Clockwise from top
H&M striped crew neck tee
BDG royal blue shorts (from Urban Outfitters)
Varvatos oxford shoes (bought at Buffalo Exchange)
H&M large-print gingham in red (on sale for $10)
H&M small-print gingham in grey (on sale for $15)
J.Crew long-sleeved striped crew neck
Sperry Top Siders, J.Crew 7″ classic chino shorts (bought at Buffalo Exchange).
OK, so from these labels, you know I don’t mean “Made in America,” but classic American style. The trends hitting the stores right now for spring are obvious: casual, comfortable, classic.
Guys, it doesn’t get much easier and cheaper than this!!!
But it’s always helpful to have a few guidelines. A few things to keep in mind when you’re picking up your American inspired pieces:
- What would JFK do? Whenever I need an idea, I flip through the internet and look at Jack on vacation with the family. He was always flawless.
- Go commando! When you’re shoe shopping, think of shoes that you can wear without socks. Nothing says spring fashion like ditching the clunky boots and chunky socks, so embrace it!
- Brighten up. I normally don’t go for a lot of colors, especially red because of my naturally rosy cheeks, but it’s time to go bold or go home. Instead of your usual khaki shorts, try a solid color chino.
A couple “timeless” pieces from your closet that we don’t consider “classic” – plaid shorts, cargos, relaxed fit jeans, crocs. As for shirts, when in doubt, if it’s wrinkled, it’s not a classic.
Now that I have all my new spring clothes, I’m just waiting for the warm weather to permanently set in so that I can sit outside and down a nice cold beer.