Linen, stripes and patterns: there’s a feeling of summer in the best editorials


Among bright floral patterns with a vintage flavour, fine striped fabrics and all the freshness of linen, there’s a feeling of summer in the Xacus best editorials.

Let’s start with Vanity Fair and the sober elegance of Biagio Antonacci who lends a casual touch to the white shirt by rolling up the sleeves to above the elbow, giving it a still more comfortable wearability. Completing this summer look, the first two buttons at the shirt neck are left open.

In Vogue Italia the white shirt appears in a female version, under a two-colour suit with wide stripes and deep V-neck, to give a sober outfit but at the same one that catches the attention. On the other hand, Style Magazine offers us a large-size check shirt coordinated with pinstripe trousers and a black trench-coat with essential lines. 

A step back into women’s fashions of the 1970s, and a look full of personality is offered by Tu Style: a white shirt with narrow pale-blue stripes is combined with a pair of linen-mix trousers, allowing a glimpse of sensual cream-coloured tights. Suede moccasins and a jacket with floral prints in cool colour shades give the final touch.

But denim, in all its variants and colourways, is the undisputed star of the mood chosen by Gentleman. There’s a wide selection of chic outfits in which a white shirt contrasts with the colours of patterned ties and sleeveless pullovers, or suits in grey or dark shades are matched with pale-blue or striped shirts.

Patterns and a fizzy mix of colours are the leading players on the cover, as well as on the inside pages, of The Good Life. And we’ll conclude this review with Spain’s Código and the prince of summer fabrics, linen, which gives shirts and clothes in general the casual, sporty flavour that, when worn with style and the right details, nevertheless leaves nothing to chance.