By Liz Petoniak | Photographs by Michael Fornataro | Art Direction by Alyssa Otto | Modeled by Masa Nyunoya of Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency | Hair by Cece Rosella of Mec modern barbering/La Pomponnée Beauty Artisans
The top addition to your closet that you didn’t know you needed? A coat that keeps you dry and elevates whatever you’re wearing underneath. Toss on this slick seersucker version and reap the benefits of an instant style upgrade. Krammer & Stoudt seersucker rain coat, $305. The Hill-Side selvedge chambray long sleeve standard shirt, $198. Neck & Tie Company cotton mollusk print tie, $42. Corridor linen check shorts, $175. Merz b. Schwanen knit socks, $29, Vestis. To Boot New York “Barlow” suede tennis shoes, $295, Larrimor’s.
Trust us, raw denim – evergreen, dependable, and only improving with time – is worth the investment. Think of your relationship with these jeans as you would of your best bud. The Hop NYC “Madder”polka dot shirt, $172. Tellason “Ladbroke Grove” slim tapered raw denim jeans, $220, Vestis. Mont Blanc 1858 Collection limited edition watch in stainless steel on a black alligator strap, $3,225, Henne Jewelers. Camper “Andratx” high top leather sneaker, $175, Littles Shoes.
The Printed Shirt
From fun florals, to 60s and 70s throwbacks, and island-inspired textiles, summer 2016 is all about the printed shirt. We’re obsessed with the fresh feel of this graduated stripe number from Seattle Seahawks Russel Wilson’s new line, Good Man Brand. Good Man Brand micro honeycomb knit cotton soft jacket, $298. Graduated stripe short sleeve sport shirt, $168. Grand lux twill 5-pocket pants, $188, Larrimor’s. Johnston & Murphy “Allister” perforated calfskin slip-on sneakers, $135, Littles Shoes. Rolex Datejust II watch in stainless steel, $7,150, Henne Jewelers.
The Swim Short
The tides of change have brought in rising hemlines for swim shorts year after year, and we’re here to say that these shorter, sleeker, more European version of trunks are here to stay. Oliver Peoples “Delray” sunglasses, $560, Eyetique. Steele rib tank, $25. Parke & Ronen “Lido” stretch swim shorts, $145, TRIM Pittsburgh. Birkenstock Arizona rubber EVA sandal, $35, Littles Shoes.
The Relaxed Henley
Pop over a comfortable henley, flattering on every guy, for a cozy, casual summertime outfit done right. Persol “Icons” vintage celebration sunglasses, $350, Eyetique. Madda Fella “The Castaway” stripe henley, $110. “Castaway” drawstring shorts, $72, Spoiled Chics. Birkenstock Arizona softbed suede sandal, $135, Littles Shoes.
The Sport Coat
There’s no better time to don a colorful sport coat to the slew of weddings and soirées that pepper your calendar in the coming months. Pair it with coordinating pants in an equally bright hue, a white shirt, and oxfords with colored laces, for a sharp, yet playful look. Norman Childs “Vintage 6” matte frames, $395, Eyetique. Ariston wool and linen plaid sport coat by Samuel Baron Clothiers, $1,575. Samuel Baron Clothiers brushed cotton twill shirt, $185. Carrot & Gibbs silk bow-tie, $65. Atelier F&B silk pocket square, $68. Marzoni cotton pants, $575, Samuel Baron Clothiers. Rolex Yacht-Master II watch in stainless steel and 18K rose gold, $25,150, Henne Jewelers. Tanner Goods standard belt, $100, Vestis. Allen Edmonds neumok wingtip oxfords, $275, Littles Shoes.
Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency, 103 Market St., Suite #3, Downtown. 412.765.1400. dochertyagency.com. Eyetique, eyetique.com. Larrimor’s, One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Ave., Downtown. 412.471.5757. larrimors.com. Littles Shoes, 5850 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.521.3530. littlesshoes.com. Henne Jewelers, 5501 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.682.0226. hennejewelers.com. Mec Modern Barbering/La Pomponnée Beauty Artisans, 659 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.531.1498. mecbarberspa.com. Samuel Baron Clothiers, 201 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.441.1144. samuelbaronclothiers.com. Spoiled Chics, 350 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.0977. spoiledchics.com. TRIM Pittsburgh, 5968 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. 412.512.9251. trimpittsburgh.com. Vestis, 5124 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.784.1112. vestispgh.com.