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Men’s Summer under jacket clothing: a guide for choosing

What to wear under a jacket in the summer? How to be impeccable even without resorting to a shirt? Our suggestions on how to choose the ideal under-jacket pieces for the summer season.

Cardigans and turtlenecks for a casual look and a shirt for a more formal and elegant outfit: in winter the choices of male under-jacket clothing are well defined. But in the summer, the rules of elegance become more tolerant and the options for male under-jackets widen, even leaving room for more relaxed clothes like polo shirts.

Also see: how to wear a turtleneck under a jacket.

The polo shirt, typically knitted in cotton pique, with a soft collar and buttons, is a classic of sportswear and leisurewear.

Over the seasons, for the “less rigorous” Gentleman, the polo has become an interesting alternative to a shirt, especially for the summer.

The lightness and freshness of the material, the large availability of fit, styles and colors have made it a precious ally in facing the hottest temperatures while maintaining a refined and trendy style.

Which summer under-jacket best fits your style? Here are 3 alternatives to add to your Spring Summer 2018 wardrobe:

Zanone Ice Cotton Polo

It is not the classic cotton polo: Zanone offers it in the special Ice Cotton, a light cotton jersey featuring a fresh crepe texture that is exclusive to this prestigious Italian knitwear company.
The collar and cuffs are constructed according to classic shirt shapes, but made softer and lighter.

Available in the short and long sleeve versions in the colors blue, beige, brown, carbon-paper blue, military green.

Polo Della Ciana

Polo colorate Della Ciana Polo Della Ciana © Eredi Chiarini

The classic style and prestigious cotton yarns used by the Della Ciana Made in Italy Company make this polo, in light-weight stretch pique cotton, a perfect under-jacket with a more elegant and formal style.
The Della Ciana piquet also stands out for its particular aesthetic motif that guarantees very high resistance to wear and the best breathability.

Available in the long sleeve version in blue, robin’s egg blue, brown, pink

Polo Downshifting

polo colorate Downshifting Polo Downshifting © Eredi Chiarini

Downshifting means slowing down, focusing on the present and adopting a more relaxed lifestyle, without too many frills. For Spring Summer 2018 this young Italian brand translates this philosophy into a collection of tricot polos clearly inspired by the ’70s: the collar is slightly wider and open, the colors like red, sage green, blue and cyan become saturated and the knit stitch has a style that encompasses all the charm of vintage garments.

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