First of all - Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you ladies and gents pampered your mother with flowers and cards. My mother was a big style influence for me when I was young, and she’s the reason I was always complimented on my clothing when Mr. Boy was just Little Boy.
Inspired by a flowery day, I decided to address the topic of florals. Though florals have been featuring prominently on the catwalk and SS13 collections, many men won’t go near the stuff, and rightly so - wearing loud florals requires bravery and confidence. It can most certainly be pulled off (as I believe anything can) but requires either a very “fashiony” individual, or stark sunshine and huge cajones. So how would the average guy wear florals? Pieces, peaking out the sides, on the collar, on the cuffs - essentially, using florals as detailing.
Streetwear wise, I like floral caps such as those done by Supreme, or another brand I’ve recently been introduced to which is The World’s Original Face. Floral t-shirts aren’t too loud, and rolled up can be very Spring/Summery with some plain coloured shorts. Short-sleeve or small accessories like caps, pocket squares or ties are the best way to be appreciating some floral detailing, without seeming too much.
If I wanted to wear florals with smartwear, I’d accessorise again with a tie and matching pocket square, and I also love these bracers from Topman. I probably wouldn’t wear all three as you’ll look like a mismatched puzzle. Pick two of them, tone it down with a white shirt, some grey trousers (or black, to contrast the floral print) and you’ll look very dapper, as well as manly and brave enough to don the floral. Ideally I’d throw on a chunky knit cardigan but stores seem to be low on these with Spring/Summer season coming up, but roll up the sleeves for a casual AND smart approach to looking swish.
I’d really recommend experimenting with floral prints as it is a great way to pop colour into your wardrobe, as well as showing a certain flair. There are a wide range of floral prints from subtle to extreme, so contemplate adding the trend to your wardrobe.
Happy Mother’s Day again, take plenty of photos!
- Mr. Boy