It’s tricky to convince a man that his suit is boxy, the contours oversized, and the overall look outdated. The only real test is to have a gentleman try on a fitted suit and see for himself the transformation that can occur. He will never go back – the proof is in the pudding. And the pudding is at J. Crew.
J. Crew designs essential pieces that should be staples in every man’s wardrobe. Their Spring/Summer 2014 Collection comprises clothing that is light, accentuates the classic slim fit, and is, of course, stylish and current…
The Ludlow should in fact be the staple in a man’s ever-evolving wardrobe and an item to rotate in his summer collection as well (think weddings, client meetings, work retreats, etc.). With a tailored, modern cut accentuating a trim silhouette, tighter notches on the slender lapels, and a lighter fabric that is made from luxurious Italian oxford cloth, this suit is incredibly versatile and will stand the test of time.
Gingham is all the rage this season, offering a bold, printed variation on the classic dress shirt. A perfect go-to in a man’s summer arsenal, J. Crew’s casual dress shirts offer a classic fit, a button-down collar, and are machine washable. It’s amazing what a little gingham can do for a man.
Two looks to be coveted this season: the Essential Chino, a classic cotton-linen chino that’s lightweight and no fuss; and the fitted Denim, offering a narrow look that lengthens a man’s body without the “skinny jeans” fad. J. Crew’s pants are more tailored at the base, staying away from the outdated boot cut. Men can throw these easygoing summer pants on with a stylish button-down for an effortlessly crisp, refined look in minutes.
There are a few summer staples that all men should adhere to. There is the casual Vans for J. Crew for a weekend day look (try their washed canvas neutral); the Island Slipper for beach days (offering style and comfort); and the classic Dress Shoe or Loafer for work, weddings, and events (try lighter shades for the summer months – neutrals and blues).
What are some of your summer wardrobe essentials? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.