Must-Have Trends for Men's Summer Fashion
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (MainStreet) -- The arrival of June marks the official male wardrobe shift from spring to full-on summer fashion. And after a season defined by monochromatic brown and black silhouettes coupled with the occasional bold strip or checkered pattern, summer style envelops the eyes in a burst of color and return of a few iconic accessories.
Thank Mad Men's Don Draper for revolt against the male skirt and skinny jeans designers were forcing on gents just a fashion minute ago, but masculinity with a polished Italian flair defines much of the summer season. The season's it suit defines blue anew, with bold variations on the color that include Tomas Maier's truly electric blue suit for Bottega Veneta with its tailored jackets and generous inseam. For those looking for less of a financial commitment for what could be just a one-season trend, Zara debuts an off-the-rack shimmering blue Oxford blazer and Oxford trouser sold as separates that feature an aristocratic two-button jacket with hemstitch lapel and remarkable price tag: less than $150 for the entire look.
|Summer style arrives in a burst of color and return of a few iconic accessories.|
For blazers, channel your inner Italian with a selection of well-tailored separates versatile enough for a casual Friday in the office or weekend in the Hamptons. Those still in the beginning stages of a well-rounded wardrobe will want to start with something simple and timeless, namely a somewhat structured jacket such as Ralph Lauren's Black Label Anthony linen sport coat in optional black or white with trim Italian tailoring and a notched lapel. For more of a statement, visually and financially, Brunello Cucinelli wows with its line of showstopper pieces such as its frosted Prince of Wales jacket that mixes the iconic pattern on linen with a more controlled wool and soft silk fabric that won't give you that too-wrinkled look -- and couples better with dressier khakis or a washed-out pair of jeans.