Trend Report: Spring For Him

by Editorial

Don’t believe that hype – the men of Washington do know how to dress for Spring. And with these style tips you can too.

Joseph Abboud.


There’s a new way to look dapper here in Washington. Head straight from the office to drinks in Georgetown with only a few casual touches. From textured sports coats to gingham prints, the decision to ditch the tie and un-do a few buttons is no longer a fashion don’t.

Alton Lane, Seersucker blazer ($575), blue poplin shirt ($89), large pink gingham tie ($75) and seersucker pants ($235). Alton Lane, appointment only, 646-896-1212.

Aaron Patterson. (Photo by Kyle Samperton)

David Stuphen (Photo by Kyle Samperton)


Suit up for spring with playful accents. Try plaid, polka dots, or stripes underneath slim cut blazers, or add a playful kick with a patterned tie. If pale hues are outside your color palette, sober them with a dark jacket and trousers.

Alton Lane, Navy blazer ($425), purple gingham shirt ($165), Zebras on Grey silk tie ($85) and pink pocket square ($25). Alton Lane, by appointment only, 646-896-1212.

Shaymus Yarbrough (Photo by Ben Droz)

Cannon Leavette (Photo by Kyle Samperton)


From prepsters to hipsters, the bowtie has proven the perfect accessory to pump up your style staples. With the skinny tie in overkill, the bowtie has become a regular at formal functions and Sunday strolls. Try this vintage accent in cerulean, purple, or, if you’re daring – yellow.

Lanvin Check Button-Down Shirt $385.00, Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015. Available at

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