada’s retro-inspired short-sleeved shirt has been made in Italy from smooth cotton-poplin. It’s tailored in a boxy profile, enhanced by the neat box pleat at the back and side slits, and is trimmed with a contrasting mustard hem.”

imageOK, OK I know it feels like Spring might be a bit premature but I promise, if we really think positive thoughts, I’m sure it’ll come. Anyway, the subject of today’s Buyer’s Guide has over 20 years’ experience buying for luxury Department Stores, having worked at both Selfridges and Harrods. During his eight years at the ‘Town House Boutique’, Harvey Nichols, he has bought a repertoire of Menswear for the retailer. Harvey Nichols as a retailer, currently has stores in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol in the UK and internationally Dublin, Riyadh, Hong Kong, Dubai, Turkey and Kuwait. The London flagship store is located in the heart of Knightsbridge, London’s most fashionable and exclusive shopping district. But, more importantly back to the  person in question, Mr Adrian Gibson, today he specialises in the Casual and Diffusion Collections, while continuing to introduce new and innovate brands into the Denim Gallery. So what is his top buys for Spring 14 ?

imageThere have been a lot of Animal themed prints in the last fewseason but I think this one is cleverly executed and is a great accessible price point by A Question Of

imageThis beautiful laser cut trench is from New brand to HN for SS14 Herno who produce understated but technically brilliant outerwear from Italy

imageHN (Harvey Nichols) welcomes back Versus Versace for SS14 starting with singer MIA’s collaboration which is printastic with the main collection arriving shortly.

imageThe move on from the Tiger this season at Kenzo is the Waveas shown on this knit … although we still have plenty of Tigers in new colour ways if you haven’t got one yet

imageThis Canada Goose jacket is in collaboration MulitmediaArtist Eepmon who designed the elaborate lining to this jacket.  Only 150 of the jackets made worldwide and the jacket is Exclusive to HN in the UK

imageI am a total sneaker collector and these McQueen Skull & Lace plimsolls are definitely on my list for Summer  ‘14

imageThe homage to super brand Givenchy continues … Love this update of the Star print with Summer Rose print

imageWe adore the quality and perfection of the Psycho Bunny Polo and this time finished off in attention grabbing Large Gold Bunny … Exclusive to HN in the UK is going to get you noticed

imageSweatshirts are my garment of choice at the moment and I think Neil Barrett’s are one of the most desirable … Colour blocked and sporty

imageBrand new in to HN but also Bang on trend … Amazing design and practical efficiency by Kris Van Assche