Michael Hainey

After a short hiatus, we’re back with a new GQ Spring Trend Reports post. Today, Jim Moore and Michael Hainey of GQ expound on the merits of a Patterned Tie in summer-friendly lightweight cotton—a fabrication that can go casual with a jean jacket as easily as it dresses up with a cotton suit:

We pulled a few favorites below. Don’t be afraid to mix these ties with patterned shirts; just follow the can’t-fail rule of thumb, and vary the scale of the patterns. The best part? The lion’s share of the ties shown here are in the $20 to $40 range. Browse additional options here: MORE PATTERNED TIES

[Note, ties shown in detail up top are: Robert Stewart floral & plaidTopman galaxy print.]


Gitman | Robert Stewart | 1901 | Topman


Eton | Topman | Robert Stewart | 1901


Robert Stewart plaid | Hugo Boss | 1901 | Robert Stewart camo

 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

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Only a few more of our GQ Spring Trend Reports to go. (View past blog articles here: Loafers |Jean Jackets | Sun-Washed Colors | Camo | Cotton Suits.) With the mercury continuing to rise as we head into summer, today’s installment examines how to put a modern and versatile twist on a perennial warm-weather classic: the Polo Shirt. Here’s Jim Moore and Michael Hainey of GQ with more:

With an eye on dressy details like smart stripes, contrast collars, and physique-enhancing designs at the chest and shoulder, we chose a few favorites below—any of which should hold up as well in a casual work environment as they do on the weekend. Browse additional options here: MORE DRESS POLOS
[Note, the polo shirt up top is by Fred Perry.]


Gant by Michael Bastian | Rag & Bone | Billy Reid


Zegna Sport | Band of Outsiders | PS Paul Smith

 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

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We’re already five episodes into our GQ Spring Trend Report series. (View past articles here: Loafers | Jean Jackets | Sun-Washed Colors | Camo.) This week’s installment takes a tailored turn, with Jim Moore and Michael Hainey of GQ discussing an office essential when temps climb—the lightweight Cotton Suit:

Taking a cue from Mr. Moore’s thoughts on dressy cottons that bring cotton suits out of weekend-wedding territory and into the office, we pulled four suited-up looks that can span from boardroom to casual Friday this summer. Check out our tips below, and browse additional options here: MORE COTTON SUITS


1. Shady Character. In warm weather, lightweight fabrics are a must; sunny colors, however, are optional. The suit has a small glen-plaid pattern, which we offset with a large gingham check, and grounded with a solid tie in summer-appropriate knit cotton.
[John Varvatos Star USA Blazer and Trousers | Hugo Boss Tie | Calibrate Dress Shirt]


2. Quirky Khaki. You’re probably familiar with the trick of wearing your jean jacket with chinos, to avoid going double-denim. The same concept applies with your khaki suit, which benefits from the contrast of a workwear-inspired (but still dressy) shirt.
[Paul Smith London Suit | Gitman Tie | Eton Dress Shirt]


3. Room with a View. This crisp combo is boardroom-ready—and, whether it’s true or not, implies to your client that you’ll be on a boat this weekend. We like underpinning the preppy, regatta-motif tie with businesslike stripes. (Think of purple as the new navy.)
[Hugo Boss Suit | Hugo Boss Tie | Nordstrom Dress Shirt]


4. Creative Services. For the guy who wears a suit because he wants to, but doesn’t have to: Consider keeping the tie, but experimenting with shirt options. If your office doesn’t favor acid-wash? This rig would look razor-sharp with a micro-check gingham, too.
[Shipley & Halmos Blazer & Pants | Gitman Tie | Topman Shirt]

 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

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GQ Spring Trend Report: Camo

From multi-functional footwear to workwear staples, our GQ Spring Trend Report series has covered a lot of ground thus far. Today’s installment takes a 180 from last week’s soft, sun-washed colors to focus instead on a look with rugged military roots: disruptive pattern material—more commonly known as Camo.

Below, GQ Creative Director Jim Moore and Deputy Editor Michael Hainey offer tips on incorporating small doses of this powerful pattern into your wardrobe:

Take their advice to heart as you check out our camouflaged favorites below, and browse additional options here: MORE CAMO
[Note, the camo jacket up top is by Rag & Bone, and will be available for pre-order starting mid-May.]


Scotch & Soda Jacket | WeSC Tank Top | Vanguard Shirt


Diesel Backpack | Obey Five-Panel Hat | New Balance 884 Running Shoe


Splendid Mills Jeans | Scotch & Soda Chinos | Dockers ‘Alpha Khaki’ Chinos


Bill Adler 1981 Reversible Belt | Ivy Prepster Pocket Square | Jack Spade Travel Kit

 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

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Last week, along with our friends at GQ, we brought you loafers that are classy enough for the office, comfy enough for the weekend.

Today, the second in our series of GQ Spring Trend Reports showcases that all-American casual classic, the Jean Jacket—which, as the tie-clad lad above proves, can also be dressed up as a substitute sportcoat. Below, GQ Creative Director Jim Moore (left) and Deputy Editor Michael Hainey offer some key insights on jean-jacket fits and colorations:

Check out own favorite jean jackets below, from raw denim to washed-out. Click the images to shop each one, and browse additional options here: MORE JEAN JACKETS
[Note: The jacket up top is by Rag & Bone.]


Levi’s


BLK DNM


Diesel | Howe | Topman


Brixton | Nudie | Levi’s

 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

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If you dug our GQ Selects collaboration, you’re going to enjoy the next eight weeks—during which we’ll release a new GQ Spring Trend Report video every Monday, featuring GQ Magazine’s Creative Director, Jim Moore (left, below), and Deputy Editor, Michael Hainey.

In the first installment, the two discuss the finer points of slip-on Spring footwear—i.e., dapper Loafers you can dress up or down:

Below are a few of our own favorite loafers—handily categorized by Penny, Bit, and Tassel.
Click the images to shop each one, and browse additional favorites here: MORE LOAFERS
[Note: the tassel loafers in the image up top are by 1901 and Transcript.]




Penny Loafers, from top:
Shipley & Halmos | Polo Ralph Lauren | Santoni
 




Bit Loafers, from top:
Salvatore Ferragamo | Gucci | Prada
 




Tassel Loafers, from top:
Allen Edmonds | To Boot New York | Salvatore Ferragamo
 
 

Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT

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