Summer is just around the corner and most guys will be happy to pull out the t-shirts, shorts and sandals once again. But that ultra casual look won't take them everywhere they'll be going.
As the weather warms up, it's time for men to lighten - and brighten - things up for the summer. Kristen Pascucci of Rochester Clothing and Casual Male XL has some tips on the latest trends for big and tall guys. She also suggests some stylish and comfortable outfits appropriate for various spring and summer events. And these ideas might help anyone looking for Father's Day gifts.
Kristen says, look for:
Bright colors: a pop of color adds so much to a look ? from a bold polo to a brightly-colored pattern. Plaids: plaid has a lot of personality. From preppy patterns to more traditional favorites, it's easy to work into your wardrobe. Try it bold, in a subtle windowpane or even an overprinted pattern with a little more attitude. It's definitely the style to have for summer. Cargo pockets: they are popular and trendy this summer.
"Many of our shirts also are technically-treated to help keep guys cool and dry - whether they're on the golf course, working out or at work in an office," Kristen adds.
All clothes are available at Casual Male XL or Rochester Clothing. For store locations, visitcasualmale.cm or rochesterclothing.com
Designer-Style Ready For A Night Out: Bright sport shirt and dark jeans are good for a night out or a summer concert from Rochester Thomas Dean Sport Shirt $125 Calvin Klein Jeans $98.50 J Shoes $155
Designer Vacation: Laid-back look from Tommy Bahama from Rochester Tommy Bahama Tropical Silk Shirt $128 Tommy Bahama Cotton Blend Pants $110 Rockport Loafers $120
Casual Weekend Wear: Fun, trend-right from 626 BLUE from Casual Male 626 BLUE Tipped Polo $38 626 BLUE Plaid Shorts $54.50 Sketchers Sandals $34
Golf Greats: Golf outfit from Reebok Golf (Casual Male) that has all the moisture-wicking technical features to take dad from course to clubhouse Reebok Golf Polo $49.50 Reebok Golf Shorts $50 Adidas TaylorMade Golf Shoes $140
Suit-able For Work or Weddings: comfort-enhanced jacket and pants (Casual Male) Henry Grethel Suit Jacket $175 Henry Grethel Suit Pants $75 Gold Series Shirt $39 Extra-Long Tie $30 Unlisted by Kenneth Cole Oxfords $69