Man on the Move: The Majestic Energy of Spring Hues

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017

Want to make a vibrant impression with the way you assemble a look? Wearing gilded metallic frocks is the most fool proof way to secure such an impact. Dolce & Gabbana provides the tasteful and least elaborate blueprint for the lasting imprint the man of dapper wants to make. The black shawl lapel on the light gold blazer retains the classic energy it holds. The copper colored oxfords offset the incandescence emitted from the blazer. The white shirt, slender bow tie and cropped cuffed black trousers are necessarily unremarkable, as they fill in and complete this look head to toe. This is the standard on how to be grandeur without being excessive. Without further ado, let’s recreate.

Style Advice: Finding a blazer with the same luminescent quality and visual splendor as Dolce & Gabbana’s output is a task better left undone. In place of the sumptuous piece by D&G, this cream number with a black shawl lapel from Zara should have a comparable impact. The shoes are another crucial component in the success of this look, and bronze oxfords are great in theory. To stay in line with the exoticism exemplified by the copper shoes donned on the D&G runway, the Pony haired leopard slippers from Del Toro are up for the job. Ditch the bow tie and wear this Egyptian cotton white shirt from Suit Supply with the collar unbuttoned. Fitted trousers with elasticized waist from Sandro is the brilliantly versatile finishing touch. In all, we have a look that matches subtle pops of color with traditional tailoring in a way that feels relevant and perennial.

Must Have: Classicism is not a synonym for banality. In building, rebranding or reconfiguring a wardrobe, one must make certain that he has all interchangeable, perennial, non-trendy staple items. The oxford dress shoe is a non-negotiable insert into all arsenals occupied by masculine style. There does not need to be a long spiel explaining the importance of the oxford. It is something you need in your closet, so try this black oxford from Suit Supply. Hop to it!

Paul & Joe and Topman Design

Paul & Joe and Topman Design

Industry Update: The pale red hue is having another moment. Along with all things hip-hop, rapper Cam’ron’s adoption of the hue historically synonymous with femininity, is now being coopted into mainstream culture and high fashion. Muted, faint, and undetectable tones are the most popular options. Pink is incarnating itself in shirts, sweaters, sneakers and spring weather outerwear. Bold is the defining adjective of remarkable style. There is no comparable pop of color with the level of punch intrinsic in pink. Diverging from the homogenous, and stepping into a new territory of confidence, one can still be understated, masculine and effortless; just substitute the neutral blacks, grays and navies on your list of go-to's, with pink.