What the ‘with it’ guy should be wearing this year
Checks are being replaced with stripes, colours are in and the statement bracelet makes for the mangle, or man bangle. We list the style essentials for fashion forward men this season.
Colour me bright
Throw away those greys and beiges. Dull or somber is certainly out when it comes to the stylish man’s wardrobe. Top-of-the-line designers have been dipping into a vibrant colour palette to dress up men for Spring-Summer 2015 and that’s what you should be sporting, too. Go for a pop of colour, like a purple or aqua shirt under a sober suit. If you are game, opt for pants in red or tangerine, both colours being very hot right now.
Be bold with stripes
The well-cut subtle pin-striped suit will always be a classic. This season, though, stripes go bold and bright and are appearing on everything from Breton T-Shirts to casual jackets and even trousers for those who are adventurous enough. Keep the colours bright and make sure the stripes aren’t clashing with other prints. For office wear, exchange those familiar checks of 2014 with smart, striped shirts.
Show some flower power
Floral prints – from subtle and chintzy to bold and bright — are all the rage right now. So, don’t shy away from that floral shirt; it’s a pretty macho thing to sport this season. Again, the colour palette is bright, so go for tropical hues and sunset shades. If you aren’t up to wearing an all-over floral print, try a shirt with some floral detail, like colour or cuffs.
Denim for dudes
Keep the jeans, but look for other uses for denim this year. Denim jackets, both formal and casual are a wardrobe essential for the well-dressed man this year. Denim waistcoats are another option. Shirts in softer renditions of denim are super cool, too, and are easily to team with trousers, jeans or shorts for varied looks.
Jangle the mangle
Those wrist bands that espouse causes are totally out. The arm accessory to wear right now is the bangle for men, known as the mangle. Bangles for men usually come in silver and if you like, you can splash out on platinum. A little bling is permitted, but keep it simple to make the right style statement.
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