I promised you a rose gar­den

The Weekend Australian - Life - - STYLE - KEN THOMP­SON kthomp­son­stylist@ big­pond.com

This win­ter we can no longer do that corny adage about blokes be­ing “thorns be­tween the roses”.

If ever there were a sea­son for men to sport flo­ral gar­ments this is it.

De­sign­ers such as Gucci and Paul Smith have given guys the world over the ex­cuse to aban­don those dreary plains and geo­met­rics, throw cau­tion to the pollen-filled wind and frolic in the gar­den of herba­ceous fab­rics.

Last Satur­day, I spot­ted a gag­gle of early-30s guys head­ing off to a wed­ding and was struck by the florif­er­ous ties and pocket squares, but most no­tably the chap who lay­ered his flo­ral shirt and tie with acute aplomb; the spec­ta­cle gave the Chelsea Flower Show a run for its money.

Men have loved Hawai­ian shirts for decades and this is like the “af­ter­noon tea” ver­sion of those dis­tinc­tive palm and flo­ral prints.

Wear it with a slim­line navy tai­lored suit or a light wool over­coat to make win­ter seem just a tad more like spring. Once you’ve dis­cov­ered the gar­den print I am sure you shall dig it.

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