Side By Side: In Print
Prints are it in menswear for spring 2014, whether it’s in the form of printed pants (Michael Bastien), printed shirts (Dries Van Noten) or the almighty all-over printed suit (Dolce&Gabbana, Jil Sander, Givenchy).
A simple way to hit the trend? Easy: the printed plimsoll sneakers.
For urban usage, style this footwear trend one of two ways: sedate and sleek, by dressing up a pair of chinos – or an ode to 90’s skate-culture (minus the mall-grab).
Get it going on with one of these looks:
Nothing dresses up a pair of beige chinos like a duotone sweater in the season’s ubiquitous navy and grey, topped with Top Gun-cool aviator sunglasses. Stuff your man-of-the-world essentials into the many pockets of the rugged Madill brown backpack, featuring brass metal buckles. Then put a fine point on the look with the Ohanzee canvas plimsoll, half white, half pale blue-and-white polka dot print – worn lace-less, takes it one step further into the land of casual shoe.
Take the trend to the skate park (or just the sidewalk) by contrasting the birdy-printed Jaufres kicks with an all-black outfit. Start with your favourite slim-cut denim paired with an onyx varsity jacket with contrasting silver sleeves – for the element of surprise. Keep the sleek monochromatic effect going with the Mornago black backpack, big enough for everything but your board – then top off the look with the Whitmann 5 panel cap with an embellished tribal-patterned peak. Why hit one print trend when you can hit two?