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What You Need To Know For Summer 2016

Why this season is all about comfort and causal style.

This season’s fashion trends feature the seamless combination of the gentlemen’s leisurewear and the adventurer’s activewear. Suave and genteel styles are fused with strong fabrics and bold colors to create a thoroughly contemporary look. Think back to The African Queen or King Solomon’s Mines and you’ll get an idea of why this unlikely combination looks so good. Before the unkempt Indiana Jones style action heroes caught the public’s attention, masculine protagonists were well-dressed and refined, as well as courageous explores of untamed lands.

So what should your closet hold this summer? Our advice is to go with brightly colored Cuban collar shirts, light anorak jackets, and Chino-style trousers. For a little extra effect, you can even cap it off with a straw trilby hat.

Colors

This summer, it’s best to err on the side of the bold when selecting your wardrobe. Verdant greens, bright reds, and cool blues especially will set the tone for your overall look. Don’t be timid with the more colorful options; pair these vivid hues with more neutral linen accents to let the colors really speak out.

When putting your ensemble together, try a bright Cuban collar with a slightly more subdued trouser, and tie the two together with neutral accessories.

Fabrics

Light and cool linen shirts are on the runway this summer, their casual air befitting both the lazy Sunday afternoon and the invigorating Friday night party. For pants, stronger fabric, such as denim, is in store for the debonair man. The lightweight linen complimented by the heavy denim walks the tightrope between observer and participant; between relaxation and fun in the sun.

Behind it all is the unmistakeable intention of comfort. Professional trousers you can relax in and casual button-down shirts speak to a season of outdoor enjoyment.

Styles

We’ve already mentioned the comeback of the Cuban collar, but the most prominent element of your summer wardrobe has got to be the impeccably stylish Enzo jeans. This style features the durability of denim in a classic jean cut. Though sturdy enough for the active man, the flat front and slim leg give anyone a dapper air.

Pair your shirt with trousers in deeper, more saturated shades for a multi-faceted, colorful look. Moda Italy offers a wide variety of Enzo jeans in rich hues that range from luxurious cobalt blues and blazing reds to the more subdued earth tones of moss green and clay brown. Of course, if you’d prefer to play it safe, there are always the timeless denims and solid black pants that compliment nearly any style and color imaginable.

Top it all of with a lightweight anorak jacket on those rainy summer days. Also falling into the theme of early exploration of the natural world, the anorak’s pockets and (sometimes) drawstrings add a more layered look to summer apparel while still appearing refreshingly casual. If you choose to wear a hat this season, select a fedora or trilby style in straw or faux-straw material.

This summer, the gentlemen adventurer is back in vogue, and we couldn’t be happier.

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