Our Most Kipper-ish Summer Round-Up!

                    Esther Quek of The Rake // Focus: Everything! Her specs, suit, and scarf-for-tie! 

                    Esther Quek of The Rake // Focus: Everything! Her specs, suit, and scarf-for-tie! 

Impeccable, bold, and all-together confident. When the sun shines bright and the skies are blue, for some un-challenged reason, we at Kipper know that the summer season always brings the most daring out of people, and we are always eager to share with our enthusiasts what exciting styles creep out of other’s mindful arsenal.

This summer, the members at Kipper acknowledge that the season was jammed-packed with all sorts of limit-breaking achievements, and it excites us to also see this sort of enthusiasm in people’s sense of style and self-expression. So, to share the Kipper buzz with you, we archived some of our most tantalizing, style teasers that not only excite us, but also stir us with inspiration to do better, be more, and become all-seeing in the realm of style, self-expression.

Take a look at some of the tid-bits of summer fashion and suiting that are unforgivingly handsome, and remember to take note of what you can keep for the early fall!

                   Leo Chan at Levitate Style // Focus: Hawaiian Shirt and Suit Jacket Combo

                   Leo Chan at Levitate Style // Focus: Hawaiian Shirt and Suit Jacket Combo

                                                   Justin, Blogger at Scoutsixteen

                                                   Justin, Blogger at Scoutsixteen

1.) The Floral (or Hawaiian) Shirt -- These shirts aren’t only for the summer, or those days out on the beach, anymore; wear these shirts when you’re feeling especially cheerful or simply just woke up on the right side of the bed. Floral shirts are so confident and crisp, it is nearly immune to the change of the seasons; that is, of course, unless it’s dreadfully cold outside. If so, pair up that shirt with a suit jacket, tie, and over-coat. No sun? No problem! Bring on the sunshine rays yourself, your way. These shirts are here to stay.

Check out our “Summer Essentials … #1” post for the Kipper breakdown of where to get the best floral shirts, or better yet, just make your very own with us!

 Frank Gallucci (Left) and Roberto Raro // Focus: Sunglasses that compliment their suits in shape                                                                          and color

 Frank Gallucci (Left) and Roberto Raro // Focus: Sunglasses that compliment their suits in shape                                                                          and color

Gentlemen of Pitti Uomo // Focus: The modernity of their outfits when paired with sunglasses

Gentlemen of Pitti Uomo // Focus: The modernity of their outfits when paired with sunglasses

2.) “Shades, Specs,” or Simply, Sunglasses -- A titan of an accessory! At Kipper, we believe that sunglasses can contribute these visage of enigma, rebellion, or sparkling charisma. Whatever your personality, whatever your style scheme for the day, the right pair of sunglasses optimizes your style story by taking people’s eyes away from your eyes and onto everything else that shows what’s on your mind: your wardrobe and the way you carry it which is entirely your own.

Glance back at our “Summer Essentials …#2” post for a collection of Kipper’s favorite shades. If you need help with a specific pair, that’s not yet found, to go with that Kipper suit you just got, let us know! Our curators are always standing by.

                             Frank Gallucci in Italy // Focus: The rich colors in his paisley tie

                             Frank Gallucci in Italy // Focus: The rich colors in his paisley tie

    Sarah Ann Murray of The Rake // Focus: How her minimalistic tie flatters the texture in her suit

    Sarah Ann Murray of The Rake // Focus: How her minimalistic tie flatters the texture in her suit

3.)  Ties, Ties, Ties! -- The Magna Carta that declares whether a suit is made professionally free, or casually tamed; All our Kipper members agree that the type of tie one wears can easily dictate the direction of the suit, and are also fascinated by that spectrum of stylistic control. Paisley ties depicts someone who means business, a soldier of success and self-innovation, whereas a floral tie demonstrates an individual of character and, probably, good company. The details are “small, but significant” (thanks, Don Drapper!). All there is to it, is to decide who you want to be for the day.

Infatuated by this idea? Check out our “Kipper Anthology of Ties” post to see what kind of ties are out there, what works best with them, and why you should invest in an essential collection of them. As always, ask us to curate for you if you’re not sure, or just don’t have the time to invest, and we can make it happen!

 

Hoisum Nguyen

Berkeley, CA