Man on the Move: Effortless Cool

Officine Générale Spring / Summer 2017

Officine Générale Spring / Summer 2017

The versatility of an effortless yet cool business casual look is unmatched. You can start your day at the office, then head out to meet up a client, and cap the night off with a round of Moscow mules with the crazy group of guys you call friends. You can even throw a trip to the beach in the mix. Officine Générale creates a wardrobe not only for the everyday man, but for the all-day man, too.

Style Advice: The attention grabber in this look is all about the stripes. It’s just a simple striped T-shirt – like this classic version from Nautica – but it’s a wardrobe staple that you can pair with sweatpants, or under a blazer, as seen in this look. Linen or chambray blazers are great when the sun is in attack mode, and the Jeremy B. slim fit blazer from Reiss is definitely in season. It’s not always easy finding outfits to pair with white pants, but the navy stripes and blazer will make for a stylish contrast with stark white jeans from H&M. Add some texture with ASOS black leather sandals and accessorize with a matching black leather belt from GAP; now you’re all set for whatever the day brings.

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Must-Have: Men don’t quite have the accessory arsenal of their curvy counterparts, so we need to expand on our existing accessories with a variety of colors and styles. That’s why the blue Fendi sunglasses are necessary to keep your style game strong. It takes a classic wayfarer frame and turns up the elegance with a deep royal blue hue. If you want to take a more modest approach to building your empire, Polaroid has a similar powdery blue option. Whichever you choose, you’ll find yourself making these your go-to pair as they’ll match with almost anything your wardrobe throws at them.

Industry Update: Balmain is the talk of the town this past week, especially in Los Angeles. That’s the site of the designer’s first ever boutique on the West Coast. How better to celebrate the new Hollywood home than throwing a huge party filled with celebrities? L.A. was also the site of the latest Balmain Resort 2018 collection. And if the news wasn’t good enough, the mic dropped when Balmain and Beats by Dr. Dre decided to collaborate on a handful of insanely luxurious headphones. Fashion never sounded so good.