Lets Play Ball!! When Spring Training arrives it always reminds me of the early stages of Spring. Seeing my Yankees fly down to Florida to practice, deal with the media and writers, always lets me know the warm weather is arriving, so it would only be fitting to theme this shoot as such. I wanted to reach certain aspects of the types of “wear” there are for men. (menswear, street wear) I also wanted to tie-into things that represented spring (hence the floral and mesh).. So instead of a baseball uniform, we have Spring Training: Men’s Edition
For the first baseball themed look….
We have a menswear outfit. The hat is Ebbets Field for J. Crew baseball cap, a J. Crew slim fit buffalo plaid button-up shirt, a pair of Davis modern slim-fit Club Monaco chinos, and a pair of Nike Internationalist for J. Crew sneakers. I chose this outfit because it gave off a vibe of a casual spring day meeting an outfit for going to watch a little league baseball game. All pieces in this look should be essential in a mans wardrobe.
The second look is more of a streetwear/edgy vibe to spring. The hat is a custom made Source Of Everything Art (SOEA) snapback, the basic mesh tee-shirt is from Urban Outfitters paired with a Hanes undershirt. The cut-off jeans are from Urban Outfitters which adds thats edge/street look to the outfit. To finish it off the model has a pair of Nike Air Force 1 High paired with black Nike socks.
The third look is a mixture of menswear and streetwear from the plaid button up, to dirty vans. (every guy needs a pair of dirty vans). The snapback is from Vans, while the button up is from H&M. The model paired it with a pair of red cut-off shorts from Zara, To top it off one of my favorite choices of footwear during spring is the dirty vans. This completes the mixture of mens and streetwear.
The fourth look is the classic-baseball look. A white and orange basic baseball t-shirt from American Apparel. A pair of slim-fit jean shorts for H&M. and a fresh pair of vans. (wish they were dirty LOL) This look tied into the reminder that baseball season is the start of spring, and is a perfect outfit for a nice spring afternoon with your lady, younger siblings or by your lonesome.
Now for the more preppier look…..
We start with a blue slim-fit floral shirt from Banana Republic. A pair of slim-fit chinos from Banana Republic and a pair of navy wing tips for Cole Haan.
The next outfit is a multi-color floral shirt from Zara, paired with chambray shorts from Dockers by Urban Outfitters and suede brown loafers from Banana Republic.
The next outfit is a slim-fit coral washed-in button up from J. Crew, paired with slim-fit chinos from J. Crew and J. Crew MacAllister boots.
The last outfit is a olive slim-fit button up from J. Crew, paired with “7 shorts from J. Crew and a pair of brown loafers from GH Bass.
These were all paired to inspire great color and balance in a outfit where outside it’s beautiful weather, nice outside events and if you would like to look nice with style, these are some great ideas. These are all classic looks for a more sophisticated look but still have that spring look to it. All these pieces will leave a lasting impression on the mind so if you are interested in doing so, I would suggest you choose a similar look.