Menswear Look Of The Week: The Weekender
Top picks for supreme style: That’s what Menswear Look of the Week is all about. We pick style highlights and you try on the duds. This week, it’s all about cool weekend wear that transitions from day to night and is just loud enough.
The tricky part of making the summer-to-fall transition is nailing prints rather than going straight to sweaters and jackets. Take for instance the dark jacquard pattern on this Ben Sherman polo or the camouflage on the tote; both are rougher, bolder prints that bring the rugged vibe of fall to the forefront rather than making it obvious. It’s a cool, subtle nod to blending the seasons. Avoid being too pattern-crazy, though. The two in this outfit are probably enough. If you’re really dying to add in a third element, try a different material— like the suede Cole Haan wingtips—to elevate the style.
This outfit is versatile for the weekend guy on the go. Wear it to the coffee joint around the corner to finish up your latest project or to that dinner date you’ve been pumped about all week. The guy wearing this is a smart thinker who knows how to spice things up—such is the case with those laser lemon soles on the wingtips. Plus, the short sleeves and option to roll up the pants will keep you cool in the late-summer heat. You’ll thank us later.
Where to find: Ben Sherman polo ($100 at bensherman.com and select retailers); Raen Dayton sunglasses ($99 at eastandweststl.com); Baldwin Reed Pants in Tobacco ($174 at East + West); Pointer Woodland Camo Tote ($90 at Devil City); Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtip ($198 at Nordstrom)