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Chambray had its day and we all loved it dearly, but it feels right that we are moving on as a society; we’ve changed, and we’re tired of dressing like lumberjack-hipsters and mill-working-mustachio-enthusiasts. Workwear is dead and gaudy prints are trending. So it goes.
Truth is, I’m really scared of wearing the sort of prints coming down the fashion pipe—and I get the feeling that besides some toned down chino shorts or a nice and broken in pair of faded jeans, the best thing to wear with these is truckloads of #swag.
Anyway, I put together some boards with three different print trends and some manly accessories to pull the looks together.
I’m not sure what to call these, so we’ll just go with ‘WTF prints’. For some reason they remind me of Chuckie Finsters’s dad from the Rugrats. I guess that this could be a trend that’s carried over from the whole deluge of ugly sweaters the last couple of years and is now finding itself reborn into ugly polos.
If you wanna drop $200 on looking like a child pick up the Lacoste Live! Slim Fit Printed Polo.
I went to college in Hawaii and vowed never to let one of these shirts touch my body. However, I may relent in the lazy, drunken days of the summer call for an ensemble that whispers ‘deal with it’ in equatorial splashes of colour. Also, look what else is back from the 90’s: Adidas flip-flops. Hooray. PS, bracelets are ok for men to wear as long as they have skulls on them imho.
If you wanna look like my dad you can pick up the Karmakula Pin-up Dark Blue Hawaiian shirt.
I guess the biggest relevant print trend happens to be a bleed-over from lady stuff; some bloggers have referred to them as ‘micro-florals’, but that term seriously makes me retch. I like floral prints for men’s shirts, they are in-your-face precious. Symbolically, I’d say that these are way more tied to spring but since spring isn’t coming this year I’ll just keep wearing them come summer (especially if I’m shelling out $110 like the shirt above).
If you wanna be upholstery buy the Original Penguin Spring Floral Shirt.
About the Author: Seth Bromberg is an American newbie fashion blogger who’s seeking the American dream working at a marketing firm in Northern England. He’s got a BA in Japanese, an MA in Translation and you can tweet him @SethBromberg.