Right then guys, it’s time to take a look at what is not and what is most definitely not for Spring/Summer 2012! The start of the new season gets us all very excited, with the darker colours of the winter making way for the vibrant kaleidoscope of colours and styles. So as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, what is getting us excited as far as the guys are concerned? Well, bright spring shirts, nautical styles and chinos are all giving us a reason to get excited this summer!
Before we get to that though, we’re going to deal with that awkward time between winter and spring when the weather isn’t quite sure what it wants to do. We want to throw the big winter coat to the closet for another six months but at the same time, we know that we can’t just waltz out in a summer shirt because those cold snaps are just around the corner. We’ve found that the best way to combat that is with a good hoodie or sweat – you’ve got the benefit of that all-important extra layer without having to wrap up in that thick coat. If the sun comes out, it’s easy to take off and carry around, but you can still warm up if you’re caught in the cold!
And we think that both the Beck & Hersey Mens Seige Skinny Hooded Sweat and the American Life Mens Hoody both fit the bill perfectly! The white version of the American Life hoody, with the green and orange detailing, is particularly summery (it reminds of walking through an orange grove on a summers day!) Speaking of bright colours, the spring shirt collection at Very is WOW! Get those sunglasses out!
Take the Superdry Washbasket Mens Shirt in either red or blue and then add either the Superdry Team Comet Mens T-Shirt or the Superdry Vintage Entry Mens T-Shirt and straight away, you’ve got yourself a cool summer look that will definitely stand out! If you don’t want to wear a tee underneath, they try out this Goodsouls Mens Short Sleeve Check Shirt, which works perfectly as a smart casual alternative.
Complete the look with a top quality pair of chinos. Yes, denim is out for and 2012 is very much the year of the chino. Chinos are much more laid back than jeans and it’s a look that lets you feel just that little bit more styled when worn with polo’s and knits. These Voi Dager V1 Cuffed Fit Mens Chinos are new in we’re sure they’re going to be a hit. The cinch back and tapered leg gives these chinos a unique look. If you prefer stone colours, then these Farrell Mens Chinos will go perfectly with a plain shirt and suit jacket or just a plain white tee.
But what about that nautical trend for 2012? Well, make sure that you’re a stylish ‘buoy’ with this latest preppy trend. Thin hoops are very much the theme here and whether it’s the quintessentially maritime look that you’re looking for, as in this Denim & Supply – Ralph Lauren Mens Short Sleeve Stripe T-Shirt, or the more modern take with this Goodsouls Mens Nautical Inspired T-Shirt, you’re well catered for!