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Men’s Fashion Advice – More Suit Styles for 2014 Season

Rise and shine gentleman! Summer has officially arrived and that means you’re already late to update your 2014 wardrobe for the season. But don’t fret, this article is here to save the day before you stress sweat through a freshly dry cleaned shirt. Grab some deodorant, read on to discover the four main trends in men’s suit styles this summer, and you’ll save a hell of a lot of time.

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High Rise and Rolled Pants

The first suit trend to immediately educate yourself in this season, relates to the pants half of the outfit. Long considered a boring necessity to any dressy occasion, that’s about to change – for the next few months at least. Say goodbye to a full pant and hello to your ankles! Both high rise and rolled suit pants have burst onto the menswear scene and instantly became very popular. The best part about this trend is that it’s completely possible to adapt any suit pants you already owned – just roll them up. If however you’re in the market for some newbies, make sure to stop by Politix
– they’ve got an excellent collection.

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Prints

Trend number two for summer 2014 is the bold and beautiful printed suit. Coming in variations of a full suit, or singular printed jackets or pants, there are numerous ways you can work this look to your personal liking and style. It’s a great option when your tried and true black or navy work suits have got you feeling glum – it’s a pick-me-up not only for you but also for everyone around you.

If you’re feeling a tad apprehensive about whether you can pull off such a bright look, don’t be. It’s summer time and everyone’s feeling good. Besides, if you choose to wear just the printed jacket or pants – the rest of your outfit can be very neutral, making the look less overwhelming.

Double Breasted Blazers

If you’re in the market for a new suit jacket, this trend is for you. Ditch your boring old classic of a jacket, and step out in a new double-breasted blazer. Yes, you heard right – the double-breasted blazer is back in, and it’s making every man look that little bit more refined. Despite the (incorrect) reputation that they’re a bad vintage relic from past decades, a well-fitted and short tailored jacket can make any man step out in style. The excellent part to this trend is that they can be made in any colour or material, so it’s easy to incorporate into any wardrobe.

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White Suits

Finally, the last trend to keep in mind for summer 2014 is the white suit. Ignore the part of your brain that is flashing any Elvis clichés and listen up. A white suit can be the epitome of summer styling, class, and refinement. Of course, you can’t go around wearing any crinkled, stained white suit you find – this is about attiring yourself in crisp, fresh, and unstained apparel. But when done well, this look screams summer and when you wear one you’ll find yourself generously shouting a Pimms for everyone.

The above four pointers are an excellent way to ensure your wardrobe is up to date and looking refined for summer 2014. So, get to it gentlemen – you have no shopping time to waste!

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Men’s Fashion Spotlight – BlueMint Men’s Arthur Swim Shorts

When looking for swim trunks, there are a few qualities that you definitely shouldn’t skimp on. Swimwear should be comfortable, stylish, and versatile. One company takes pride in providing their customers with a line of swim shorts that are relaxed, are constructed of bright Italian fabrics that are soft to the touch and are quick drying, and are able to take you from beachside to lunch at a café is BlueMint. Each swim short from the “Arthur” line has a mid-length inseam, elastic waistband with side and back pockets, and an elasticized net lining. The differences at BM are the attention that they give to cut, material, and design, while keeping the prices reasonable at 70 Euros.

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The selection of men’s swim shorts at BlueMint includes some bold designs and patterns, as well as solid colors. One example is the BlueMint Arthur in stripey green print trunk. It has incorporated the continuing trend of striped patterns with its wide vertical green and white striping. It would be complimented by a solid white t-shirt or button-down and with the swim short’s water resistant Italian fabric, you could easily get from poolside to “Happy Hour” in no time.

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Next, is the BlueMint Arthur in palm print, which is a floral pattern that is grounded by a black background and neutral tones. The color combination makes it a more wearable floral pattern and sparks thoughts of California surfing or relaxing on the white Caribbean sands.

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The second floral pattern swim short, BlueMint Arthur in secret print, is a little more graphic in nature and has bolder shades of reds, purples, oranges, and blues. The bright tones of this swim trunk could be enhanced with a brightly colored shirt color that is pulled from the pattern, or toned down by wearing a darker navy top.

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The last one is my favorite – BlueMint- Arthur in camo print – and exemplifies the popular trend of the camouflage pattern in fashion, but modernizes it by using shades of blue, black, and white. It is a great pattern for guys who want to break away from the solids, but are not into stripes or florals.

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Women’s Fashion Advice – How To Master Prints

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.

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Lesson #112: Soccer Jerseys

The World Cup’s well underway and plenty of folks got the right idea of showing support for their country’s team by sporting a jersey. Sure, it’s a little contrived, but ultimately forgivable – as long as you put them away in the closet after the last whistle’s blown. But as with all things appareled, you should be careful and know what exactly you’re getting when you go searching for your fútbol fanwear.

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International Soccer Jersey Shirts – Portugal World Cup Jersey T-Shirt
INFEASIBLE: Jerseys with prints
Screen-printing might work for t-shirt graphics, but they come off as tacky and flat on jerseys. This is simply because most jerseys, like the one above, are made from polyester and therefore give everything on them an extra dose of gloss. Fake fake FAKE.

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Adidas 2010 Argentina Home Youth World Cup Soccer Jersey
Feasible: Embroidered jerseys
Embroidered insignias looks ten times better, don’t they? They give the piece some dimensionality and texture, even a look of uniqueness. Of course anything with embroidery is going to be more expensive than what comes with prints, but come on now, do you want to look the mook at the sport bars? Didn’t think so.
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