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Floral pattern fabrics have become increasingly popular in Italy yet it can be difficult to pull them off because most people are too loud when they wear it. I really needed to stock up on floral patterns for this video because traditionally, it's not part of this men's style canon. Now that doesn't mean that you should never wear florals because they can be incorporated into a classic wardrobe in a tasteful way but it's not always easy.
In general, floral patterns are very bold and so they were traditionally reserved for eccentric wallpapers or upholstery fabrics. You could find them in women's wear but now, they've made their way into menswear as well. If you're into the latest trends, by all means, go and wear floral sneakers and bomber jackets.
Now, when you come to this channel, chances are you like classic things and so today, we want to show you how you can incorporate floral patterns with a modern touch while still looking like a classy gentleman.
First of all, don't wear floral patterns out of season because it is specifically something for spring and summer. The other winter, I saw a gentleman wearing a really flowery shirt on a pink background in the midst of winter and just looked entirely out of place.
Second, do wear floral accessories throughout the year if they are subtle. Yes, this is an exception to number one but as with any good rule, there's always an exception. Now, if you have floral patterns that are very subtle, you can wear them maybe even in the winter, even though I still think they probably look better in the summer.
Three, don't pair florals with tweed because it just clashes historically and stylistically. Tweed is traditionally a country fabric that is rich in colors and patterns and as such, it would clash with a floral pattern.
Four, do wear just one or two floral patterns at a time. If it's a bolder pattern, it should be just one pattern. If you have a more subtle pattern, you can combine it with another more subtle pattern that's just a pocket square.
Five, when in doubt, opt for smaller floral patterns because they're always more easy to combine in a harmonious way into your outfit than those big bold patterns. Tiny florals can also be worn like a Paisley or like polka dots.
So in conclusion, if you want to add florals to your outfit, try to stick with small patterns in muted colors. You can wear them as part of a swim trunk, as a shirt, as a tie, as a pocket square, maybe a bow tie, otherwise, stay clear of them. Some people also like them for socks but you should definitely stay clear of things like floral shoes or jackets. If done right, meaning you just wear one or two floral patterns at a time, they can even be office appropriate. Also remember to always wear a floral pattern against a neutral solid color, that way, the overall look is more advantageous.