It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Mister Trends” post and it’s saddened us. That’s why this latest installment is dedicated to the “blues” because we certainly have them. Continue reading
For this edition of MISTER TRENDS I am covering floral print for men this season. The inspiration for this trend comes from D&G’s S/S 2011 collection. Many men might see a floral print and thin of a very feminine summer dress but the tables have turned and now guys and have some flower power in their closets.
For starters a floral shirt can be done right if done subtle. For instance this PS by Paul Smith shirt is absolutely beautiful but can be worn under any basic sweater or blazer as the pop.
Speaking of sweater this basic black one from Topman with a little floral detail around the neck is perfect for those in between days that Spring can offer.
If you want to go for a bolder look than the bright yellow floral pants that photographer Scott Schuman caught this man in can probably work for you.
Now your accessories can be as bold as can be. Since they are smaller you can wear any basic outfit and throw these floral Ray-Bans on for cool look that is still on trend. I think Dr. Marten shoes are extremely masculine was pleasantly surprised that they offered a whole floral collection for this season and even a few more for fall.
This is a great trend, but make sure not to over kill or you’ll look like you’ve been trapped in a bad flower garden.
This week’s trend is Neon Lights. This translates into big and bold colors all over the place.
The designer inspiration comes from Jil Sander‘s Spring/Summer 2011 men collection which features bright neons on everything from sweaters, to trousers, and outerwear.
For your tops look no further than a PS by Paul Smith crew neck. If you need a lower price point than an bright green H&M button down shirt will do the trick.
Since you can’t walk out pants less this spring it’s only right that you go bright on your bottom. You can get some great trousers and shorts from Diesel. If you’re going to take a dip in the water or just want to look good on the beach or poolside an Orlebar Brown swimsuit will help you out.
The biggest way to transform style is through accessories. This being said you can brighten up a rather dark outfit with the following accouterments. You can throw own a classic pair of Ray-Bans with a pop or even a Nixon watch. To top everything off you can splurge on a pair of Prada Creepers.
This spring leopard will be the must have print for the upcoming warmer weather seasons. The high fashion inspiration comes from the Givenchy S/S mens collection which featured many leopard print pieces including the jacket Kanye West is wearing and the pants Garrett Hedlund wore on the cover of W magazine which are both featured in the image above.
It might be the Jersey in me but I’ve always had a soft spot for this specific animal print and now there are so many ways for guys to pull it off without looking gaudy.
I love that this look great in both high and low-priced pieces. For example if you want to go for a super sophisticated you can get the H&M Hearts Lanvin bow tie, special edition Rolex Daytona watch, or Gioacomorlli leopard horsehide studded loafers.
When it come to prints Jeremy Scott always does it right and that’s why you should pick up any leopard inspired pieces from his Adidas collaboration.
At the end of the day leopard is a wild and cool print. For the cool kid and trend setter these leopard shorts from Crooks & Castles. My favorite leopard inspired piece is probably the aviators from A-morir by the fantastic Kerin Rose.
I’ve been influenced by this trend that I put a little on and took some pictures. That post is coming next.