Mixing Prints Guide For Men

I’m getting a habit of writing a “his & hers style tips” recently. Maybe I should look for a male co-blogger here to write about men fashion? Anyway, last week I wrote a trendy summer prints guide and now I’m writing one again but this time a guide for men. I think even the most sartorially adventurous gents will agree, pattern play is a bit of a challenge: Here, I break down into three the fundamentals of masterful print mixing.

Look 1

Striped and floral accents are the most approachable intro to the colorful world of mix-and-match. With an air of old-world charm, neckties and pocket squares are a good place to start. Those accessories may remind you of your grandpa or your old man but when done in colorful patterns and colors, mixing prints feels current.

mixing print guide for men

What you need:(click the thumbnail for larger view and details)

1. Stripped Tie
2. Floral Pocket Square
3. Houndstooth Jacket
4. Button Down

Look 2

Yes, even florals can take on a masculine edge (when worn in moderation, of course). Try your hand at DIY and stitch a printed panel into the hem of your favorite cuffed jean.

mixing prints guide for men

mixing prints guide for men

What you need: (click thumbnails for larger view and details)

1. Micro-Floral Shirt
2. Cuffed Jeans
3. Leather Motorcycle Jacket
4. Dessert Boots

Look 3

Contrary to popular belief, non-matching plaids can get along: The trick is to establish a unifying hue—say, navy blue or hunter green—to pull layers together and keep the rest of the look neutral. Different color combinations keep contrasting plaids from blending.

mixing prints guide for men

What you need: (click the thumbnails for larger view and details)

1. Plaid Shirt
2. Plaid Bomber Jacket

Hope guys and women who want’s to reinvent their man’s look out there would find this guide helpful. If you could notice the sample photos, those are from Beso’s style guide video below. Watch it for more tips.

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