25 August 2012

socks off

From my experience there are two sure signs that Spring is fast approaching.  1. The Year 10 corridor starts smelling like freshly sprayed deodorant and 2. Primary Schools send out flyers announcing their upcoming Father's Day stalls.

This week I have encountered both. So, I think it's time to focus on what men are going to be wearing this season.

As a Melbournian I am well aware that black is a staple in our city, but this year I encourage men to consider greys and navys - still dark, still classic, but a tad softer.  As an added bonus, you can team it with a crisp white shirt and you won't look like a waiter or a sales assistant at MYER.

jack london baskerville suit
Over the last year hubby has become a huge Jack London fan.  They use a range of interesting fabrics to compliment fine tailoring.  Their cuts seem to suit the more... ahem, 'slender' man.  The baskerville suit is done in a herringbone tweed, perfect for those looking for a slightly thicker material and a jacket they can wear over jeans for a casual but still beautifully put together look.  All pieces are sold separately, so if you're not a fan of the whole three-piece suit thing you can ditch the vest.  But before you do consider how you could wear the items individually with other pieces in your wardrobe.  Would the vest look amazing with a pair of plain black pants and a shirt in a playful print?

Still corporate, but sans suit, I love this look:

jack london daventry mod shirt

Another Jack London, I love the colour of the shirt and the thin, plain tie.  Totally hot.

Hunting for something more casual?  The number of places one can purchase jeans these days is awe-inspiring, if not incredibly confusing.  I am a girl who likes shops that specialise and I favour the places I know I am going to be offered knowledgeable and consistent service and assistance.  And in the vast area of denim, there is no place like Just Jeans.  Great range (they now carry Mavi), and staff who know the cuts, the fabrics and are able to match your needs and wants to the most appropriate choice.

This season it's all about coloured denim.  And while I it takes a great deal of courage for a man to hit the streets in pastel pink pants, a slightly stronger shade is a good option.

just jeans coloured fashion super skinny jean in shiraz

 A final word of advice for those heading out to shop for dad, hubby or boyfriend and for those men going out to bulk up their wardrobe for Spring - lose the socks.  This season men are flashing a bit of ankle skin.  Just let the kids know before they hit those Father's Day stalls.    

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