Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Style: For The Guys

My brother, Christian (who goes by Kip), is here today with some spring style picks for the guys. Christian works in the tech industry. In other words, fashion is not a top priority. But, that doesn't stop him from spending 70% of his monthly income on clothes (rough estimate). He took it upon himself to institute "Formal Friday" at his office, but I think he might have been the only one who actually dressed up. More power to him. In case you hadn't noticed, the Whitehouse boys love their fashion.

1. GANT button-down:
This spring/summer version of plaid is a wardrobe staple with brighter colors for the warmer weather.

2. SCOTCH & SODA Grandad shirt:
Henley's are pretty much perfect for everything and can definitely go with jeans or shorts. I like the stripes to break up what could be a rather plain look. (Sidenote from Mere: This store opened on Fillmore in SF, and I saw one in Paris. Must be cool!)

3. BONOBOS B's Knees Shorts:
Bright shorts are a must for the summer. Generally, the shorter and brighter the better. (Mere again: I completely disagree about the shortness, but my brother has some unusual ideas about men's fashion.)

4. J. CREW Sueded Fleece Sweatshirt:
Sweatshirts are great. Sweatshirts with some kind of neck embellishment are popular right now and are pretty cool looking, so pick up a colorful option for summer nights when you want to be comfy.

5. RANCOURT & CO. Beefroll Penny Loafers:
A fancier shoe that can replace your run of the mill boat shoe. These ones look amazing and will work with your colorful shorts and madras button up shirt or henley.

6. MIANSAI bracelets:
Miansai has awesome accessories. These are rugged and manly enough to not be hard to pull off, while being interesting and letting you spruce up your wrist. (Mere here: Even the men want an arm party!)

7. J. CREW leather laces:
New laces can transform shoes, and leather laces on some casual sneakers dress them just enough.

8. NIKE for J.Crew Killshot sneakers:
White sneakers are a perfect summer shoe when your fancy loafers are a little much. The gum sole on this helps it stand out. 

Thanks, Kip! Come back real soon now.


  1. What an amazing selection. Definitely inspired to look awesome this spring/summer!

  2. Cool ideas. The sweatshirt is my favorite.