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Growing Trend: Men’s Florals Overtake Spring Collections

by Mac Smith
Wednesday May 14, 2014

Designers are having a budding romance with florals this spring. And we’re not talking sundresses and camisoles. The floral trend has grown in the world of menswear as patterns have taken runway prominence. Blame it on the return of dandy culture or a revolt against the Polar Vortex, but everywhere you look menswear designers are thinking lively springtime garden motifs.

Gucci Classic Floral Short Sleeve Button Front Shirt

Gucci’s ’Flora’ prints are well known for their instant injection of a summery, Mediterranean sense of luxury. Originally designed for a scarf meant for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966, reinterpreted in a point collar short sleeve men’s shirt, this design is fit for a style king. Paired with dark, cuffed denim and a duffel or knapsack and the look becomes an easy, slightly rustic vibe for holding court in the park with friends during an impromptu picnic.

Gucci Classic Floral Short Sleeve Button Front Shirt, $544

Zara Floral Print Chinos

Mixing many warm weather trends all into one piece, these Zara floral print stretch cotton chinos offer a relaxed fit and softly sun-kissed floral fade. In a neutral sand color, these pants will prove surprisingly versatile from transitional spring to low-key summer. Wear with a classic broad stripe polo for a preppy vibe, or a loose and thin knit for a more bohemian edge.

Zara Floral Print Chinos, $79.90

Tom Rebl Coated Cotton Floral Biker Jacket>

Just because you’re a fan of flowers doesn’t mean you can’t embrace a darker side. German designer Tom Rebl lives up to his last name with an edgy coated cotton biker jacket that rebels against any sweet flowery notion and delivers real dramatic impact. You’ll find everyone asking you where you got this unique, show-stopping jacket. Artists and musicians figure as huge inspiration sources for Tom Rebl and his signature line is a rock star favorite. Even if you aren’t hitting the road anytime soon, any of his pieces would fit in perfectly with anyone who wants to rev up his wardrobe. This biker jacket in particular pushes really hard on the pedal.

Tom Rebl Coated Cotton Floral Biker Jacket, $1,464

ASOS Grey Marled Rolled Cuff T-Shirt

Our favorite, quirky UK fast fashion brand, ASOS cultivates trends without making you dish out a bunch of dough. No wonder the site has taken the fashion world by storm. This T-shirt with its throwback New Order album cover print and bad boy touches like rolled cuffs and slouchy fit will make sure you never have a Blue Monday again.

ASOS Grey Marled Rolled Cuff T-Shirt, $30

Boohoo Floral Print Jogging Pants

Even when it’s time to go jogging there’s still no excuse for turning your style game off. Toss on these fashion-forward jogging pants in a sharp print, tapered leg and faux leather trim and you’ll stand out from the pack. The vibrant floral print will also show off your hard earned stems. Plus, with all the sportive influences on the runway, these pants play well for weekend or casual looks as well.

Boohoo Floral Print Jogging Pants, $55

Shipley & Halmos Pima Cotton Blend Highland Socks

If your appreciation for blooms has just taken root, an easy way to pick up this trend is with a fun and poppy sock. This ultra-soft and breathable prima cotton blend from Shipley & Halmos showcases why they are the go-to label for men looking for downtown cool that’s still relatable. Cuff your pants, slip on your loafers and let these cheeky socks do all the talking.

Shipley & Halmos Pima Cotton Blend Highland Socks, $30

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