Summer Style: The Best Summer Tees

Whether you’re in the city or out in the country, the heat can get to the discerning gent as much as it can get to the next guy. What sets you apart is how you look as the temperatures soar. England is currently enjoying a sunny spell whilst for those of you away on summer holidays, the solar glow is hard to ignore.


Wherever the discerning gent is in the world, he needs to look the part so Elysium Magazine picks out the most stylish T-shirts this summer to help you look effortlessly cool.


Leo Joseph

A new player on the summer menswear scene, Leo Joseph started life back in 2012. The menswear line was keen to sharpen the style of beachgoers using British heritage and inspiration from South Africa. The detailed elephant print on this tee highlights this inspiration perfectly. The fine-knit 100% prima cotton ensures a super soft feel in what they call ‘The Courtney’ style – fitted in the right places with a crew neck collar. Team with a pair of tailored shorts or with fitted jeans and a blazer for a relaxed and informal look on the beach or around town.


Available from Leo Joseph, priced £45









Known for its traditional styling, British firm Sunspel have always aimed to produce T-shirts that are as soft, light and comfortable as possible since 1860. This cotton example, in two-tone stripes and streamlined crew neck piece oozes first class style. For best effect, combine this tee with easy-going denim or minimalist tailoring to give off an effortlessly dapper impression.


Available from Mr Porter, priced £60









The latest collection from OAMC was influenced by the world of mountaineering. As such, the word Sagarmatha – the Nepalese name for Mount Everest – is written along the bottom of the reverse of this 100% cotton tee. Whilst it should not be Everest cold when you’re wearing it, the inspiration itself should help to keep you cool when temperatures rise. Team with slim jeans or chinos for the effortlessly off-duty look.



Available from Mr Porter, priced £110

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.