Spring + Summer 2014 Menswear Trends: Stripes

In some parts of the country, winter just won’t quit but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to thing about warmer weather. Spring and summer 2014  menswear trends are already available on-line and in stores so let’s talk about one of the big ones this year – stripes.

Those horizontal naval stripes are a classic look that never goes out of style, especially if you get out on the water from time to time. 2014 trends are taking those timeless stripes and adding a graphic twist. Here are 5 striped shirts for men that combine cool and casual into one stylish package.


  1.  J. Crew Dip-Dyed Stripe Tee
  2. Hudson’s Bay Company Collection Inside Out Printed Cotton Tee
  3. Top Man Blue Stripe Short Sleeve Shirt
  4. ASOS Polo With Triangle Stripe
  5. Fred Perry Knitted Polo with Long Sleeves and Graduated Stripe

So you’ve got a cool new shirt, but what to wear it with? All of these shirts have slim profiles so the pants or shorts should match, with a skinnier leg. For dark stripes, the classic pairing is white to khaki or navy to black pants. For a modern update, wear brightly colored trousers or shorts, like these Bedford Pants from Levi’s.

For footwear, the obvious choice are the ever popular boat shoes. If that’s too look is too nautical or preppy, mix it up with another classic men’s footwear. Excellent choices for somewhere are military-inspired desert boots or ultra stylish and comfortable driving shoes.