Suede desert boots are a mainstay—McQueen rarely straddled a bike without his—but designers never ventured beyond khaki and brown. That just changed. For spring, the boots got spiked with an array of colors that will give new life to your jeans, chinos, and suits. It’s time to let those tan boots fall to the back of the closet—and go electric.
We showed you yesterday how to dress down a tuxedo jacket with a pair of jeans. Another way? Wear the full tux, but pair it with a polo. You’ll look as sharp as our Ace of the Year, Novak Djokovic, in this Topman/Gucci combo. (Check out the full interview and a bonus look with the tennis star here.)
Photograph by Peggy Sirota
The vibe for Spring 2012: The TOPMAN man for next spring is, as they so eloquently put it, a “rebellious decadent.” He’s that dude in a DB, sucking down champagne at a side street cafe at 3 o’clock on a Tuesday afternoon with two coeds draped on each arm: that guy. And he looks pretty good in brilliant Moroccan-inspired patterns, jacquards, linens, and rich-toned, tasseled kicks. TOPMAN, like we saw in many of the other European men’s shows, favors the fitted, double-breasted jacket over much more relaxed underpinnings as the silhouette for the season, a look of equal parts casual and formal, and pretty much all around bad-ass. Done any skydiving in silk slacks recently? You have? Oh, well then let me introduce you to someone…
Check out more spring 2012 collections here.