LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Great in Gingham

Let's Hear it for the Boys

There’s just something about seeing a gingham pattern that makes me happy. Maybe it’s the fact that I am instantly reminded of those warm summer nights where my patio table is topped with a gingham table cloth, my dad is wearing a gingham apron while grilling dinner and I’m surrounded by my closest friends (with many of the boys often sporting this fresh, popular, classic pattern).

The gingham shirt is one of the more versatile articles of clothing that every man should have in his arsenal. Its lightweight soft fabric makes it the perfect shirt for those warmer months. Not to mention all of the bright, summery colors that you can find at stores such as J.Crew or johnnie-O, like this Fashionisto wears. Equally fashionable in the fall and winter, simply layer your reds, greens and navies with a sweater, or opt for a blazer if you’d like to dress things up a bit.

But spring has arrived in full and there’s no need to layer clothing anymore (finally!) Because of this, it’s easy to look your best every day this season. Three basic articles are all it took for this Fashionisto to look fashionable and put together. His eye-catching bright blue button-down, khaki-colored chinos and traditional loafers make this a classic look perfect for classes this spring.

Of course, you should never forget a watch when dressing for the day. The charming Daniel Wellington watch this Fashionisto wears features a large, white face and nautical blue, green and white strap that add a preppy influence to his ensemble.

In addition to the gingham shirts you sport this spring, consider wearing this pattern in your accessories, as well. Found on a tie, bow tie or pocket square, this pattern is sure to brighten up any outfit and add an interesting touch to your look.

Hint: Gingham also can be worn professionally with a well-tailored suit and contrasting solid tie that will give you a trendy yet elegant workplace look. Just stick with a smaller pattern and conservative colors.

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