When it comes to tackling florals, many guys want to take a more refined approach to the trend. And there’s no reason why the sartorially-inclined among us can’t work florals into both our smart and casual ensembles, seeing as men have been donning the print for years. In fact, florals are one of the most traditional patterns out there and can make an extremely elegant addition to an outfit, when utilised correctly. Florals will be an obvious choice come spring, but we’d prefer to break them out early. A sweet bouquet is just the right remedy for the gloomy, winter weather. Lead by Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, and Erdem, the flowers of the moment are set on a black canvas rather than white—and during these dark winter days we’re all about the moodier palette.
The thought of adding florals to your wardrobe can be pretty intimidating. Stereotypically feminine and flamboyant, it’s hard to imagine how this type of print could come across stylish, or even masculine. The arrival of dark florals takes care of this issue as well. The muted take on florals is perfect for the guys who run away from trying this print. It’s perfect for an evening date or a night out at the most happening club in the tow.
I tried my favorite print on print for this trend. I kept it little experimental because of the dark colors. I opted for a ditsy printed floral shirt set on a dark canvas with a bold printed tie which has the similar dark base.
There are many ways of simply nodding to the floral trend in a way that is both subtle and sophisticated. I am of course, referring to the finishing touches of a man’s ensemble: accessories. From socks and ties to pocket squares and eyewear, accessories offer the easiest way to incorporate florals into your look this season. Try other accessories like watches and wristbands to tone down the whole look.
Keep shoes in tone with your look. I opted for blue oxfords so that it doesn’t stand out as another element. When wearing two prints together, try to go for a neutral base to keep the whole look sublte yet imapctful.
A small tweak that makes a big difference to your overall aesthetic is buttoning your shirt to the top. Buttoning all the way up is a slick, of-the-moment styling technique that nods to a mod influence. Effortlessly cool and masculine. Try it at work with or without tie, you will surely make some heads turn.
So, from dark and subtle florals for those building up their confidence, to bolder styles for guys wanting to make a statement – the power of the flower is not to be underestimated in a gentleman’s wardrobe.
So there you have it, our round up of the best ways to introduce florals to your wardrobe this season. Whether you decide to take a subtle or statement approach to one of the hottest trends, just remember that it’s all about leaving your comfort zone and taking a risk. If you can master this print, you can master any style!
Shirt- United Colors of Benetton
Sunglasses and Tie- Koovs
Trousers and Shoes- Zara
Watch- Tommy Hilfiger
Location Courtesy- Cubbon park, Bangalore
Photography- Noah Dyvadheenam