Anyone in fashion who says they don’t appreciate H&M is probably a liar or millionaire. (and usually both.) I do however don’t think you whole closet should look like an H&M sales rack either. This brings me to my next point: the Spring/Summer collection is shutting it down in a major way and this video lookbook proves it.
Pro: The pieces look better constructed than many in the past.
Con: They’ve literally knocked off every one of my favorite menswear designers
Pro: It gives runway looks for an affordable price
Con: Every dude with $69.95 in his pocket will have the same blazers as me.
As the temperature steadily rises I have realized there is a major summer staple missing from my wardrobe: shorts! As a WASP originally from Jersey, I have the typical pair of pattern and cargo shorts that hit right at or under the knee. As this is my 2nd official summer in the city I have decided to donate these shorts and am now only left with the 2 neon pairs that I bought right after seeing the Jil Sander S/S 2011 show.
A perfect pair of this season hit just above the knee and don’t give you a feminine shape. I’ve been scrounging around store to store to find a pair that both fits my aesthetic and price range (seeing that I’d want to get multiple pairs.)
These Topman chinos are absolute perfection and super affordable. (Totaling at $50 a pair) They come look super comfortable and come in a variety of colors. They are nice enough to wear to work and transition into the night without looking like a huge slob.
I’m all about them and cant wait to pick up a pair or two (or three or four.)
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 fromDiesel. 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.