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Statement-Making Cardigans

Searching for a less casual layering alternative to a blazer? Look no further. Cardigans are your perfect winter companions, taking you through the cold weather in warmth and style. So what’s a cardigan?

It’s a knitted jumper that fastens in the front and that can be layered atop a shirt, a normal tee and pretty much anything else. What makes it a wardrobe staple is that it serves the same purpose of a jacket – keeps you warm and can be both buttoned for a more formal look and unfastened for a casual one. Brands such as Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren and many others have all put their little spin on the cardigan and it’s all very much promising. Now how to wear it with style? First things first; get a good fit and let it properly wrap your body. Other matters such as the color, the thickness of the knit and the style is all up to you! Our advice? Go for shawl collars this season.

And so, we’ve scoured the best cardigans in the Photo Gallery.

 

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Level Up Your Game with These Tees

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Did someone say tees? Yes, these little beauties are just the timeless addition that all men must have in their wardrobes. Because what’s an outfit without a good-old tee?

There are many styles of tees that men usually choose from; some might go for the crew neck style – the most common one of all with its circular and round neckline – while some might choose V-neck tees for a more appealing outlook (we’re not complaining). Another option is the “Henley” or Y-neck tee, which is a hybrid of the two other styles mentioned above. At the end of the day, whichever style you choose, it will probably reflect your personality, so choose it wisely. And that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to choose 8 unique tees that will flatter your look in all the right ways.

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All the Printed Shirts You Need This Summer

It’s no secret that the sunny season ushers colorful clothes and a plethora of fresh and funky prints. But it’s also very obvious that the shorter the sleeves, the better you’ll be able to cope with the writhing sun. That said, one of the most trending styles for men are the ever-so iconic Hawaiian shirts – you know, the button-down shirts that reveal short sleeves and preppy prints.

The trend has been witnessing a huge surge in popularity for the last couple of years, but this season has revealed a wild range of patterns, from floral prints to monograms – we’re looking at you Fendi – and other funky symbols. The relaxed silhouettes matched with patch pockets at the chest are this season’s perfect companions for a chilled out summer. Whether you’re going to the beach, spending the day with your loved ones or just attending another Casual Friday at work, these shirts will look good with either a pair of shorts, chinos or denims.

Grab a pair of sunnies and choose your favorite shirts to rock your summer in style!

 

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Fresh Summer Shorts

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Who wants to wear a pair of jeans, heck even chinos, when it’s so incredibly hot? Well, the good news is you actually don’t have to wrap yourselves in unnecessary layers. Meet this season’s best summer shorts – you know, the ones that will take you through the warm weather in sheer dapperness and style.

You might think that summer shorts are only fit for beach days, but here’s where you’re wrong. These shorts can take you from day to night in elegance, should they be styled right. Granted, we’re not saying you can wear them to your 9-to-5 job, but what’s a bit of style when you’re going to brunch with the guys or taking your loved one on a weekend getaway? The trick here is to style them correctly; meaning, pair them with linen blouses or basic tees and throw on a pair of espadrilles or boat shoes. Add a fedora to the look and you’ve got yourself a recipe for smartness!

Here’s a selection of fresh summer shorts that will make you want to take the whole summer off.

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Swimsuit Summer Daze

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Summertime madness means one thing and one thing only: the more swimsuits you have, the merrier the season will be. Swim shorts are the kind of summer essentials you just have to load up with, whether they’re shorter than usual, longer or even tighter than you want them to be – to each his style, right?

Truth be told, guys have it easier than women when dressing for a day at the beach. All they have to do is slip into their favorite swim shorts, pair them with a tee or a linen shirt and they’re good to go. Whereas women have to go through the whole matching process, not to mention sort out all their options – one-piece or two-piece? Skirt or dress? That said, looking cool in the pool this season is not so far off, should you choose the right swim shorts. This season, bold stripes, military hints and sea-inspired motifs are your go-to choices. Easily paired with your average tee and with a pair of sandals or boat shoes, swim shorts are so surprisingly versatile you’ll want to buy them all!

While we’re incredibly sorry for your wallet, check out our selection of must-have swim shorts.

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Brave the Heat in Linen Shirts

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It’s not summertime without a few of the best linen shirts a man can find. With the sun shining so bright and the air oh so warm, one couldn’t imagine going through the hot season without lightweight shirts. And by lightweight, we definitely mean linen.

Perhaps the mere thought of linen shirts might bring back the memories of those sweet summer days you spent laying by the pool, watching the sunset or even gallivanting by the beach shores to find your other half. But will all the daydreaming aside, linen shirts mean one thing and one thing only: staying smart when the writhing sun comes out. But how could one stay smart when it’s a scorching start to the season? Well, styling linen shirts is as easy as 1,2,3. All you have to do is pair them with either cargo pants, a pair of casual jeans, jersey shorts or even another linen suit to seal the deal!

Whether you’re just spending your day in the office, going on a warm weekend getaway or going to the beach, linen shirts will make sure you turn your warm days into fashionable ones!

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Keep Calm and Wear Summer Shorts

Is there anything cozier than a fresh pair of shorts to take you through the warm days of summer in style? We think not.

For a little while now, shorts have reached a much wider audience, what with the proliferation of chinos and all its derivatives. And while popular opinion would dictate that shorts are more on the “chilled” side of the spectrum, we’ve come to find that any man can turn a laid-back outfit into something classier and more stylish. So shorts, how will you wear them? Well for starters, there are no rules as long as you’re not tucking your short-sleeved tee inside of them – dad in the 90s style. But if we were to give you a couple of pointers on how to enhance this style, we’d probably veer you towards the relaxed attitude of a linen shirt or a denim shirt, let loose on top of said shorts. Pair it all with boater shoes or white sneakers, and you’re ready to go!

So beautiful people, get ready to wear some pretty fancy shorts this season!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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