4.26.19

Spice Up Your Spring With Fun and Trendy Patterns and Prints

Spring is upon us and summer is on its way, so it’s time to have some fun with style and experiment with out-of-the-box colors, patterns, and prints. After all, the monochromatic dreariness of winter is gone – dark solid colors should follow suit!

You may ask how you can spring for more daring styles without sacrificing sophistication or accidentally committing a fashion faux pas. As a leader in men’s image consulting in the Philadelphia area, we at Henry A. Davidsen have compiled a list of fashion trends we have spotted for 2019 and provided some commentary to give you a few things to consider adding to your wardrobe this spring.

Pinstripes Are Back!

There’s been a resurgence of styles from the 80’s and 90’s, and though we do not advise our clients to jump on the everything-oversized bandwagon, we’re happy to see the pinstripe return to the forefront of fashion. While they never truly went away (classic styles never do, after all), we’re seeing them on runways and they’re more prevalent in our fabric books for custom suits as well..

Today, pinstriped suits are a way to stand out from the crowd. Wear a dark navy pinstripe to look smart and classy, but do not go overboard with your accessories! A simple tie bar or pocket square is sufficient to set off your look.

Also, remember the effects of stripes: they elongate the frame. Tall men don’t need any help looking taller and may want to avoid stripes, while short men benefit greatly from vertical lines. Your frame should also dictate the spacing and size of the stripe you choose. Larger men look best in thicker, wider-spaced stripes, whereas thinner men look better in thinner, more narrowly-spaced stripes.

Checkers is Not Just A Board Game

Plaids and geometric shapes are trending very high this year. A staple in the winter, plaid has a warming appearance that is reminiscent of colder weather, but this versatile pattern is appearing in other seasons this year. Blue bases with fuschia accents are very popular this spring, and green continues to be a strong color for custom and made-to-measure menswear.

If you are looking for some variety this spring, consider wearing a short-sleeved checkered shirt with brighter colors to stand out and celebrate the sunshine.

Single-Layer Statement

As the weather warms up, casual and formal attire start to lose layers, which means that the decisions you make are more impactful than in colder seasons. For example, your t-shirt becomes your only shirt, instead of an accent piece under a v-neck sweater. Try some patterned and colorful short-sleeved button-front shirts with solid-color shorts, or flip the top and bottom and explore fun short designs and solid shirts.

There is no better way to infuse some excitement and personality into your look this season than to experiment with patterns and colors. Immerse yourself in the world of new, and you may find that you like what it brings out in you. This list is certainly not exhaustive, and the options are many and sundry.

If you wish to stand out or experience a little variety while still looking dapper and impressive, consider speaking with one of our expert image consultants for new looks and the best bespoke suits in Philadelphia. Give us a call for more details!

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