Joe’s Style Corner: June

Joe’s Style Corner: June


From his new collaboration with one of Savile Row’s most esteemed brands to the stylish entrepreneur he’s admiring right now, our style contributor Joe Ottaway tells us everything he’s wearing, buying and loving this month…

Excitement for a hot, sunny and relatively social summer is building, so now’s a great time to share my summer essentials. And what better way to kick off a new season than with an exciting collaboration?

Ottaway Style x Benson & Clegg is a made-to-order capsule collection with a contemporary take on the classics. Inspired by the timeless elegance of style icons from yesteryear, but designed for the modern man, it celebrates the luxury and elegance of the 1960s on the Italian and French Riviera. This was a time and place where men and women looked effortlessly glamorous, whether having a poolside espresso at Hotel Du Cap or sipping aperitivi on the Amalfi Coast. Visions of Gianni Agnelli and Jackie and Aristotle Onassis relaxing in Italy set the perfect tone.

This summer feels like an opportunity for today’s man to park the loungewear and be inspired by an era when gents used just a handful of relaxed staples to look good. The collection consists of eight pieces, from camp collar shirts and knitted polos to a very sharp unstructured double-breasted two-piece suit made in a lightweight grey cotton-linen. Two styles of overshirts – in a khaki Irish linen and a white seersucker – are the standout hero pieces. Each garment respects the heritage of Benson & Clegg but delivers a relaxed and contemporary feel for the modern man to create the perfect summer capsule wardrobe.

Hot Prod

Forming part of the aforementioned Ottaway Style X Benson & Clegg collection, the Riviera polo – recently worn by David Beckham in New York – is slowly becoming a modern icon. Crafted in Italy and exuding old-school European style, it features an open-neck collar and ribbed hems for comfort and elegance, while the sumptuously soft superfine merino wool adds an extra dash of refinement, ensuring you'll feel as good as you look.

Best Dressed Man Of The Month

Wei Koh is best known as the founder of The Rake, arguably the bible for lovers of fine menswear. He is a connoisseur of elegance. Whether it be vintage motorcycles, fine shoes, great wine or luxury watches, Mr Koh is the definition of a tastemaker and his personal style inspires modern sartorialism.

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