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ELEMENTS OF STYLE- Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas.

ELEMENTS OF STYLE- Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas.

Fashion took a back seat during the pandemic, giving way to more casual and comfortable styles. Do you see this turning around?
A lightweight sportcoat in a jersey fabric is a good way to start. Loro Piana, Corneliani and Pal Zileri have beautiful pieces this season. But many are now working from home permanently and have adopted the athleisure style. How can they make it fashionable? We’re seeing an advanced athleisure with pieces in luxury fabrics such as cotton cashmere. You can also dress up athleisure attire with a cool cardigan sweater, which will give it a more sophisticated look. There are also great options for pants. Drawstrings are still in, and we have stretch cotton dress pants that look like a pair of trousers for the office but they’re made with casual jersey fabrics.

Spring weather is unpredictable—it can go from hot to cold and vice versa in a flash. What’s the ideal outerwear?
This situation pops up quite often, and Herno has plenty of solutions. They use innovative fabrics that are waterrepellent and will keep you warm without overheating. For more luxe outerwear, a lightweight leather jacket by Brunello Cucinelli is always perfect for this time of year.

How can they dress up their footwear this season?
Sneakers are still big, and we have a large selection for men from Christian Louboutin, Golden Goose and Common Projects. But guys are shifting to something dressier, like a casual loafer, a summer walking shoe or espadrille to wear on a relaxed day. Guys are discovering shoes again!

Speaking about relaxed days, how’s Garmany’s golf game?
Many clients stop by for the latest golf gear, such as our cashmere pieces—it can be chilly some mornings on the course in spring, so you still have to dress warm. Greyson and G/Fore also have very cool pieces this season and fun novelty prints, and camouflage hoodies are big.

Are prints and patterns hot in general?
Camo is classic, and the different interpretations of it are also popular. Printed sweaters like Autumn Cashmere’s “tie-dye effect” pieces and our unique made-tomeasure patterns are always a hit. And guys love modern printed camp shirts—their updated styles and casual but cool look are hot for spring/summer as well.

What would you wear to an afternoon outdoor summer party? And to a formal event?
If you’re going to a formal event, a classic tuxedo is the way to go. We also have a great jersey tuxedo with drawstring pants by Fradi. If a dinner jacket is appropriate, I’d try on one by Canali or Isaia for a really cool and refined look.

One other big thing in spring/summer is Father’s Day. What are cool gifts for Dad this season?
All dads, myself included, love stylish accessories, and we have great options. A Paul Smith wallet or a Brunello Cucinelli leather backpack are surefire hits. Or help him get ready for the beach with a Tiki bathing suit.

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