Ikat pants, $198 and shirt, $168
Summer has just begun to wind down (next week I'll officially start writing about autumn clothes), and stores are already filling shelves with sweaters and winter coats. But it'll be a while before we really need any heavy layers. So it's good to know that some designers still have your backs covered, if ever so lightly. Doug and Ben Burkman are definitely of the "buy now/wear now" school of design. These may be fall clothes, but you can start enjoying them right away. The brothers are also on top of the small print trend—with a great pair of ikat printed chinos along with a traditionally woven ikat chambray shirt. The look reflects their theme this season of "Hiking in the Himalayas", and it will certainly make giving up weekends at the beach easier as well.