Man-tastic

It’s Fa­ther’s Day to­mor­row, so it’s time to put our high heel ob­ses­sions on hold and fo­cus on style for the boys...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Index Fashion -

WHETHER the man in your life is David Beck­ham dap­per or David Cameron con­ser­va­tive, high sum­mer is a good time for him to shake things up and ex­per­i­ment with a fresh new look. Lee Douros, menswear buyer at my-wardrobe.com un­veils the key trends ev­ery man about town needs to have on their radar this sea­son.

EIGHT­IES CA­SU­ALS

For­get the neon and glow sticks, for a mod­ern take on the Eight­ies re­vival, it’s all about bran­dish­ing not-so-sub­tle lo­gos.

“There is a con­tin­u­ing resur­gence of Eight­ies ca­su­als brands with la­bels like Lyle & Scott, Fred Perry and Stone Is­land lead­ing the pack,” Douros ex­plains.

“Think Eight­ies-style knitwear and slim-fit­ting jersey po­los with that all-im­por­tant logo - the big­ger the bet­ter.

“For a clas­sic day look, team straight-cut or skinny jeans with a jersey polo but­toned to the neck and a slim-fit­ting v-neck cardi­gan or jumper in a bold bright colour or clas­sic marl grey.”

STYLE TIP: A white plimsoll is the es­sen­tial shoe for this laid-back look.

RIVIERA STYLE (right)

You don’t need a prom­e­nade and sea view to work beachin­spired styling this sea­son. Dive into the trend by mix­ing up ca­sual shorts and shirts with a slick blazer and deck shoes. “The cat­walks saw vari­a­tions of the clas­sic Riviera sum­mer style with light cot­ton linen shirts teamed with trousers or brightly-coloured pat­terned beach shorts - key prints for this sea­son in­clude stripes or Hawai­ian,” Douros ad­vises.

“Team a white cot­ton or linen shirt worn with chino-style shorts, a well-cut navy blazer un­but­toned, deck shoes and Rayban Way­far­ers for that quin­tes­sen­tial strolling-along-theSt-Tropez-prom­e­nade look.”

STYLE TIP: Al­ways wear your deck shoes mi­nus the socks! White linen

shirt, £25, cot­ton flat­front chi­nos, £25 and beige boat shoes, £15, all from Marks & Spencer NEXT – Men’s Tai­lored Waist­coat, £45 Smarten up your suits or ca­sual wear with this ver­sa­tile waist­coat, team with a crisp white Tee for ca­sual chic.

Blazer, £89.90, shirt, £42.90, trousers, £42.90, belt, £29.90, scarf, £7.90 and striped shoes, £49.90, all from Mango HE

DOU­BLE DENIM (above)

FIFTIES PREPPY (right)

Lyle & Scott Ar­chive jersey polo, £60, at my-wardrobe

Side step trusty old jog­gers and turn your at­ten­tion to denim to update your ca­sual en­sem­bles - and it’s a case of more the mer­rier, ac­cord­ing to Douros.

“Jeans have al­ways been a sta­ple in men’s wardrobes but, now in 2010, the only to way to wear your denim is to dou­ble it!

“The ma­jor trend for sum­mer is not just wear­ing one piece, but two at a time,” he ex­plains.

“My key ad­vice is not to pair a very fine chambray shirt with heavy denim jeans - try mix­ing a su­per-washed soft denim shirt with mid blue vin­tage-style jeans as a fool­proof for­mula.”

STYLE TIP: Ex­per­i­ment with washes and don’t be afraid to em­brace the blue. Sperry Top­siders navy leather deck shoes, £90 at my-wardrobe G Star shirt, £70, How­ick pink v-neck,

£30, Fila sports jacket,

£65 and Diesel pale blue skinny jeans, £170,

all from House of

Fraser

If tailor­ing is more your bag you can still look smart but re­laxed dur­ing the swel­ter­ing sum­mer months.

“A ma­jor story for the sea­son re­volves around the Fifties preppy man. This re­laxed work-to-week­end look brings back the sum­mer trouser sta­ple, the chino, which can be rolled up at the an­kle to wear with a deck shoe or white plimsoll,” Douros says. “Team them with a chambray-style or short sleeve checked shirt and a Harrington jacket.”

STYLE TIP: Keep the look uber-smart by but­ton­ing up your shirt to the neck and swap­ping the deck shoes for brogues.

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