By Ashley Brown
Spring by definition is a season of change and this year is no different when it comes to the men’s fashion landscape. From more relaxed cuts to brighter colors and casual styles, Lt-Insider gives you 2013’s guide to style from the streets of New York.
This spring the colored trouser is the perfect way to make a statement. These eye-catching slacks are the ultimate alternative to lackluster khakis or overplayed denim, and make the boldest impact when paired with a neutral shirt and neutral shoes. From fiery reds to electric blues, there is bound to be a shade for everyone.
A structured suit in the warmer months can feel a bit stuffy, but for 2013 the unstructured blazer is the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication to any outfit without compromising comfort and ease. Wear the look to less formal affairs including dinner out, a cocktail party or an evening with friends.
The chino is a classic, and what used to be the signature trouser for Dads everywhere has come a long way in recent seasons. Gone are the days of the baggy mega-pleated chinos, as the more contemporary flat front slash pockets make this revitalized trouser perfect for work and play.
Varsity Rugby Shirt
The varsity rugby shirt has been spotted on stylish men for nearly a decade now. This colorful and sharp alternative to more traditional button-downs or polos has a leg up on its counterparts due to the rugby polo’s saturated color palette. Once exclusively worn by the players themselves, this shirt offers the best of both worlds: a crisp white button-down collar as well as a vivid color scheme for added interest.
The polo shirt has been a summertime staple for decades. Even though the shirt bears the name of the English horseback sport popularized in the 1800’s, the polo shirt really came into the forefront when tennis player Rene Lacoste wore it in the 1920’s. The polo shirt is a classic for a myriad of reasons; it’s light cotton fabrication, short sleeves and un-starched collar being the most obvious. This time tested must-have has seen a few updates for spring, mainly vibrant and interesting hues and slim modern cuts.