Pack up those flannels, cords, and wooly socks — it’s time to start sporting your spring and summer styles. You will be relieved to know that menswear trends haven’t change drastically since 2017, but we always want to make sure our guys know what to look for when shopping for the perfect pieces to update your wardrobe.
We visited Lizard Lounge, one of our favorite menswear stores in Portland, Oregon, to see what’s in this season. In-house stylist Jules Canda helped us pick out three classic, warm weather outfits that are on trend but not over-the-top. Big relief: No fanny packs in sight.
What to Look For This Season
Floral prints: You can be bold and sport a full-on floral shirt like this one from Naked and Famous, or you can show a little flower power in a tie or pocket square.
Basic sweatshirt for layering: In many parts of the world, even in the summer, there is a chill in the air, so a basic pullover like this one from Toad & Co. will keep the cold out yet not take away from the look you worked so hard on (we know you did).
Unstructured blazer: Sometimes the situation calls for a blazer— weddings, lunch with the boss, dinner with the in-laws. Unstructured blazers are lighter and usually unlined so you can look sharp and not be drenched in sweat.
Desert boot: If you aren’t a sandal man, but big boots are too much for the warmer weather, a desert boot is a perfect alternative. Redwing has one of our favorites.
If you’re in Portland and you stop by Lizard Lounge, mention The Manual video and you’ll receive a 15 percent discount no your purchase. Looking for something more formal this season? We’ve got you covered.
Video and images by Tomas Patlan.