It seems that the lead up to spring 2016 is blooming for all the gentlemen out there.
I’ve noticed lots of colour, prints and patterns already gracing the windows of our menswear boutiques and department stores.
Aussie label M.J. Bale‘s “new arrival Spring suiting stars” seem to be diverting everyone’s attention.
It’s really quite exciting.
Often the gorgeous men folk in our lives can be a little overlooked in the sartorial splendour department.
Goodness, they’ve not looked so ‘absolutely fabulous’ in such a long time.
This year I see a return to a little fun. And who doesn’t love that!
M.J. Bale have produced a simply stunning range for ‘well dressed gentlemen’ this season.
Blazers like the palm leaf covered “Porton” navy jacket. Fully lined in a tropical print, it has a toned down “Miami” feel.
And the striped “Eales” jacket has a preppy “mad dogs and Englishman” vibe.
Just perfect for the stylish man about town.
And if you’d like to follow a very stylish man check out the “man in the striped shirt” on Instagram, you don’t get more dapper than this uber cool gent!
I think this piece would be in his wardrobe in a flash.
Pair with the “Dean” off white denim jean and either a smart T-shirt or plain white shirt.
Don’t fight with the print, keep the rest simple and stylish.
And the “Neapolitan” suede belt in a choice of navy, green and grey and you’re finished to perfection.
There will sure to be a bevvy of beautiful boys wearing the super H. Humes leather jacket from M.J. Bale, and grabbing a vintage car to go cruising in style.
Never forget how essential a sublime accessory is.
It’s the little touches that can make or break your look.
I adore a french cuff, and cufflinks are a fun way to express yourself if you have to be a touch on the conservative side.
Don’t be afraid to mix it up and be a little outrageous.
Let your personality shine through with your choice, it’s subtle, but you would be surprised at how many people notice.
And feel free to add a bit of pizzaz with a colourful tie. Try colours you wouldn’t normally dream of wearing.
That being said, make sure it’s a hue that flatters your complexion. A red head in a red tie is never a great look.
British label Paul Smith is always a “go to” label.
He has such a sense of whimsy and humour in his designs.
Fantastic colour and fabrics, topped off by streamlined design, you can’t go wrong.
So this spring why not take a walk on the wild side and embrace the print.
It’s stylish, fun and an easy way to inject an easy style into your wardrobe.
Leap into the colour of Spring, its a stunning season.
Jo Bayley, Fashion Editor, The Culture Concept Circle, 2016