Winter sun style

Update your wardrobe with these key items to ensure you look just as good away on leisure, as you do on business

14 August, 2017

Lounging in the sunshine needn’t mean your appearance takes a nosedive. Invest in some clever clothing and key accessories to stay ahead in the style stakes – without compromising on comfort or practicality.

Before setting the ‘out of office’ for your next vacation, head to the Orlebar Brown boutique at The Royal Exchange to pick up some seriously stylish poolside essentials. After its launch in 2007, the London-based brand has been championed for its expertly-tailored swim shorts, renowned for being versatile enough to wear to both the beach and the bar – just slip on a lightweight shirt from the brand’s extensive resortwear range to transform your attire. Complete the look with Orlebar Brown’s newest creation, the Larson (‘the shoe you can swim in’). In line with the brand’s commitment to create practical beachwear that doesn’t compromise on style, full coverage and a lightweight design make these fully equipped to hit the water, and they dry in a flash thanks to an open mesh weave upper and perforated insole. Perfect for exploring all the wonders your vacation has to offer.

A wrist can feel incomplete without a watch, but what is suitable for the boardroom may not be the best accompaniment for your holiday pursuits. Bremont’s hand-built pilot watches are beautifully crafted and built to last, making them the ideal fit for time spent at leisure. The ALT1-P2 model features a scratch resistant case and crystal, is water resistant to 100 metres and comes in a range of leather straps or metal bracelet options. The embossed calf-skin leather strap in navy blue offers a casual yet polished finish that’s perfect for off-duty days.

Memories created in the sunshine are made to cherish. Leica’s beautifully crafted cameras are designed to help you capture each moment in exceptional quality and style. The Leica TL is fashioned from a lightweight solid aluminium block, with touchscreen controls and connectivity to be rivalled, meaning sharing your high-definition holiday snaps is easier than ever before. The TL camera system offers a wide range of focal lenses, making it fully customisable to your needs and ensuring you are always well poised to take the perfect picture.

The Royal Exchange offers a vast range of luxury items all under one roof, making it the perfect place to pick up those last-minute holiday essentials during one brief lunch break.

Pictured above, clockwise from left: TL Camera, £1,450 and 23mm Lens, £1420, both Leica; Larson Shoe, £95 and Red Bulldog Swim Short, £145, both Orlebar Brown; ALT1-P2/BL watch, £3,895, Bremont