Beautiful things: Slip-on shoes, azure sunglasses and the Acqua di Parma shaving kit

From top: Emporio Armani suede driving shoe, $278, armani.com; Dolce & Gabbana Madonna and Majolica Amalfi slippers, £415, store.dolcegabbana.com; Bally Lorian moccasins, £395, bally.co.uk

The number one trend in men’s footwear is the slip-on shoe. Whether you’re after a moccasin or a loafer, we have you covered.
The slip-on is back. Whether it takes the form of a leather loafer paired with a suit or a silk slipper teamed with a dinner jacket, your wardrobe should contain at least one pair. Moccasins – ideally made from soft deer leather – are a great way to dress down an otherwise smart look, giving you the chance to add a splash of colour to your outfit, and they look great with shorts.
Make sure you wear them without (visible) socks – flashing a bit of ankle is still very much on trend. We especially love the range of spectacularly over-the-top printed slippers available at Dolce & Gabbana.
Emporio Armani sunglasses, $159, armani.com; Spektre Blue Memento sunglasses, £115, liberty.co.uk; Ray-Ban Round Flash sunglasses, £143, ray-ban.com

This summer blue isn’t just the warmest colour, it’s positively hot: time to roll out the azure sunnies.
Rejoice, for this season’s must have colour is the most liveable and convenient of them all: blue. But just because you can wear it with anything, doesn’t mean it has to be dull. As the above sunglasses show, this classic colour can be used to make quite a statement.
Paired with a navy blue jacket and white shirt, a pair of azure, navy or aquamarine sunnies is the perfect icing on the sartorial cake. This year, Emporio Armani, Ray-Ban and Spektre are leading the pack when it comes to on-trend shades. The shape doesn’t matter so much: whether you’re going round or square, tortoiseshell or steel, make sure you opt for this season’s hottest shade.


Acqua di Parma deluxe shaving kit and shaving gel available from Harrods for £360 and £23

Your morning ritual need not be a chore with grooming products this luxurious.
This shaving kit from Acqua di Parma will turn your morning shave into a ritual to be savoured. The Italian brand has become a firm favourite, known for its fine craftsmanship and subtle, masculine fragrances. This stand, razor and shaving brush are handcrafted from wenge wood and burnished brass, with each curve ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand.
The Collezione Barbiere, or Barber’s Collection, brings the care and precision of a professional wet shave into your bathroom. For a cool finish, splash out on Acqua di Parma shaving gel, which uses extracts of grapevine, lemon balm and water mint to reduce shaving burn. With shaving kits this good, no wonder beards are going out of fashion.

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