Utilizing prints is one of the best ways to add depth, intrigue, and a personal touch to your outfits. If you aren’t sure where to start, stripes and polka dots are the neutrals of the print world. Supremely easy to incorporate into any kind of ensemble—they go with almost everything, including other prints (you can never go wrong mixing polka dots with a floral! Or stripes with polka dots.). For those in need of inspiration, J Crew has some excellent examples of how to wear prints.
Believe it or not gents, clothing fabric is an important consideration in life, not just the upholstery fabric of your car or what comprises your furniture. While browsing through the men’s runway styles for Spring 2013, I saw the return of a lot of natural fabrics like cotton, silk, and linen. Even though materials like acrylic and polyester have come a long way from when they were introduced in their original form, the natural fiber materials still seem to always be at the forefront of fashion. Natural fabrics like cotton and linen have the ability to “breathe”, unlike their man made polyester and acrylic counterparts.