LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Hello, Mr. Fancy Pants!

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Those who often complain that men’s clothing is stuck in a boring rut of black, white and navy have one less reason to do so. That’s because prints are all the rage. Printed trousers, the latest trend on the menswear radar have caused men to step out of their comfort zones and embrace what is a swift pick for the ’60s, Chuck Bass and golfers everywhere.

Printed trousers may seem terrifying to work into personal style, but this Fashionisto manages to do so while looking chic and comfortable. He is wearing a white cashmere fisherman sweater, a gray tweed jacket left unbuttoned and an army green plaid vest. The subdued top half perfectly complements the navy blue and green striped trousers that are cuffed up at the ankles. The brown moccasin shoes are quirky and stylish.

This Fashionisto has been able to pair a plaid printed vest with printed trousers. The most fun way to rock a print on the bottom, is simply to rock a print on the top! However, too much fun requires rules. Keeping the prints in a similar vein will keep the look polished and complete while maintaining the flamboyant look. Being versatile is another option. A big bold print on the bottom can be worn with a more subdued print on top, even if it’s a totally different pattern. However, if you’re a print virgin, the easiest way to make a print work is to keep it super simple on top. A solid colored shirt in a neutral color lets the pants do all the talking.

Hint: A plain, soft white T-shirt works perfectly with loud printed bottoms like these silly jellyfish print trousersthese spring thinking floral trousers or these preppy sailboat print trousers. 

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