Men, just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a jacket. Pairing a lightweight blazer with shorts is a tried and true way to say, “I know it’s summer, but I still have style.”
There are a few more benefits to this dynamic wardrobe duo other than looking put together. First of all, you probably already have all the pieces to the outfit; every man should have a few pairs of shorts and at least one lightweight blazer. Secondly, a jacket is a great way to look fresh in the heat. If you are going to wear a single layer in the summer, you are going to sweat through it. A layer on top actually hides embarrassing sweat marks and keeps you looking chipper – even in sweltering heat.
There are a few ways to pull off the blazer/shorts combo:
Nick Wooster keeps it formal with a tie and pocket square.
A v-neck sweater over a patterned shirt lends a preppy, American feel that will make you look like you just stepped out of a Tommy Hilfiger ad into Nantucket.
Alas! Are those cargo shorts? Camo cargo shorts? Indeed they are. Don’t be so stuffy! Try this rough approach to boldly state, “I’m a man AND I care how I dress.”
Posted by florenceandmillie on August 10, 2012
Good shorts can be hard to find. This fact led the guys at Chubbies to create their own line. This entrepreneurial bunch embarked on a mission to design shorts that were comfortable, radical, and just a little shorter than normal.
Chubbies are manufactured in the San Francisco Bay area from locally sourced materials and finished with a rock wash to give them a super-soft, worn feel. Now, these shorts may be comfortable, but they are definitely not for the faint of heart. Chubbies style is funky, fresh, and irreverent. Their Remember the 80′s line features ridiculously bright colors and names such as: “The Journeys”, “The Def Leps“, and ”The Hoffs”.
Adjusting to the colors may be an easy step for some, but adjusting to the length might prove difficult. Chubbies pull inspiration for their inseams from the shorts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Guys may not be accustomed to showing so much leg, but this is where the industry is headed. Baggy, cargo shorts (thankfully) will not be seen in modern menswear for a while.
Check out the Chubbies site here. Be brave, order a pair, and don’t expect their shorts to come anywhere near your knees.
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 19, 2012