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Recently, I’ve had requests from some of my guy friends for a mens fashion Friday, so here it is!
Britney Spears once stated, “Boys, can’t live with em, can’t live without em.” While there is certainly truth in this statement, we have to look at em, therefore we must dress em.
If you Google something right now, like “mens fashion trends for Spring 2014,” you will most likely come up with some pretty absurd results. Unless you are a European male model, there is no way that the everyday American male is going to go for any of these looks for spring. Double-breasted floral print blazers? 50′s inspired suit pants? Murses? No, it’s just not happening.
So here is my spring guide for the average Joe.
1. Sperry’s and Wingtip Oxford’s
You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Sperry’s boat shoes. Whether you go for your classic brown or something with a pop of color like these from DSW, make sure you take care of them. Since, Sperry’s are worn sans socks they tend to get very, very smelly if you do not take care of them! Please spare us the odor gentlemen and sprinkle a little Goldbond foot powder or baby powder in there every once in a while. Dr. Scholl’s also makes a great product called Odor-X that will do the trick too.
But since Sperry’s probably aren’t the most work appropriate shoe, my other favorite shoe trend for spring are Wingtip Oxford’s. They give a stylish edge to your average dress shoe and are effortlessly masculine chic. Not to mention, they kind of look like you’re wearing golf shoes to work. Might as well dream, right? I love this pair from DSW as well.
2. Pastel or Printed Shorts
Maybe you were in a fraternity in college and this was your uniform for spring and summer. Well, this trend is still going strong so embrace your college days. My go-to for easy menswear is J. Crew. From chambray, to seersucker, to anchor print, J. Crew has some great short options for spring.
3. Quarter-zips and Quarter-buttons
Quarter-zip sweatshirts and sweaters and baseball Henley tee’s show off those pectorals you’ve been working on at the gym. We love um. They’re a great lightweight option for cool spring nights. Ralph Lauren is always a great go-to for these as well as J.Crew.
4. A Sharp Watch
Pick out your style and invest in a good one. A good watch for a guy is what my Burberry trench was to me. Splurge on a watch that is timeless and you will wear for years. It can make or break an outfit.
5. Online Shopping Sites for Men
I did a little research for you and found some great online shopping sites for men. Aside from J. Crew and Ralph Lauren Polo. If you’re willing to splurge, Mr. Porter is easy to navigate and covers all the basics. If you are looking for something more affordable EndClothing is great and even has some interesting categories like iPad Cases and Grooming Accessories.
Now get shopping and reward yourself with a beer afterwards!