LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Retro Vibes

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This season, women are not the only ones donning the elaborate prints. If female fashion phenomena in the past such as trench coats, scarves ad skinny jeans can be adopted by males on the catwalk, then it is only fair to assume prints are no exception. Take Italian fashion house, Etro as a prime example, best known for its retro prints in male collections. 

Today’s Fashionisto executes print effortlessly. His paisley button-down screams ‘70s and reflects a touch of Etro’s spring/summer ’12 menswear collection. His lightweight jumper makes for a perfect layering piece and is ideal during Melbourne’s autumn-winter transition, which is a tricky time to dress appropriately. The colour compliments those in his shirt, bringing it to life and proving that a little colour coordinating never goes astray.

What caught my attention were the earthy tones incorporated into his look, setting this Fashionisto apart from those prone to wearing black in the colder months. Lending his ensemble a casual feel are his blue denim roll-ups, an essential in both male and female wardrobes. To top it off, he teams his denim with a pair of low-rise Dock Marten’s, a suitable yet stylish way to brace oneself for those rainy days.

Hint: Fellas, seek style in simplicity like this Fashionisto and keep prints subtle. Layering with block colours like a low-key pull-over will allow your printed piece to remain the ensemble’s statement. For evenings, add a blazer for a more structured look.

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