Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Guy in Spring/Summer 2012

In the Easter Parade, Fred Astaire mesmerizes us with his fancy footwork in one scene donning a white suit with red accents (vest, bow tie, socks, and handkerchief). Some 40 years later, another dashing gent glides across the dance floor in a crisp white suit and black shirting. While my guy doesn't break out in song to tell me how goes his day or lifts me up in the middle of the street a la Patrick Swayze, he does swoon me with his style choices.

For a song and dance man, Fred armed himself in suits with the occasional penguin tuxedo for dining. Granted, that was a bygone era where men dressed to uniform. Mad Men's Don Draper is said poster-boy. Fast forward, casual Fridays everyday of the week dictates his style sensibilities. Agree with me here, words can elude our men therefore we turn to his wardrobe for clues. Does cargo pants, graphic T-shirt, and Toms shoes say he is running to the grocery store or heading to the office?

Perhaps, I should refrain the question from where is he going? to who is he? Men and women alike dress for versatility. We need our clothes to do double duty, serve in multiple environments, and be complementary.

This season, designers gave us pretty much more of the same, there are only so many ways you can cut a suit or texturize jeans. However, his personality bursts through brights and his command for mixing patterns and prints. Guy's follow our lead in shades of yellow, orange, and red paired with warm neutrals.

My guy will be sporting, if I have a say, the following essentials (as conscious wearing as possible). Let me break it down.

Bagobo Suited Jacket by Eairth (100% organic cotton), $595

Citrus Mixed Media Polo by Edun (100% organic cotton), $128

Rogan Puck Indigo Straight Leg Jeans, $298

Alternatively, he can skip the jacket and citrus top and pair with knit pullover by Vandalist (sold at Redeem), $129

The Edward Shoe by Novacas (Faux Suede), $216

Tsovet Watch - if getting him to wear brights is a challenge, opt for colorful accessory like grass green watch band, $395.

So who is he? Someone comfortable in his own skin (sounds familiar ladies) who are confident to pull off a bright, experiment with a trend or two, and know when a special occasion requires a suit.

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