While it's become an increasingly popular trend for stylish summer menswear, foregoing socks can be scary for a lot dudes out there. Fear not. Save the flip-flops for the beach, and don't fuss over clunky man sandals -- instead, look to one of these sunny-day loafers and check out our tips for going sockless:
With overcast skies rolling in, add a little kick to your step with a pair of bright laces. These six classics with a twist range from business casual (subtle blue-on-black action), to dramatic, head-turning laces for the more daring San Francisco man. For an easy alternative, try switching out the laces (and resole, if needed) to updated your favorite pair.
We're serving up not one, but two costumes for the fellas this Halloween -- the peppy sheriff, Woody from Toy Story or the beloved, brooding writer, Woody Allen.
I caught up with visual designer Shawn Carrico, while standing in line at the SF Street Food Festival, last Saturday in the Mission. His red bow-tie and wicked-sharp glasses immediately caught my attention but, while he's incorporated great details, his outfit is still refreshingly casual -- and thus, street food appropriate. Shawn said his favorite eats at the festival were the Penang Curry Bomb Bun and Sharbat from Azalina's.
Menswear is all about personal style. After you have the right fit, it's only a matter of how far you want to take it. That said, a lot of guys don't know what their personal style is. This Father's day, try something new -- mix a few fun pieces into your wardrobe for an instantly sharp, dapper look.
Just remember, fashion should be fun and, with menswear, the fun is in the details. Check out these reversible shorts, the leather vs. canvas contrast on these comfy (integrated Nike Air technology) wingtips, and the etched-in witticisms in these locally designed collar stays. Hint: these make great gifts, too!
Rain, rain, go away!
We can sing and wish it away all we want, but any SF girl knows we're in for our annual spring showers. The upside? Rainy weather is one trend that keeps coming back, so investing in a good pair of rain boots is a definite must.
Let's take a moment to thank Kate Moss, for launching the Wellie trend, back in 2006, when she made muddy Hunter rain-boots look sexy, with a pair of micro-mini shorts (Of course she did!). Designers and fans quickly took note, and what was once a childhood accessory for jumping in puddles, suddenly boomed as trendy adult footwear.