Big, bold and beau­ti­ful – Men’s fash­ion takes a bow! -By Asha Chowdary

The Luxury Collection - - Contents - -By Asha Chowdary

A dusty pink suit or black and white at­tire? An over sized jacket or a snug blazer? Re­laxed trousers or struc­tured pants? Sneak­ers or shoes? These are the new choices of the style­con­scious man as the warm winds of change bring in an­other fash­ion sea­son into his world. A sea of smart and ex­cit­ing op­tions has opened up for the man who loves to look his best all year round. There is a rush of ra­di­ant colour, a tsunami of prints and a whirl­wind of edgy looks to keep this wardrobe fresh and up­dated, even as com­fort re­mains top pri­or­ity in his fash­ion wardrobe this sea­son.

Check out the hottest trends of sum­mer...

Super-size me

Men who de­spaired of ever get­ting into the skinny suits of yes­ter­day can heave a sigh of re­lief. This is the sea­son of the over-sized and many lay­ered suits in cool colours and light fab­rics. This loose and lay­ered look is good for sum­mer, both for the plus-sized man who yearns for ex­treme com­fort, and also good for those who are slim and want to look mus­cu­lar. Be­sides the big suits, pants are also get­ting wider and more vo­lu­mi­nous and var­ied in tex­ture and prints. The key to wear­ing this look cor­rectly is by team­ing over-sized clothes with close fit­ting at­tire in or­der to get the bal­ance right.

Fab­ric choices

Men have a world of choices for their sum­mer wardrobes, right from wrin­kle free clothes to gar­ments that wick away

per­spi­ra­tion. But it is al­ways best to stick to the ba­sic fab­ric choices, in­stead of clever fab­ric in­no­va­tions for sum­mer. Cot­ton, linen and cot­ton-linen blends are ideal for the warm weather, es­pe­cially in blaz­ers, sum­mer suits and shirts. Make sure to choose light­weight gar­ments that are in colours like white, beige or cream. Seer­sucker and trop­i­cal wools are also good fab­rics to buy for the sea­son.

Stripe story

Stripes are eter­nally chic and sexy and this year, they are more pro­nounced and ubiq­ui­tous than ever be­fore. From bold, play­ful, sporty and colour­ful to el­e­gant – the va­ri­ety of stripes in the stores are end­less. Stripes can be found in many men’s gar­ments like suits and shirts. A made-to-mea­sure striped suit, for in­stance can look truly el­e­gant even in lighter colours like beige and cream.

Lov­ing Pink

Soft pink and faded pas­tels are high on the pop­u­lar­ity charts in men’s year this year. This beau­ti­ful colour is all set to take top spot in men’s fash­ion col­lec­tions. The colours in the pink pal­ette range from baby pink to gen­tle rose to bright fuch­sia. Many in­ter­na­tional fash­ion de­sign­ers pre­sented menswear in a vast spec­trum of pinks on the cat­walks this year. In­ter­est­ingly, the colour pink has also extended to men’s caps, hood­ies and sneak­ers.

Bold Shoul­der

Like the big suits, the big shoul­der is just as im­por­tant this year. The big shoul­der or the ‘struc­tured shoul­der’, as it is called, adds a new di­men­sion to a man’s coat or shirt al­most in­stantly. The look is es­pe­cially stylish in light blaz­ers and coats and is the must-try-out style of the fash­ion sea­son.

Print per­fect

Re­mem­ber the cam­ou­flage prints that used to be an in­trin­sic part of the sa­fari suit of a cer­tain era in the past? Some years ago, these prints were also used in for­mal wear in a big way. Well, they are back in style this year again, but in a more re­laxed and ca­sual man­ner. You can wear cam­ou­flage prints from head to toe or as an ac­cent piece in a suit or with street wear at­tire.

It’s all about en­joy­ing the mo­ment

Men can look for­ward to plenty of fun and light­ness over this fash­ion sea­son. It prom­ises to be a sum­mer of con­trasts, with 90s type clothes to com­fort­able sports­wear to lux­u­ri­ous light-weight suits and trousers. The best way to en­joy the fash­ion of the hour is by try­ing out new style trends, not be­ing afraid to ex­per­i­ment and by learn­ing to en­joy the new colours of sum­mer that can trans­form both the look and sil­hou­ette of the fash­ion­able man.

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