Gareth Bale covers Esquire's August issue

The August issue of Esquire is your guide to summer style – without a pair of shorts in sight. Europe’s most sought-after attacker Gareth Bale models the best in modern tailoring, and talks to Tim Lewis about his ascension to the top.

Elsewhere, we show you how to dress bright for the warmer months, from polo shirts to chinos and sunglasses to loafers, as well as the new spin on nineties fashion staples that warrants more space in your wardrobe.

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Esquire’s Editor-At-Large and acclaimed novelist Will Self writes on one of his most loathed subjects – the pretentiousness of upper-class hotel establishments – and the brilliant Peter Mullan models the latest in smart summerwear on the streets of London.

The August issue of Esquire is out today. Also available as a digital edition

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