Photos Courtesy of Peter MillarEffortless style seems to be lost on most men these days. They need something uncomplicated that doesn't require thought, planning, or a multitude of accessories. This summer, simplistic American design in menswear is making a comeback in a big way, encased in a myriad of textures, colors, and patterns.
While staying casual in the warmer months may bring to the minds of some men, jeans, tees, and flip flops, Peter Millar is bringing sophistication and tailoring to men’s wardrobes this season. Their separates collection ranges from business casual to sportswear, which any man no matter his styling expertise, or lack thereof, can mix and match to create his own relaxed look.
Founded in 2001 by Chris Knott, the company’s namesake was based off of a lawn bowling ball, given to him by his mother, which was inscribed with the name Peter Millar. Inspired by the historical imagery of what this name and ball represented, Knott designed with men’s classic looks from the 50’s in mind, harking back to the good ol’ days when men were tailored from head to toe, from the office to picnics with the wife and kiddies.
This quintessential all-American look is easily seen amid the checkered sports coats, argyle sweaters, and plaid button-downs. Summer’s hottest colors trickle down through each line with shorts in bright corals, gingham lavender shirts, and blazers in pastel greens; even their collection of neckwear leaves nothing to be desired. The silk ties are dotted with pink giraffes, lime green paisley, orange chambray, and turquoise fish. And there is something to be said for a guy man enough to wear a pink giraffe tie.