A man works all week in a suit to play on the weekends in a casual shirt. The time to play prints charming isn't just for fun occasions or when its time to hit the beach - its every weekend when you're ready to let go of all seriousness and make some moves in public after Netflix-and-chill binging. The modern man's uniform for weekend outfits is usually a t-shirt, well fitting polo, or a button down with a pair of well-fitting chinos and driving loafers that are almost worthy of being worn to wear to work.
Who says you can't have a staycation by changing up your look? Studies show that wearing a tropical shirt lightens your mood by....
Ok, there was no research done on that. But it sounds believable, right? Its bound to happen, which is why we're going to tell you how you can still wear your favorite tropical shirt without embarrassing yourself.
Challenge the status-quo and lighten your mood by indulging in what was a classic trend last summer, but still stands as a piece that can make a statement on the weekends.
Bold & bright is huge in menswear right now, yet for years now, Hawaiian shirts have been at the fore-front of casual style - but normally in a tasteless way. Having visions of your uncle (probably intoxicated) in Cancun in this shirt is completely normal. Last summer, we saw a shift in the way the 'vacation shirt' was used in the every day casual summer style of men across the world.
There are two main areas you should be concerned with when shopping for a great fit: the arm sleeve and the length of the shirt. The length of the shirt should hit the high to mid part of your zipper, and the sleeves should fit snug around your biceps. This is because you don't want to get too casual in terms of fit and look like, well, someone's uncle on vacation.
So, How do I wear it?
Would you wear a watch on both of your wrists?
I'm glad I have your attention - because the first rule of thumb is that only one statement piece should be used per outfit (sometimes two if you really know what you're doing) - especially whe wearing a 'rodeo' of a shirt like this. Therefore, a neutral pair of shorts or chinos in navy, white or khaki is almost always a safe bet.
Simple trainers or driving moccasins are great shoe options for keeping it classy, yet keeping the attention on the shirt.
Written by: DJ Hargrave
DJ Hargrave is a menswear influencer and founder of Tailor Made Style. His goal as an influencer and blogger is to empower others to become the strongest version of themselves through their style. You can find him on Instagram @tailormade.style and on Snapchat @tailoramdedj