LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Breaking Wind

Let's Hear it for the Boys

With the runway abounding with garment ideas and concepts borrowed from the athletic world, it’s no secret that both menswear and womenswear have been heavily influenced by sporting activities this season. From sports-inspired prints to the use of lycra and nylon-based fabrics and even coupling sharp tailoring with more casual sportswear elements, designers have placed a heavy emphasis on athleticism with a cool ‘90s vibe. The influence of the sportswear on current fashion trends has blurred the lines between formal and casual wear, helping to create a more sophisticated, casual look that appeals to the modern man and can easily be transferred directly from the high fashion catwalk to the everyday wardrobe.

The trick to incorporating sporty, casual pieces into an ensemble is to juxtapose the sportswear garment with a more tailored partner. By creating this pair, your outfit keeps its elegance while retaining a casual feel. Sportswear’s chic upgrade can be seen throughout this season’s men’s fashions. Eccentric British designer Paul Smith illustrated the sporty chic concept by bringing together classic blazers with tailored sweat pants. It’s all about contrast.

This well dressed gentleman embraces fashion’s sporty side with his red windbreaker featuring navy detailing. What’s old is new again, and the oh-so-popular ‘90s windbreaker is once again having its moment in fashion’s spotlight. From Miu Miu to Alexander Wang, windbreakers are one of this seasons most featured sportswear garments. Windbreakers are the perfect lightweight jacket alternative for warm spring and summer days.

This Fashionisto couples his sporty windbreaker with tailored, slim fit, black chinos. This combination keeps his look fresh, modern and on trend.

For footwear, the featured fellow opts for a leather tennis shoe. Footwear trends are following that of garments by taking an athletic turn as well. Sneaker culture has once again been embraced by the fashion community; hooray for happy feet!

To polish off his sporty chic look, the stylish gentleman slides on a pair Ray-Ban clubmaster glasses and a cozy orange beanie for an effortlessly cool feel.

Trainers, sweatshirts and sporty jackets have long been a part of the everyday males casual wardrobe, but this season they are being pushed back into the spotlight. By pairing relaxed wardrobe staples with tailored pieces, this Fashionisto creates a more sophisticated, casual look that is appealing to the modern man who wants to wear something both stylish and comfortable.

Hint: Still experiencing the winter chill in your region? The windbreaker is acclaimed for its versatility. Layer it over a chunky cardigan or knit on cooler days.

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