What nice weather we’re having huh? It’s officially summer and women are done shopping for everything they will be wearing. Fellas, it’s our turn. It’s a new year and a new season, which means new fashion trends. And in 2012 if you asked me if floral print was going to still be dominating modern day menswear, I would’ve tweeted you some mean spirited things about your sartorial knowledge. But here we are in 2014 and floral is blooming. It’s legit everywhere in the fashion world. Runway, streetwear and everything in between has been touched by the greeny print. When high fashion was going print heavy a few years ago, everyone followed suit. Nick Wooster aka the Menswear Overlord started rocking camouflage
And streetwear brands were doing prints in their own way. You silly hypebeasts were selling your first born Vans to get your hands on camouflage anything. Camo shirts, pants, sweats, kicks, boxer briefs, I even saw a camo tattoo. Cold world. You couldn’t walk outside without seeing someone look like they were playing a real life game of Call of Duty with a gilly suit. Went to the club and saw someone with a full camo outfit. Even his socks. Bro Code Rule number 79 – Never wear more than two articles of camo print simultaneously. It was really getting nasty out here.
Now I don’t believe camo is going to die out. I actually have nothing against it and in moderation it’s really dope. But fashion took a less edgier two step to the left. The menswear flowers started blooming around summer 2012. Floral was everywhere. I know it was everywhere because Zara and H&M had floral everything and those two places are everywhere. But please don’t misunderstand me! Floral is a sick print. It can be worn by itself on a shirt, layered under a sweater, or crew neck, using the print as detail or thrown on random pieces like watch bands, snap backs and even pants. Despite Zara and H&M doing their hardest to run this trend into the ground, Floral print has managed to stick around.
At Capsule FW 2014, I saw a TON of floral print on many brands, including Mark McNairy, General Idea, KYE and a bunch of other brands you losers haven’t heard of. The Godfather of Modern Day Menswear, J. Crew drops a good floral shirt each season. Same for its cousin Club Monaco. But if you bums cant afford those two brands, check out Native Youth on ASOS.com. Basically what I’m trying to tell you Supreme Johnson riders is that Floral is here and it’s here indefinitely. Take a good look at your wardrobe. Go ahead, look. Boring isn’t it? Do yourself a favor. Go cop yourself a floral button up, long sleeve crew neck sweater, some chinos and some good Nike Frees. Now comb that nappy beard and hit the streets like Jelani raised you.