Archive for Monday, April 9, 2007

Spring style

Men’s seasonal uniform lightens up

April 9, 2007

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Men probably appreciate the transition from winter to spring - and summer - more than women. They get to get out from underneath all those sweaters and scratchy wools, and break out, dare we say, the Bermuda shorts and tees!

In other words, lighter clothing.

Daniel Billett, who writes a newsletter on men's fashion and grooming for www.about.com, came up with five spring and summer wardrobe additions that lean more toward a casual look.

"I particularly enjoy wearing what I consider my uniform of the season - a polo, flip-flops and jeans with a great belt topped off with cool sunglasses," Billett says online.

Here are his must-haves:

¢ Polo shirts: Did you know that it was French tennis player Rene Lacoste who made the polo shirt one of the most popular wardrobe basics? And, up until 1950, it only came in white. Today, polo shirts come in a variety of hues, fabrics and shapes - and prices. Every guy should have at least two.

¢ O-ring belt: When a more classic leather belt is too much, this belt performs the same function with a more casual outfit.

¢ Premium jeans: Billett makes a point of saying that men are willing to spend almost as much as women on quality denim. So, they're looking at labels such as Citizens of Humanity and 7 For All Mankind. That said, there's still nothing wrong with a pair of Levis, especially if you broke them in on your own.

¢ Flip-flops: There's no reason not to buy a new pair when the weather warms. Best bets? Check out the Reef selection at Shark's Surf Shop or The Buckle. There's even a new style with a built-in "flask" (holds 2 ounces of a beverage) in each heel.

¢ Sunglasses: Men consider sunglasses as essential an accessory as women. This spring, the aviator style is making a comeback.

Comments

acg 8 years, 4 months ago

Both of those outfits look like crap. The guy on top, whereas he's totally hot, looks like he's wearing his little brother's shirt over his own. The guy on bottom, even hotter, should not be wearing those stupid flip flops with kahki pants and a jacket. Who put this together? Whoever it was, don't listen to them! Women notice things like shoes and if you showed up for a date with me in those pants with those shoes I'd write you off as a moron and go about my way.

Wilbur_Nether 8 years, 4 months ago

Gee, acg, you seem to be feeling kind of judgmental today, huh? That's an unfortunately venemous response.

jonas 8 years, 4 months ago

"Men probably appreciate the transition from winter to spring - and summer - more than women." (then follows some gobbledeegoock that misses the boat on reality because it focuses on the way that men dress.

Here's how the article should have started.

"Men probably appreciate the transition from winter to spring - and summer - more than women. Women get to get out from underneath all those sweaters and scratch wools, and break out, dare we say, the tiny shorts, midriff shirts, and miniskirts. Men appreciate this, probably more than women."

acg 8 years, 4 months ago

No, it's not venemous wilbur. I'm tired of seeing the youth walking around looking as if they just crawled out of a trash can dressed in someone else's clothes. I can understand fashion and trends and fads, and I'm sure when I was young I probably made my folks nuts, too, with some of the crazy crap I used to wear, but sandals and kahkis? Come on!! No one looks like a professional anymore. It's unnerving. Also, I was just at the board re: the dead baby found in the trash bag and was reading all of the "this is what happens when abortion is legal" crap they were spewing over there and I was so upset that people can be so incredibly stupid and short sighted that I let my anger travel from board to board. Sawwy.

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