Spring is here. And with the blooming flowers and rising temperatures comes brilliant style opportunities. Not only a chance to look your best but to embrace to style trends. By working with your tailor you can create a unique look and stand out amongst your peers. Too often, men follow the pack which leads to the same old look year after year. But with the help of your personal tailor, you can become the trendsetter you’re meant to be. Here are a few tips to truly take advantage of this Spring.
Lightweight Fabrics to Beat The Heat
With the weather taking a turn to the warmer side, work with your tailor to choose lighter and more breathable fabrics. Linen is one of the more popular fabrics from Spring and Fall Suit fashion. It’s made from the flax plant and has a visible weave and easily recognizable look. The main problem is Linen wrinkles so if you are looking for a more professional look, consider a Linen and Wool blend. Another option is Cotton. Not as formal as wool but not as casual as linen. Cotton falls somewhere in the middle.
Lighter Colors for Bold Statements
Spring is all about color. From the blooming flowers to women’s dresses. And men’s fashion follows suit. Now is the time to truly try out a more diverse color range. Mainly in pastels. Light blue, pink, and even light grays stand out in Spring. Don’t be afraid to go with the classic Khaki. It’s the perfect bridge color between the heavy darks of winter and “pop” colors of Spring.
Diversity is the Key
Spring is the best time to embrace diversity. While a three-piece works in almost any winter situation, the same can’t be said for Spring. From outside weddings to rooftop parties and corporate mixers. The situations you’ll find yourself in will be varied. And your wardrobe needs to follow suit. While jeans might be the defacto “casual” look, chinos have taken the lead as today’s modern balance between casual and formal. A few good pairs of custom chinos will round out your wardrobe nicely. Your tailor will be able to get the cut just right and provide you different colors to choose from.
Accessories to Stand Out
Spring is the season where accessories are truly on display. Coming out of winter, everyone wants to be noticed. Shoes, watches, scarves, and bags are some of the most easily recognizable pieces and tend to stand out more than others. While you can always go with a nice pair of Bespoke shoes, they don’t fit every occasion. A pair of casual sneakers will round out your look nicely. Also, invest in a custom canvas or leather messenger bag. Great for a quick outing.
Bringing Back the Shorts Suit
Most modern men don’t consider short suits to be an option but times are changing. The last few seasons have shown that short suits are more than appropriate for the modern closest. With one caveat. They must be Bespoke. Short suits have the dual purpose of being casual and formal. With the shorts displaying your lower body prominently. You want the shorts to be properly fitting in the right areas to prevent any unwanted attention. And the jacket should fit as well as any blazer or jacket you own.