Monday, June 20, 2011

On the Dot

Men and polka dots?  The style idea is pretty cool for those who are confident with their individuality.  It takes a lot of guts and chicness for one to be able to wear it without doubt.  Men who wear polka dots well are fashionably distinct and have a great sense of style--just like wearing white shoes or brogues.  This author recently found these cool dot to dot ties in Ermenegildo Zegna located at the ground floor Rustan's Makati.  Immediately one would think  of Paul Smith or Comme de Garcon since this certain type of print is quite common and associated with these brands that have a bit of an edge.   Famous celebrities like music legends Bob Dylan and Elton John were known to wear the print almost like a trademark.  But did you know that polka dot shirts were quite popular among men during the 50's -60's?  They were introduced into mens fashion in the 18th century in Great Britain specially in accessories such as bow and neck ties. Well, classic reputable fashion names like Ermenegildo Zegna do carry them as well.  Nowadays the look falls under retro or chic twist dandy.  Whether a statement, form of self-expression or something out of a whim,dressing up in dots is a preference that can be a whole lot of fashion styling fun.  Easy on the dots, don't fret on what others will say if you really feel like wearing it.      

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