June is the month we celebrate fathers so our fashion story focuses on great men’s looks that would honor any dad. Bright color is still on trend for men but also are softer shades in denim and chambrays fabricated in light cottons and linens. These tones offer the ideal balance to a wardrobe that may need a wake-up call for spring. Our location is the iconic Memphis College of Art nestled in the heart of Memphis. Designed by principal architect Roy Harrover, the building’s distinct look, with its strong lines and interesting facade, creates a scene that perfectly presents ideal fashion. After all, Memphis College of Art and fashion go together as it has been host to past Memphis Fashion Week events. The following pages highlight a few stylish looks for any handsome fellow in your life.
Steely Good Looks
Washed grey button-down by Billy Reid, $185; white shorts by Peter Millar, $85; Cole Haan Hudson Driver, $198; all from Oak Hall. Bulova stainless-steel watch, $599, James Gattas Jewelers. Green Mirror Kilgor sunglasses by TOMS, $115, Lansky 126.
This plaid jacket is anything but obnoxious. Throw it over all white for a fresh and airy look. Plaid sports coat by Peter Millar, $750; white linen shirt, $225; white linen pants, $215; both by Maurizio Baldassari. Leather bracelet, $95; all from James Davis.
Wearing a traditional sports coat in an uncommon fabric — in this case, denim — is a great way to update your wardrobe. Denim sports coat by Paul Betenly, $225; beige button-down by Borgo, $215; chambray pinstriped trousers by Zanella, $395; glasses, $85; bow tie by Mo’s Bows, $40. All from James Davis.
Stash it in your carry-all and hit the town effortlessly. Masculine floral prints take on a humorous vibe in this Hawaiian-inspired look. Teal shorts by Paperbacks, $85; floral print short sleeve by 7 Diamonds, $85; shoes by TOMS, $98; travel bag by Bed Stu, $135; all from Lansky 126. Panama hat from Mister Hats, $95.
Very special Thank You:
Anne Ballam of Memphis College of Art
James Whitten of AMAX Agency
Lucy Hadskey, hair stylist of Secret Services Salon
Christopher Padgett, makeup artist
Sara Harrison, wardrobe and production assistant
Suzi Reuter, digital artist