What spring clothing essentials should a hip, 50-something man shop for and what should he avoid? D.C.-based personal wardrobe consultant Tara Luizzi, who has worked at top boutiques including Louis Boston and Relish advises keeping the name of a great tailor in your contact list and being cautious about dressing head-to-toe in the latest trend. The good news: Pairing classics that you probably already have in your closet — such as a navy blazer and jeans — with a few of these suggestions will have you looking stylish and feeling comfortable this summer.
Khakis are an American icon, and thanks to updates by designers Steven Alan and Michael Bastian, they’re getting new respect. Don a polo shirt and topsiders with this flat-front pant for an effortlessly casual look. $69.50 at area J. Crew stores and www.jcrew.com. Courtesy of J. Crew