The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy

His time is now.

Checks and Cashmere, Desert Boots and Pink accents, the biggest trends for the boys this autumn are the perfect blend of refined and relaxed. Here is your 5-point shopping guide for the guy in your life!

27 May 2016 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

Nothing much on this weekend? Why not take the opportunity to add some fresh finesse to the wardrobe of your lover, brother, boyfriend or best male mate? Autumn 2016 is turning on the charm for the boys with checks proving the statement print, and pink taking centre stage as the shade to be seen in. Cashmere, co-ordinating back with traditional desert boots – albeit with a sophisticated twist – are also helping to create an aesthetic that is both relaxed, yet refined.

This season, the boys are going to have so much fun with their fashion! Here’s how you can help steer them in the right direction.

Puff Piece

Choose your own adventure when it comes to jackets – whether denim, trench or a bomber – keep them slightly more slimline than the ladies versions. For the best take on the trend, ensure jackets hit the hip – or lower – and for a weightier look, go for shearling lining. A cosy coup indeed!

Stylizen Shops:

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - ASSEMBLY Romance Jacket

ASSEMBLY Romance Jacket, $179.95 – available at Universal Store.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Braddock Bomber Jacket

Braddock Bomber Jacket, approx. $396 – available at AllSaints.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Country Road Longline Parka

Country Road Longline Parka, $249 – available at David Jones.

Cashmere

There is something seriously sexy about a man in a knit. It’s rugged but totally lovable, giving guys a softer edge. Think Robert Redford in ‘The Way We Were’ – dashing and windswept and oh so handsome! This season, keep the silver-screen dream alive with a cashmere knit or blend blazer for your fellow that they can wear on weekends with much-loved denim or during the week in combo with a shirt and tie, blazer or vest.

Stylizen Shops:

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Paul Smith Men's Navy Flag Intarsia Cashmere Sweater

Paul Smith Men’s Navy Flag Intarsia Cashmere Sweater, $635 – available at Paul Smith.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Calibre Cotton Cashmere Blazer

Cotton Cashmere Blazer, $699 – available at Calibre.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Hackett FN GG Half-Zip Top

Hackett FN GG Half-Zip Top, $340 – available at The Iconic.

Desert Boot

The shoe of the season is paying homage to the style that hit the stores back in 1949. Designed for British army officers, the traditionally suede upper and crepe rubber sole of the ‘Desert Boot’ meant that these kicks were more for the laid back chap than the working man. This extremely versatile casual shoe goes where off-duty trainers simply can’t!

Stylizen Shops:

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Sierra Pebble Tan Desert Boot

Sierra Pebble Tan Desert Boot, $199 – available at Antione & Stanley.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - SAINT LAURENT Fringed Desert Boots

SAINT LAURENT Fringed Desert Boots, $551.14 – available at Farfetch.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Clarks Originals Men's Desert Suede Boots

Clarks Originals Men’s Desert Suede Boots, $189.95 – available at SurfStitch.

Pink

Real men wear pink. This blush shade is so big in women’s fashion this season, there is no reason you can’t share the love. Wear it with pride in shirts and sweaters, or pare it back a bit by donning cosy rosy socks or a scarf to add a dash of panache. Pink is also a great trans-seasonal colour, making it an investment that will take you through to spring, summer and beyond.

Stylizen Shops:

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Huf Anne Freeman Saguaros Have Eyes Crew Sock

Huf Anne Freeman Saguaros Have Eyes Crew Sock, $25.95 – available at SurfStitch.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - 120% LINO Button-Cuff Linen Shirt

120% LINO Button-Cuff Linen Shirt, $227 – available at Matches Fashion, $227 – available at Matches Fashion.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - Calibre Robyn Skinny Tie

Robyn Skinny Tie, $149 – available at Calibre.

Checks

From flannelettes to high-end shirts, duster coats to scarves, checks are the print of the season for the guys. Go with a traditional lilt and choose shades of red, blue and white, or you can mix it up entirely with a muted grey and white option. Again, if you want to tone down the checkered moment, you can’t go wrong with a pair of socks or a dapper tie.

Stylizen Shops:

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - River Island Red Checked Flannel Short Sleeve Shirt

Red Checked Flannel Short Sleeve Shirt, $44 – available at River Island.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - MOTION CREW SOCK White Grid

MOTION CREW SOCK White Grid, $5.99 – available at Globe Brand.

The 5-Point Style Guide for Your Guy: AW16 - BURBERRY House Check Panel Sneakers

BURBERRY House Check Panel Sneakers, $433.17 – available at Farfetch.

What is your fellow’s best fashion find this season? We’d love to hear about it!


27 May 2016 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

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