Summer Elegance. Sometimes, or maybe alot of the times, you need more than ripped jeans and a t-shirt for your casual menswear. In the same sentiment of The New Summer Classics, try one or both of these looks to satisfy your more elegant side.
How to Ensure Your Wardrobe is Summer Elegant?
- A neutral palette that compliments your skin tone. Darker skin tones = beige, khaki, white / Paler skin tones = brown, burgundy, olive
- Fit. Not too big, not too small… just right.
- Material. While there are exceptions to the rule stay away from sporty workout materials.
AllSaints button-up, AllSaints shorts, AllSaints sweater, Topman tassel loafers, Vintage accessories
A tucked in button up is always preferred, but in summer months you get to forgo "the rules"… keep it loose and untucked for a more airy comfortable feeling.
Sidenote: I would like to commend AllSaints for the thoughtfulness of their button-up design above. These days we button it up— all the way, it's very stylish, but it can be a little tight on the neck. Their button-up features a hook top button that is hidden under the collar. This gives a cleaner crisper look and allows the neck a little breathing room. #TUGCrew says thanks.
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AllSaints Knit Sweater, Sol Angeles Shorts, Cole Haan Espadrilles, Vintage Accessories
Summer Elegant accessories includes items such as hats, beads, and anything that will add to your outfit without overpowering it.
Come back tomorrow, for Look 3. – #TUGCrew
Join us over the next couple months in our Summer Series: Teasers. The series will include the latest and the greatest in men's fashion, style, and grooming. If you don't already, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and as we finally build up our Instagram.
Let's start this 3 part Men's Fashion Look Book with the mandatory summer basics. These are some core summer wardrobe staples that will keep you, well, swaggy at all times.
The 90s: Dwayne Wayne and em’. As far as the 90s trend— we’ve moved from The Fresh Prince to A Different World. You and your crew should give a subtle Hillman College aura when hanging about. But it’s 2015, so your Whitley looks more like Tika Sumpter of course . The 90s subtlety comes from your choice of accessories, hairstyle/cut, and mix in of athletic wear and prep.
Men's Summer Fashion
Custom ripped Levis, Topman crew top, Topman huarache loafers, Duluth Pack backpack (above)
Ripped Jeans: Summer jeans might as well keep you cool, right? Rip’ it, cut it, breeaaathe. Pair them with huarache loafers– my favorite urban gent summer shoe btw, a lightweight short sleeve summer knit, the classic 90s herringbone, digital gold watch, and circle frames.
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Swimwear as Streetwear. You never know when a day party will turn into a pool party, so just be ready. Bright pool-adaptable shorts paired with a net / mesh shirt and chains worn underneath to give an inconspicuous shine at the right angles. Keep the top boxy, but proportionate to ensure a masculine look. Simple classic kicks, we chose suede navy Nikes, you might choose burgundy New Balances– wearer's choice.
Men's Summer clothing is all about keeping cool and staying ready.
Topman net shirt, Topman trunks, Nike Air Odyssey, Chrome backpack, Vintage frames and accessories
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Come back tomorrow, for Look 2. – #TUGCrew
It's been too damn long. Before the relaunch we're bringing you a series of teasers… gotta get our feet wet, before just jumping back in the water. No more kiddie pools, just the deep end… let's Michael Phelps this thing. .
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Must be: honest/trustworthy, college-degree preferred (not required depending on experience), stylish, hardworking, creative, hardworking (repeated on purpose), positive/optimistic personality, male or female.
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It's going to be an amazing summer, we're looking forward to this new addition to our team!
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