After April Showers, come May flowers.
As predicted in April 2009, 1970′s influences are back, in a big way. We first saw it in tailoredwear with the popularity of wide peak lapels, and now jackets are (very slowly) starting to get longer again, just as trousers will (very slowly) widen out at the hem.
Hippy-era-inspirations are being seen beyond the silhouette of a tailored jacket as well. We’re also seeing early signs of ethnic prints, abstract expressive patterns, and yes, florals! From Italy to Japan to NYC, flower prints are popping up everywhere…and I love it (in small doses).
Here, 3 ways to go “modern dandy” and remind yourself that it’s important from time to time to stop and smell the flowers.
1. Printed Shirting + Pocket Square
I’m loving patterned shirting right now. I have a couple subtle pin dot shirts (which are probably easier to pull-off) and this new flower print just came in a couple weeks ago.
Bonus Tip: Floral prints make most sense in Spring/Summer, with lighter weight fabrics. Also, you should be fairly confident and secure in your manhood if you’re going to rock flower prints…just saying.
Bonus Tip II: Light/neutral colored suit (like this brown/ivory mini stripe fine seersucker)? Try an even lighter shirt, and dark tie.
Bonus Tip III: I normally wouldn’t suggest wearing 2 floral patterns together, but for the sake of the post we see that it can work if they are different proportions (as with any other pattern mixing).
- Brown pincord suit by MAB by Dan Trepanier
- Floral pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson
- Oxblood loafers by Scarpe di Bianco
- Tortoise aviator shades by Persol
- Pink floral shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown hopsack tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Leather braided bracelet from Street vendor