The Summer of Great Style - 405 Magazine

The Summer of Great Style

A true classic never really goes out of fashion; witness the way one of the great American novels provides inspiration for the crisp, colorful, Gatsby-esque attire in our compendium of summer menswear.

Men’s fashion rarely changes in dramatic ways and the current trend is case in point. Today’s attire is reminiscent of a scene from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, “The Great Gatsby,” and arrives just in time for this summer’s remake of the 1974 film. For those occasions when you need a more refined look than cargo shorts and flip-flops, we’ve turned to the past for some inspiration.


Montedoro double-breasted sport coat, Steven Alan plaid cotton shirt, Mac Jeans Nantucket red chinos, Robert Talbott pocket square and Bailey straw hat from Spencer Stone Company, with Thom Browne sunglasses from Black Optical

Ted Baker London silk tie, Baird McNutt white linen vest, Hart Schaffner Marx suit, Daniel Cremieux shirt, with Thom Browne glasses from Black Optical

Hart Schaffner Marx linen sport coat, Daniel Cremieux sweater vest and seersucker pant, Roundtree and York Gold Label shirt, Ted Baker London purple dot bow tie, Cole Haan Air Colton wingtip oxford shoes and Stetson straw hat from Dillard’s, with Barton Perreira sunglasses from Black Optical

Vineyard Vines coral shorts and bow tie, Southern Tied plaid shirt and Hey Dude gray suede bucks from Cayman’s, with Stetson straw hat from Spencer Stone Company

“Can’t repeat the past? Of course you can!” – Jay Gatsby