Dapper gents, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to get wardrobes in order for spring and summer. From top designers to mainstream fashion retailers, a change in color palette has us all craving warmer months beyond a dreary winter. The runways were filled with colors fit for the professional man. Throughout March and April, Man Of The Hour will take you from early spring to the end days of summer by walking you through seasonal trends.
Suiting: Breaking the traditional patters of tans and light grays, designers are expanding to add suits with bold hues and patterns.
Belts: Nothing pulls a suit together better than a traditional black leather belt.
Sunglasses: MH suggests square-framed shades. They’re always were a hit on the runways.
Dress shirts: White is always a staple for dress shirt. Designers are mixing in dashes of various colors to turn the heat up.
Raincoat: To get through stormier conditions, traditional taupe as well as boldly colored raincoats are still trending.
Timepieces: Keeping abreast of time this season looks best with a silver chronograph watch.
Ties: While ties vary by designer and style, we’re thinking a good, striped tie will be the look this season.
Dress shoe: With a variety of footwear selections for the season, MH suggests going for the wingtip shoe in a daring color. If gray is as far as you’ll go, make the most of it.
Bags: While the duffle bag is always a go-to choice, MH took a cue from the runways and suggests you opt for a smooth leather briefcase.
Now that you’re in on the need-to-know fashion trends to keep your suits up to par, Man Of The Hour has you covered with our annual spring/summer style guide. In “Gentleman’s Upgrade” we’ll bring you runway suiting in a real way. Take a look at any (or all) of our 60 fashion show reviews for an in-depth look at outwerwear this season. And don’t forget to check back daily—we’ve got plenty of LookBooks to share and ad campaign videos from the world’s top fashion houses, designers and retailers. Stay tuned for special features on fashion tips, retail analysis, and industry interviews.
Keep your ears and eyes tailored to style, and become a true “man of the hour.” —David Adam Nole
From Left to Right: Mango suit jacket: $250 & slim-fit check suit trouser: $90; Gap non-iron solid shirt (original fit): $60.
From L to R: Matinique Epusum belt: $55, Brooks Brothers Feather Edge belt: $98; Barneys New York grained belt: $145.