Once upon a time, not too long ago, men stuck to solids and stripes in their shirts, their pants, their shorts and even their socks. The most pattern was seen Sunday mornings on the golf course. The sounds of that bores even the most minimalistic-styled people. However, like everything in this (fashion) world, what goes around comes around. Yes, alas the pattern trend of the ’80s and ’90s is back. It’s just not as crazy and vivid as it once was. Button-downs are now a thing of daily wear, not just the workplace. To all the men saving their oxfords for weddings and job interviews: luxury sportswear has arrived and is here to stay and it’s offering a new look to a casual yet put together man.
This Fashionisto mastered the art of pattern flawlessly all while keeping a luxury sportswear look going. His slim fit short sleeve button-down paired with black chino pants is a versatile look for many events. From meeting the parents to a night out with friends, he simply paired together a great assemble with a dark palette (gold star from me). The turn of button-downs into a casual staple piece has allowed a new style to emerge for the young and driven. Michael Kors said himself, “the nine-to-five uniform is becoming a thing of the past.”
Keeping it simple, this Fashionisto donned a classic look with a pair of Ray-Ban wayfarers. His Lokai bracelet gives a simple, more casual touch. Opt for a leather-strap watch for something more. He showed he knew what he was doing when he finished his effortless look with dark brown oxfords rather than sneakers. Who says sneakers are what make a look casual? Many designers like Richard James and stores like Topman have immensely adopted luxury sportswear and pattern into their collections. Even fashion icons like Johannes Huebl and David Beckham have been spotted sporting these trends. Looks like it’s time to ditch the crew neck, fellas.
How To: Patterned looks aren’t overwhelming if the colors are kept more neutral or monochromatic. Ladies, want to style the same look? Try a patterned shift dress and simple gladiator sandals. It’s a perfect look to stay cool and on trend during this hot summer!