Men in Gingham for Spring 2011
Dolce & Gabbana are at the forefront of mens fashion. Sometimes we love the mens collections they design, other times its repulsive. This season I was happy to fall in love with their 1950’s Americana suburbia look. They did a fantastic job of tying the collection together with gingham. There were gingham pants, shorts, shirts and jackets in hunter green, black and shades of red. The look was preppy, but not Glee club or ivy league preppy.
Here are a couple of my favorite mens looks coming down the D&G runway.
The mens looks above generally work for any guy with an average build (or smaller). If you’re a bigger guy, the extra clothing dimensions plaid and gingham’s add will not work in your favor. If you can’t afford the designer brand labels, or just prefer something a little more mainstream, Voi Jeans Clothing sells great plaid and gingham mens shirts at affordable prices.
How to pull the look off based on climates:
For a colder climate try a loose-fitting plaid shirt paired with a vertical stripe blazer in contrasting colors along with a pair of well made khaki slacks (cuffed at the bottom if you prefer), and flats.
For a warmer climate go for a fitted plaid shirt with a presentable undershirt, for when you get too warm. This shirt should go with khakis pants or flat front shorts and braided leather sandals. The belt will complete this casual look.