Sunscreen, shades, a good book and a killer iPod playlist might be the essential components to a perfect holiday although one shouldn’t underestimate the life-changing capacity of certain often overlooked items like, say, a pair of Bermuda shorts. Starting today, each week will see its new suggestion, a little something that somehow caught our attention and that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves. We wouldn’t dare to speak of must-haves. It’s just a suggestion, really.

These “no fuss, no frills” 7d Bermuda shorts, found in Brussels’ Privejoke boutique, have the versatility of a simple basic backed by an irreproachable cut, discreet details, and superior quality natural fabric. The kind that’d work well for a casual Friday in the office, Saturday evening drinks or lazy Sunday brunch. Designed in Ghent, the menswear collection launched in 2007 finds its place between high-end sportswear and designer pieces and can be seen as Belgium’s answer to A.P.C. “You could compare it to very simple music that manages to achieve great creativity despite only using the same few notes,” says designer and founder Philippe Poelman of 7d’s collections. With its neutral colours, discreet details, and elegant understated sophistication, Philippe Poelman’s timeless designs speak to men who know fashion and seek to forge their own style or younger customers who are simply looking for quality in pieces that will never go out of fashion.

Bermuda shorts from 7d (€135)
Available in black or white from Privejoke (Brussels) and Hot Couture (Ghent)