A Packing Guide For Your Long Weekend Getaway

Victoria Peulic  •  Aug 02, 2017  •  

In the blink of an eye, summer is over... Or at least that's how it feels. So why not take advantage of every possible moment to enjoy the weather, see the world or get some R&R. The August long weekend is fast approaching. As we reach the last month of summer it's the perfect excuse to go out with the guys or take the family to the cottage or to the city as a break from the everyday routine. Whether you're choosing to spend the long weekend living lavishly or living leisurely, we've created a guide to help you pack the perfect wardrobe for your mini summer getaway.

 

1. Robert Graham Fedora 

City Life: This Robert Graham Fedora will guarantee to add a sense of flare to your ensemble when sipping cocktails on the patio. 

Cottage Life: Planning to spend the day laying on the dock or the beach? The Robert Graham Fedora will be sure to protect you from an unwanted sunburn on your face and still keep you looking stylish.

 

*Robert Graham Fedora available in-store only* 

 

 2. G Fox & Co. Sunglasses

City Life/Cottage Life: Wooden frame sunglasses are the latest trend in eyewear. Need I say more? 

 

*G Fox & Co. Sunglasses available in-store only*

 

3. Truefitt & Hill Cologne/Aftershave/Shaving 

City Life/Cottage Life: Everyone loves a well kept man. Be sure to pack all your grooming necessities to keep looking & smelling fresh. 

 

 

4. Bugatchi Knit T-Shirt and/or Eight x Premium T-Shirt

City Life: Whether you're going out shopping or catching up with friends these t-shirts are perfect when paired with jeans and/or shorts for a more casual look. 

Cottage Life: Planning on hitting the golf course? You'll need one of these t-shirts. 

 

*Eight x Premium shirts available in-store only*

 

5. Sport Shirts vs. Dress Shirts 

City Life: Dress shirts are the ultimate go-to when going out for dinner or for a night out on the town. 

Cottage Life: Sport shirts are perfect for looking dressy yet casual when going into town or out for a meal. 

 

 

6. Sport Jacket 

City Life: Planning to sit on the patio for dinner/drinks? Bring a sport jacket to add style to your outfit and to stay warm. 

Cottage Life: Summer nights can get chilly when near the water. Remember to pack a casual cotton or linen sport jacket to wear when taking a walk on the beach or around town.

 

*Sport jackets available in-store only* 

 

7. Lapel Flowers/Bows 

City Life/Cottage Life: Look extra classy by adding a lapel flower/bow to your jacket! 

 

 

8. Pocket Squares/Circles 

City Life/Cottage Life: Summer is too hot for ties most of the time. But you can still add colour and personality to your sport/suit jacket with a great pocket square or pocket circle. Pick your favourite summer colours and add them to your suitcase! 

 

 

9. Tense Watches 

City Life/Cottage Life: Pair any outfit with a Tense natural wooden watch to give yourself a casual yet dressy look. 

 

 

10. SAXX Underwear

City Life/Cottage Life: Always stay comfortable gentlemen with SAXX underwear. 

 

 

11. Belt

City Life/Cottage Life: Either to keep your pants up fellas or to add style, you always need a belt. 

 

*Belts available in-store only*

 

12. Socks 

City Life/Cottage Life: Pair every outfit with socks that will make you stand out! 

 

 

13. Shoe Laces

City/Cottage Life: Boat shoes, running shoes or casual shoes, colourful laces are just needed. 

 

 

14. Umbrella 

City Life/Cottage Life: Rain could come even when not in the forecast, as we've experienced this summer. So have an umbrella with you at all times.

 

 

*Bonus Item: Robert Graham Silk Robe & Boxers 

City Life/Cottage Life: There is no alarm clock when on vacation. Roll out of bed, put on your Robert Graham silk robe and boxers and head to the dock/balcony for breakfast and mimosas. You're on vacation for goodness sake, treat yourself.