American Swan has a new SS16 collection out for which they did a campaign with Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra and put together 5 looks from the collection. I was asked to extend those looks further and here’s what I came up with!
I love Bomber jackets. And I love Florals. This jacket that combines the two is easily my favorite piece from the entire collection. When you have such a loud piece up top, keeping everything else basic is a no brainer. Slim sweatpants, a longline tee and sneakers with matching hits of orange complete the look.
The jacket is unlined and lightweight, making it perfect for the summer, but one thing that irks me is that it lacks pockets of any sort.
A pique polo shirt and linen pants make for a very laidback outfit that some may call boring. Bright colors can be used to rescue such outfits and this orange polo shirt really draws the eye.
Contrast fabric used on the placket adds some amount of detail to an otherwise solid shirt.
Simple lace swaps can breathe new life into your old shoes.
The collection also has some nice shirts if you want to go the dressed up route as well.
With soaring temperatures, a cotton shirt worn under a linen blazer is one of the best ways to look dapper without being cooked alive. And don’t forget to accessorize.
Stripes or dots? Why not both!
If menswear was to be summed up in one color, for me it would be blue. Every man needs a pair of slim chinos in blue. Not navy, true blue.
Some detail at the pockets and check out that slant coin pocket. Very useful.
American Swan’s summer collection isn’t all bright colors: They threw in a pair of black jeans. Stepping out at night without some kind of outwear on, even in the summer, is a big no-no for me. Denim jackets are light and work very well in many situations. Black jeans work well with almost everything. Combine the two with some sick sneakers and a white tee and you have a go-to outfit for when you have to step out real quick.
So those were my Top 5 Looks from American Swan’s new SS16 collection, which I must say offers good quality for the kind of prices these pieces go for. American Swan, founded in January 2013, is a relatively new brand in India but I can’t wait to see how they evolve. Hit the comments section and let me know what you think of these looks and what you are going to be wearing this summer!
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Photos by Pruthviraj Naik