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Gentlemen: How to look like a Babe this Spring

April 19, 2011

April Showers bring May flowers…and…new clothes of course (I couldn’t think of anything wittier). So guys, let Phantom Fashion assist you in sprucing up your wardrobe. My personal faves this season are the preppy and urban look. You can of course mix and match pieces from both styles, in fact it’s encouraged. This week, Phantom Fashion is putting the spotlight on daytime looks..but of course you can wear nighttime in the day and vice versa. Stay true to your personality or change it up for a’s always fun to put on a different character anyways. The most important thing is not to fall in the trap of being too reserved. It’s fashion, take some risks.

Some general suggestions:

1. If you’re wearing a button down, keep it cool and unbutton the first few buttons.

2. avoid wearing a T underneath button downs (a little visible chest hair can be hot), if you must wear a tank

3. Roll up your pants and pair with loafers/sneaks

4. Canvas boat shoes, loafers, and leather sandals are the best shoes this season. Never ever pair with socks!

5. Layer, layer, layer: wear a graphic T underneath a blazer or a sweater vest over a button down. And don’t forget scarves.

7. Add some fun with a bow tie–you can rock it.

Look A: The Prepster

Some girls like guys who play rugby and tennis..and of course some don’t. But I think preppy is definitely hot (of course not overdone). Spring is largely about polos in pop colors, light-weight khakis, seersucker shorts, and loafers (sockless!). Here are some country-club/meeting gf’s family for lunch approved looks…Prince William would be proud.

Classic Bermuda Short by Lacoste in Twine Beige (also available in 5 other colors, all PF approved) $68

Solid Supima Cotton Sweater Vest in silver gray chine by Lacoste. $120

L!VE Short Sleeve Novelty Croc Pique Polo in globe green by Lacoste. $85

Links Seersucker Short in beach blue by Polo Golf Ralph Lauren. $75

Trimmed Jersey Blazer in indigo by Michael Kors. $295

Vintage Chino University Pant in light blue (also available in 9 other colors) by Rugby Ralph Lauren. $69.50

Look B: The Urbanite

To those who can’t do the preppy look or refuse to look like a golfer (though I think it’s tres chaud), do the cool urban look. Or you can mix and match preppy with urban to have a soft/hard look. This calls for leather, dark denim, sneakers, and shades to complete the look. Oh and the frayed scarf accessory pulls everything together too. (yes guys, scarves are great).

Unbranded Skinny Selvedge Jean in dark indigo. $78 at Urban Outfitters

T-PAPILLON-RS 00PMR by Deisel. $50

Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket in charcoal by Calvin Klein. $195

Parachute Jacket by Guess. on sale for $99.99

Summer Sweatshirt Hoodie in moore green (also available in dark ocean blue) by marc by marc jacobs. $178

Jack & Jones Vintage Rick Plain Cargo Pant in olive washed. $107.58 at


Oh and some inspiration below (PS don’t do the short shorts..asides from that those runway looks are DOs)

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