I always get a little energized right after the first of the year because I know warmer days are just around the corner. And with the change of this season comes new trends from some old friends. Be with it pocket squares, striped ties, plastic aviators and straw fedoras, this SPRING season menswear is going to welcome back a few of these old friends but with an updated transformation. All classic in style, designers are mixing it up a bit with lots of pattern and color.
Patterned Pocket Square
photo by Mitchell Feinberg
Straight from the 1960’s and the extremely popular Mad Men television series, patterned pocket squares are making a noteworthy return to the fashionable man’s shirt pocket. The look with pocket squares will be making it plaids or checks so be sure to keep it simple with solid shirts otherwise you may go from sleek to geek.
$25 at Jpressonline.com
$10 at Landsendcanvas.com
$29 for a set of 3 at Jpressonline.com
Aviators have been the cool man’s cover-up for many years now, in fact wasn’t it actually The King of Cool Steve McQueen who made these spectacles a Joe Cool necessity?! With many variations and price points to choose from, these bad boys are a definite must have for Spring 2010.
$65 at Armani Exchange
$255 at Persol.com
$5.90 at Hheritage1981.com
The Straw Fedora
photo by Elissa Wiehn
Referred to as the “stingy”, the narrow brimmed straw fedora is a personal style fav’ of mine and something every well dressed man should proudly sport this spring. Classic in style, the stingy goes great with weekend casual, out and about with a tip of the hat makes you want to have a good day!
$180 at Makinshats.com
$48 at Originalpenguin.com
$35 at Express.com
A Brighter Striped Tie
Designers added a dose of BOLD color to this spring season’s striped staple taking it to an alternative dimension and beyond!!! In years past it was once considered a signature of the yuppie- puppies but not any longer, no siree Bob. Try showing off your sense of style this spring with knot tying of this recreated fashion necessity. I’ve got mine!
$35 at Landsendcanvas.com
$90 at Saksfifthavenue.com
Not a bold stripe but definitely BOLD. This is one I bought recently for $59 at Jcrew.com. Wouldn't you say spring has officially SPRUNG!?!
A BIG THANK YOU to Gentlemen's Quarterly for giving me a fashion one up to share with my friends. Thanks guys!!!