A bit of Mod, a hint of Britpop, and a recollection of the film 'Mean Streets' are this summer's offerings from British menswear labels Paul Smith, Jigsaw and Aquascutum. There are no challenging new shapes - just a casual remix of the traditional elements of easy-wear, easy- care clothes. So shrug on your open-necked gingham shirt and your flat- fronted trousers. Looking cool has never been so effortless. Photographs by Garth Meyer

Khaki collared V-neck, short-sleeved sweater in linen/cotton mix, pounds 99, from Liberty Collection, at Liberty, Regent Street, W1; lightweight wool trousers, pounds 115, from Aquascutum, 100 Regent Street, W1, and branches; classic watch, pounds 475, by Oris Watches, at Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1, and David Morris at Selfridges, Oxford Street W1; white patent boots, to order, from Boss by Hugo Boss (enquiries 0171-408 0223)


Blue check short-sleeved shirt, from a selection at Paul Smith; yellow V-neck tank top, pounds 118, from Paul Smith, 41-43 Floral Street, WC2 (stockists 0171-379 7133)

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Two-tone brown suit with two buttons, pounds 195; blue-and-white short-sleeved check shirt, pounds 39.95; both from Jigsaw Menswear, 9-10 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2, and branches nationwide; white boots, by Boss, as before


Multicoloured short-sleeved gingham shirt, pounds 55, from The Duffer of St George, 29 Shorts Gardens, WC2 and Exile, 42 South Bridge, Edinburgh; beige shantung Cuban hat, to order from Katharine Hamnett, 20 Sloane Street, SW1 (enquiries 0171-823 1002)