Men’s Fashion Spring 2016

Weekday Get-Away

Not all of us are able to escape to a tropical island to enjoy the sunshine this season, so botanical inspired prints are here to give you a little piece of paradise during your nine-to-five. Both of these button-up shirts form Frances May (1003 SW Washington St.) have just enough structure to pass as business causal attire while still inspiring a day dream about sipping out of a coconut.

Frances May, Gitman S/S Red Crane Shirt
Frances May, Gitman S/S Red Crane Shirt

Frances May, Gitman Night Bloom Shirt
Frances May, Gitman Night Bloom Shirt

Be Cool

Nothing exudes confidence more than a crisp, white pair of pants. There is something about a man who does not care about the dangers (AKA stains from everything you touch) that come with this decision. He knows that it’s risky, and he doesn’t care. He is a trendsetter.

In all seriousness, wearing white should not be terrifying. It is the perfect neutral for spring and can really take an outfit from “bleh” to “POW!” Machus (542 E Burnside St.) has a beautiful white denim pant that features distressed detailing to create a nonchalant “cool guy” vibe. When the weather gets warmer, head over to Frances May to pick up a pair of their white pull-on shorts. This particular style has an elastic waistband which helps to maximize your comfort.

Machus, Represent Essential Denim Destroyed
Machus, Represent Essential Denim Destroyed

Frances May, Barena Venezia Pull On White Shorts
Frances May, Barena Venezia Pull On White Shorts

Stripe it Out

Pinstripes are the most underestimated members of the stripe family. Trade in your horizontal stripes for a bold, blown-out pinstripe. We are used to seeing them on suits and other formal wear, but a colorful and playful twist on the classic pinstripe is both visually appealing and fashion forward.

The blue stripes on this button-up shirt from Frances May create a much more relaxed and casual fit. A shirt like this is easily transitioned from the office to the bar. Communion (3556 SE Hawthorne Blvd) has a short sleeved and colorful version! Perfect for weekend barbecues.

Frances May, A.P.C. Axel Shirt
Frances May, A.P.C. Axel Shirt
Communion, Brixton Cadet Shirt
Communion, Brixton Cadet Shirt

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