Men's Holiday Essentials to Buy Now

Men's Fashion

Shorts, shades and a sharply styled backpack...

Bicester Village

Gentlemen, your "what to pack, what to wear?" conundrum ends now. Our edit of seriously refined, standout, pieces to pack for your next trip is made for city slickers and island hoppers alike…


Bold, versatile and eye-catching, the Hawaiian shirt is a quintessential holiday piece. Channel the laidback luau vibe with a palm and floral print number or opt for a cotton-poplin monochrome print if you want to tone it down. It’s time to say ‘aloha’.



Sleek slip-ons and sneakers are the new off-duty shoes. So go for designer flip flops or elevated espadrilles or; a suede pair with collapsible heels will do nicely – in grey, black or navy  to go from city cycling to alfresco dining.

Sandro  White mens trainers from Bicester Village
£155 £93
Men's White trainers
Sandro  Amalfila espadrilles from Bicester Village
£160 £81
Amalfila espadrilles


Checked shorts may give off a swim-short vibe, but they’re a must-have for days away. Find a tailored plaid pair and dress them up with a denim shirt and loafers, or down with a white tee and leather slides.

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Let’s face it, nothing says holiday-bound like gold-plated aviators. Go retro with pale yellow lenses or refined with a silver frame with mirrored lenses; both will suit any face shape.



If you buy only one thing on this holiday packing list, make it the backpack. Your carry on, day tripping companion. The right backpack is essential. Opt for a modern classic: a creased leather style for a utilitarian feel or an embroidered canvas design with padded shoulder straps for ultimate comfort.

DKNY  Brown logo backpack from Bicester Village
£235 £155
Brown logo backpack

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