Spring Style: Tropical Punch

Spring Style: Tropical Punch

Spring Style: Tropical Punch Shawn Hewson, 41, creative director of Bustle Clothing (Image: Norman Wong)
 

It’s the perennial summer conundrum: how to dress for sweltering temperatures while maintaining a professional, city-slick air. Rather than shun beachy staples, menswear shops across Toronto have recently started upgrading them for urban life. The Hawaiian shirts are slim-fitting, not sloppy. Soft leather loafers have replaced plastic flip-flops. And the hat of choice is a crisp woven panama, not a worn-in baseball cap. It’s the easiest way to look effortlessly cool despite the subtropical humidity.