Hey there, style mavens of the Great White North! As we bid adieu to the frosty Canadian winter, it’s time to embrace the radiant summer with a wardrobe that screams “stylish yet comfy”. Wondering how to navigate the summer fashion seas? Fear not, I’m Sam, your trusty fashion compass, and I’m here to guide you through the exciting realm of men’s summer fashion. So, let’s set sail!
Embrace the Charm of Custom Shirts
The Power of Prints
Summer is all about expressing your unique style. And what better way to do that than with custom shirts sporting bold prints and patterns? Imagine a custom shirt from powerhouses like Barba Napoli or Stefano Ricci, tailored just for you, and paired with classic beige or green chinos. Now, that’s a combo that’s sure to set a trend. From floral to geometric, or even tropical motifs, prints are your playground, so go ahead and let your creativity run wild.
The Elegance of Linen Shirts
As temperatures rise, breathable fabrics become your best friends. And let me tell you, nothing beats the elegance and comfort of custom linen shirts. These gems keep you cool while letting air circulate and wick away moisture. Plus, a custom-fit linen shirt not only assures comfort but also guarantees a flattering fit. So, this summer, let’s let linen take the limelight.
Accessorize like a Pro
Whether it’s a pair of chic sunglasses, a woven belt, or a lightweight scarf, the right accessories can elevate your summer look to new heights. Fashion is a game of expression, so mix and match with different textures, colours, and patterns to craft a summer wardrobe that’s uniquely you.
The Art of Dressing Up and Dressing Down
Comfortable and Chic Footwear
Finding the perfect balance between comfort and occasion appropriateness is key when it comes to footwear. For laid-back weekend outings, think espadrilles, sandals, or canvas sneakers. And when it’s time to dress up, opt for loafers or dress shoes made from breathable materials like suede or perforated leather. Remember, whether it’s a casual barbecue or a summer wedding, your feet deserve both style and comfort.
Play with Colours
Summer is your chance to experiment with your colour palette. Lighter shades not only keep you cooler but also create a fresh and airy aesthetic. And when paired with a custom shirt, these colours can really pop. So, fellow Canucks, let’s paint the town red, blue, yellow, or whatever colour tickles your fancy this summer.
Avoiding the Dreaded Pit Stains
Let’s face it, summer heat and pit stains often go hand in hand. But worry not, I’ve got a simple tip for you – opt for breathable fabrics like cotton and linen, and consider wearing an undershirt to absorb sweat.
Here is a general guideline on how to clean and remove pit stains from your shirt:
- Soak the Shirt: Soak the stained shirt in a mixture of warm water and a spoonful of salt. Let the shirt soak for about 3 hours or overnight if possible.
- Apply a Stain Remover: After soaking, apply a stain remover directly to the stain. You can use a commercial stain remover or make your own by mixing equal parts of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and water. This mixture can be very effective at removing stains, including pit stains.
- Scrub the Stain: Use a toothbrush or other soft-bristle brush to scrub the stain gently. This will help work the stain remover into the fabric and lift the stain out. Be careful not to scrub too hard, as you could damage the fabric.
- Launder as Usual: After scrubbing, wash the shirt as you usually would in the washing machine. Use cold water and a gentle cycle if the shirt is delicate.
- Air Dry: After washing, let the shirt air dry rather than putting it in the dryer. The heat from the dryer can set any remaining stain, making it even harder to remove.
Remember, it’s always best to treat stains as soon as possible, and avoid using bleach on sweat stains, as it can react with the proteins in sweat to darken the stain. Always check the care label on your clothing before attempting any kind of stain removal.
This method is generally effective, but results can vary depending on the fabric and the severity of the stain. If the stain remains after one treatment, you may need to repeat the process.