Michael Bastian is easily one of my favorite designers. When I was revisiting some of his older S/S collections I started seeing lots of great stuff I had forgotten about and figured it might be interesting to use as a bit of inspiration. Obviously this isn't a call to go and blow all your money on various MB pieces, but instead a kind of retrospective and style guide - looking back to look forward if you will. I personally believe that all of Michael's older stuff translates extremely well due to his ability to craft genuinely classic, masculine style. Much like you can find 20 year old Polo gear at the thrift store and wear it out that night, these clothes have no true lifespan - though I won't be foolish enough to ever refer to garmenture as immortal. Anyhow, these are some highlights I found (not including the most recent S/S collection) that I really think work well right now. Some of this you may already know and some of it you may disagree with, but hopefully there is at least something to take away.
own version that is as cheap as it is cool.
S/S 2007- I'm not sure how everyone feels about beach pants, but I can imagine it is as divided as the conversation on sweatpants. As the weather heats up it is important to stay cool and relaxed and beach pants are a great way to accomplish this. There is no need to over think them at all because of just how casual of a garment it is. Like the picture above shows, wear them with your favorite sneakers and windbreaker. Who cares if they're a little baggy or the drawstring is untied? The whole point is that it's easy, comfortable and you could care less because you are on your way to the beach.