Being a fashionable guy can mean many things to both men & women, from expensive designers to looking too much like a hipster and all that’s in between. But fear not, Ted Baker has you covered! Their stylish, dapper and not over-the-top Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is perfect for every man, young or old, who wants to wear trendy clothes without looking out of place. Many of Ireland’s leading men rock this look sans effort, think Conor McGregor, Dermot Whelan & Brian O’Driscoll. After reading my post on their circus-themed fashion show for SS14, Ted Baker contacted Killer Fashion and sent out their “Get In On the Act” Look Book, (thank you!) So get the wallets out with payday upon us, and take a look at these brilliant buys for all my lovely male readers (and their WAGs!).
- Shorezj Debonair Cotton Suit – a blue suit is always the best alternative to its black brother, and blue suits every skin tone, so don’t worry about it looking odd. This sleek blazer features exposed stitching along the lapel and pockets trims, with contrasting buttons and Ted Baker’s signature patterned lining.
- Starjak & Startro Wool Suit – a good grey suit goes a long way, so choose this slick jacket & trouser suit with its jacquard lining, slim fit and center back vent. Wear vibrant colours to really stand out or the classic white shirt & an eye-colour-complimenting tie. Available in Grey or Slate Pink.
- Pierz Checked Linen Double Breasted Suit – if it’s the Dandy Look you’re after, then choose this debonair double breasted suit, with its slim lapels, checked pattern and silk patterned lining. Perfect for big business presentations, events and weddings.
- Onsea Printed Blazer – this navy blue blazer with a handsome geometric all-over print is ideal for the office and after-hours. Its modern fit, flap pockets, art deco lapel pin and Melton collar stand really make it the right choice for your new go-to jacket.
- Dragons Cotton Blazer – this paisley patterned blazer features an array of striking colours from dark pinks to greens & yellows. It’s definitely a Dandy Look blazer with its obvious pattern that features a Geisha mother of pearl lapel pin, is a classic fit with a high built-in pocket square.
- Eels Linen Herringbone Blazer – this pure linen blazer is a great colour addition to your look with its herringbone fabric and stitched detailing and three pockets with silk lining. And because it’s linen, it’ll keep you nice and cool on warm days. Matching waistcoat also available.
- Breek Linen Herringbone Blazer – another light summer jacket, wear this half-lined linen-blended blazer with greys or blues to finish off the perfect look. Available in Salmon Orange, Slate Lilac, Slate Blue or Navy.
- Tomwai Checked Waistcoat & Tomtru Smart Trouser – this waistcoat & trouser set are perfect with the above Breek blazer, with its grey and light pink checked print. The waistcoat features six-button fastenings, a built-in pockets square and side slit pockets.
Stand Out Shirts
- Hexspot Hexagon Print Shirt – from far away this shirt may just be another off-white shirt, but up close this shirt features an all-over mini hexagon & spot pattern. I love its chic and subtle design, which is perfect for adding a bit of tres cool to your suit. Available in Blue or Red.
- Maydaze Paisley Pattern Shirt – a paisley shirt can be the statement piece to a suit, and this bold navy, white & purple patterned number is a luxurious addition to any man’s wardrobe. It also features contrasting blue & white lining on the cuffs, collar and trims.
- Eyekat Ditsy Diamond Print Shirt – this geometric diamond printed shirt features greens, yellows and blues even though it looks off-white from far away. The lining features the smart print in mirrored colour on the inside, so if you decide to roll up the sleeves, it’ll look even better! Available in Yellow or Blue.
- Yurtamp Plant Print Shirt – a short-sleeved shirt is always perfect for summer so opt for this white on blue printed number to add a bit of colour to your suit. Available in Blue or Red.
Accessorize with Ted
- Geechek Pheasant Check Tie – a statement tie for sure, this purple check features tongue-in-cheek flying birds that won’t fail to get you noticed.
- Pickles Knitted Tie – a nice alternative to the silk tie, this knitted Birdseye patterned tie is ideal for summer and dark suits. Available in Yellow or Burnt Orange.
- Catalan Plain Knitted Tie – available in a variety of colours, this knitted tie will give you instant texture contrast to smart & casual suits alike. Available in Navy, Blue, Mid Green, Deep Pink or Purple.
- Fleebow Spot Bowtie – an elegant bowtie for the dapper look, this features a floral-like spot pattern, which would look great at weddings. Hook fastening and adjustable length to finish. Available in Yellow, Turquoise or Grey.
- Bowdot Spot Bowtie – the simplistic but handsome addition to your suit, that’s perfect for any event or party. White on grey with hook fastening and adjustable length to finish.
- Yohan V-neck Jumper – the ideal knit jumper to keep you warm during the typical Irish summer, without being hot under the collar. Available in Jade, Bright Blue, Bright Green, Navy or Light Grey.
- Tenkay Striped Long Sleeve Top – a stylish striped light jumper with different coloured contrasting trims on the crewneck and the cuffs & waist. Available in Bright Blue or Navy.
- Montena Leather Satchel – a super stylish bag to give you a trendy option to the briefcase. It’s spacious in all leather with contrasting colour block panels on the shell and graphic print on the inner trimmings. Buckle fastenings and an adjustable shoulder strap to finish. Available in Black, Grey or Navy.
- Aroseco Leather Messenger Bag – a bigger, more modern bag, this smart messenger is great for being on the go for either work or college. Buckle fastenings and an adjustable shoulder strap to finish. Available in Oxblood, Olive or Tan.
- Jupitta Suede Contrast Sole Brogue – these brogue shoes are ideal for a summery look, with their suede and contrasting sole colours and dual-coloured laces. Available in Cream, Deep Pink or Dark Blue.
- Cassius Derby Brogue – these bovine leather brogues are the perfect no-nonsense classy shoes to any outfit that feature textured panels on the upper with two-tone laces and soles. Available in Dark Red, Cream, Tan or Grey.
For more styling tips visit the official Ted Baker Men’s Style Report! There you’ll find more fashion advice and essential wardrobe building pieces, which is always great for my readers!
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