In the search for what is new and trending in menswear for Spring/Summer 2014, I always like to browse the social media site Pinterest, where you will get a sense of what is popular not only among the designers, but also among the buyers and wearers of men’s fashion.
This week, I found a few favorite picks that I would like to share. First, is an ensemble by J Lindeburg, who can be found at Nordstrom’s or www.jlindeburgusa.com, which consists of a leather motorcycle jacket that is done in a dark stone color with zippered accents. This style of jacket is an essential in any man’s wardrobe and the color is a great Spring/ Summer neutral, which will blend well with the season’s whites and khaki colors and is less of a harsh color than jet- black leather. The motorcycle jacket is paired with a tan shirt and matching khaki trousers, which are fitted and have a more modern ankle length. I also like the chocolate brown, patent leather lace-up oxfords that add some pizzazz and the silky brown scarf that adds an elegant flair.
Next, is an outfit by Emporio Armani: The thinner, white knitted mesh-like tank top and jacket may not be for everyone, but it is a fantastic way to have full coverage in the Summer, without the weight. If you are leery of the sheerness, then a grey or taupe tone would blend better with skin tones and make the sheerness less obvious. I really like the Armani pull-on white pants with the tie waist and also the grey leather, casual lace-up shoes.
One of the two men’s accessories that caught my eye is this great canvas and leather, carry-all tote by Mark Guisti with the padded top handles and rope closure/shoulder strap, which is terrific piece for a day trip or an over-night.
The second accessory is this pair of JJ Surf Loafer Navy Men’s Canvas Shoes with the mixed shades of blue and floral interior for a great pair of casual kicks.