Which is why it’s best to keep it as coolly minimalist and simple as possible. A suit like this one in ice blue, biscuit or palest mint at a push, in a single-breasted cut, with a lean, sharp silhouette, without extraneous detailing. Summer’s the time to trim back on excess, and that should apply to accessories too – Prince Harry wears his with an open neck shirt, sans tie.
Of course, the occasion – whether a wedding or the re-emergence of summer garden parties – might not be that informal, stick to a tie in a solid colour and dial back on the tie pins and pocket squares that might have once formed part of a dress-up wardrobe. Be mindful of the finer points of the make-up of the suit too. The Ludlow is full canvas, meaning it’s pretty standard in that it has all the interior parts you’d expect. But an informed suiting option for warmer weather is the half-canvas jacket, where the back panel is taken out, meaning it’s lighter and less structured.
While we can’t fault the Duke of Sussex on his California tailoring, a word has to be said about his choice of footwear. Prince Harry favours the same pair of dusty suede Oxford shoes time and time again, which isn’t exactly a faux pas, but they could do with sprucing up. More appropriate variants for his Montecito-centric life these days would be a smart pair of leather loafers.
The black socks are a little out of step with the light suit and tan shoes, so opt instead for ‘invisible’ sockless versions that tuck inside. A flash of mankle come warmer weather has been the subject of debate, but as Harry seems to want to convey in his tell-all, it’s a brave new world of possibility.
Prince Harry and James Corden’s matching ‘normcore’ polo shirts are the backbone of a blue-blood wardrobe
Prince Harry with a ponytail? It wouldn’t be the first time he’s gone rogue with his grooming regime
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