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MH Style Spring/Summer Fashion Special

Adventures in Suiting

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

Gentlemen's Upgrade

Translating the runway looks into your stratum.

Demrruer le Luxe

From Left to Right: Mango suit jacket: $250 & slim-fit check suit trouser: $90; Gap non-iron solid shirt (original fit): $60.

Luxe de Milieu

From L to R: Tiger of Sweden Nedvin suit: $853, Ted Baker London Getaway Butterfly jacquard shirt: $220.

Haute Mode

From L to R: Paul Smith red single button jacket: $1375 & slim-fit trousers: $620, Gucci white dyed poplin button down shirt: $465.

Additional Suit Selections

From L to R: Express Glen Plaid Photographer suit (dark gray): $406, J Crew Italian oxford Ludlow suit (light gray): $506 J Crew Italian chino Ludlow suit (khaki): $456, Theory Balance suit (tan): $720, Reiss Rimini three piece suit (dark blue): $895, Gucci green washed suit: $3155.

Colored Dress Shirts

From L to R: Express extra slim fit 1MX shirt: $60, Banana Republic slim fit non-iron textured shirt: $80, Burberry metallic shirt: $595.
From L to R: Banana Republic Triple stripe silk tie: $60, Bonobos Chatham: $78, Gucci emerald green & white diagonal tripe silk linen tie: $185.

Belts

From L to R: Matinique Epusum belt: $55, Brooks Brothers Feather Edge belt: $98; Barneys New York grained belt: $145.

Raincoats

From L to R: Zara Trench caot with detacahable lining: $189, Burberry Brit Langley rainwear jacket: $695, Burberry Metallic silk caban: $2995.

Dress Shoes

From L to R: Aldo Espada: $125, Ted Baker London Delsin: $275, Harris two-tone perforated wingtip Blucher: $550.

Sunglasses

From L to R: Polo Ralph Lauren: $140, Versace: $230, Lavin: $475.

Watches

From L to R: Michael Kors oversized watch: $250, Armitron  two-tone gray-dial watch: $485, Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec: $11000.

Briefcases

From L to R: Zara basic briefcase: $90, Jack Spade Tech Oxford laptop Briefcase: $495, Louis Vuitton porte-documents voyage: $2620.


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Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbooks

Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Shows

Runway Shows in Order of Appearance:
Baartmans & Siegel
Bottega Veneta
Burberry Prorsum
Calvin Klein
Canali Cerruti
Christian Lacroix
Costume National
Comme des Garcons
Damir Doma Homme
Diesel Black Gold
Dior Homme
Dirk Bikkembergs
Dolce and Gabbana
Dries Van Noten
Emporio Armani
Enrico Coveri
Ermanno Scervino
Ermenegildo Zegna
Etro
Frankie Morello
Gazzarrini
Giorgio Armani
Givenchy
Gucci
Hermes
Iceberg
Jil Sander
John Galliano
John Varvatos
Juun J.
Kenzo
Kris Van Assche
Lavin
Les Hommes
Louis Vuitton
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Michael Kors
Missoni
Moncler Gamme Bleu
Moschino
Mugler
Neil Barrett
Nicole Farhi
Olmos & Flores
Perry Ellis
Philipp Plein
Ports 1961
Prada
Pringle of Scotland
Rick Owens
Roberto Cavalli
Salvatore Ferragamo
Trussardi
Versace
Viktor & Rolf
Vivienne Westwood
Walter Van Beirendonck
Yves Saint Laurent
Z Zenga