Fashion Forecast: The Summer of Man
Story by Eric Luebbert | May 14, 2014
This summer, the adventurous man takes risks, tries something new, pushes his limits and moves forward both in style and in shape.
7 new trends to try this season
Try a new activity such as archery or bocce ball. Missouri Valley Archery has an archery range, offers lessons and a superior selection of bows, and Prison Brews holds a local nonprofit bocce ball league night. Adult Archery Lessons, $60/Hour; Kiwanis-Prison Brews Bocce League, $150/Team of Six
A regular yoga practice will ground you and strengthen your mind, body and spirit. Push yourself with hot yoga at Wilson’s Yoga Studio. $50/Five Classes or $75/Unlimited
Summer is the perfect time to kick back, relax and take it all in. A great pair of sunglasses might come in handy. Try the Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classic. Burns Optical, $130
A new workout or clever routine might be all you need to rev up your regular exercise. I’m enjoying kettlebells and a good swim. Fitness Gear Adjustable Kettlebell, Dick’s Sporting Goods, $39.99; Jefferson City Area YMCA Adult Masters Swimming Program, $45 for Y Members, $75 Nonmembers (*Rates may vary.)
Summer is a great time to trim down — and I mean time to manscape! Trim or shave off your facial hair. What’s that crawling out of that T-shirt, brother? Wherever it grows, summer is the time to cut it all back if you know what I mean.
Good taste is always important. Whether you’re drinking white or red wine, shorts, flip-flops and a T-shirt will look chic, especially with this cool corkscrew in your pocket. Hawaiian shirts are also making their comeback this year, so don’t be afraid to rock this colorful 1940s trend. Men’s 8-Inch Field Shorts in British Tan, Samuel’s Tuxedo’s, $49; Margaritaville Silk Havana Cigar Shirt, Samuel’s Tuxedo’s, $78; Woolrich Men’s First Fork Polo, Samuel’s Tuxedo’s, $39; Sperry Top-Sider Boat Woven Thong Sandal, American Shoe, $65; Le Creuset Waiters Corkscrew, J.C. Penney, $35
Try a shorter haircut, maybe even a crew cut. And who better to give you the classic cut than Larry the barber, who’s been giving them since fresh out of barber school in the mid-1950s? Larry also happens to be a part of our Men at Work business feature on page 68. Pay him a visit, and tell him we sent you. Larry’s Barber Shop, $10
If you’re going to keep it long this summer, keep it easy, clean and relaxed by slicking it back with Kiehl’s Crème with Silk. kiehls.com, $18
Take a trip this summer, even if it’s only just outside your comfort zone. Be creative, and don’t forget to moisturize! Get inspired by reading all about Clint Barnett’s Appalachian Trail adventure in our City Character article, page 62.
Have a good time. I hope to see you around.
Yours in style,