Can Men Wear Floral Prints?

Men like you tend to care about what they're wearing more often than not. You’re rummaging through your closet and there are shirts of all kinds of patterns. One of them is a Hawaiian shirt that you typically wear during the summer. 

Then it hits you. Can a man even wear floral prints? The answer is yes. 

Here’s the thing: when we think about floral prints, we think it may come off as less manly and more feminine. But that couldn't be further from the truth. This guide will explain why men can still rock the floral prints (along with examples on how you can do that). 

Gender stereotypes may matter less

As mentioned before, some men still question whether or not some patterns and styles are “manly enough”. Take pink for instance. Typically it’s associated with something feminine.  

Over the years, that whole notion seems to be wearing off. You see guys wearing pink button down shirts with a suit whenever they want to wear something “loud”. They might even wear an all pink suit in a nod to “The Pink Panther”.  

Fashion has evolved and the gender norms and stereotypes seem to be dying off. Floral prints may have been exclusive to women’s fashion at one point. However, that doesn’t seem like the case anymore. 

In fact, Vintage 1946’s Striped Flower Print Windjammer Hybrid shorts feature floral prints. It’s a pattern fit for a day at the beach or some tropical paradise. Maybe that will pair well with that Hawaiian shirt. 

Even better, it’s the kind of shorts where you can feel manly while wearing floral print. See? We like to kill off gender stereotypes too. 

Self-expression matters most 

When it comes to men’s fashion - we welcome the idea of expressing yourself. You can communicate your personality, interest, and moods through the clothes you choose. Floral prints may play a role in that self-expression. 

There may be a flower out there that may represent your personal beliefs and values. If you’re someone who considers themselves a “lover not a fighter”, a rose floral print might be beneficial for you. You can match it with the right kind of clothes that go well with your style and the attire appropriate for the occasion.  

If it’s summer and you want to wear a floral print short-sleeved shirt, pair it with shorts. One of our favorites is the Vintage 1946 Charleston Khaki Washed Shorts. You can express yourself as long as the clothes fit well, balance out in terms of colors, and if it’s seasonably appropriate (amongst other factors). 

It’s got versatility 

Did you know that floral print has versatility? Believe it or not, it’s one of the best options if you care more about the attribute. That’s because floral print comes in a wide range of designs. 

Whether it’s bold or vibrant, you can choose something that will match your personal style. You may have a small floral detail on a shirt you're wearing or on your jacket. Either way, you can experiment and play around with all kinds of different floral patterns and ideas. 

Of course, be mindful of certain things like the color palette. You want the colors to compliment each other rather than clash. 

Floral print styling tips 

If you have never worn floral print or have certain clothes that have it, these styling tips might come in handy. Here’s a handy guide that you can follow: 

Start out small 

If you’re a beginner, this is what you should do first. Include small details into your outfit. Specifically, this should include wearing a tie, pocket square, or socks that have floral print. It may be the best way to introduce yourself to the trend without feeling overwhelmed. 

Utilize neutral pairings 

Neutral-colored floral prints like black or white even earthy tones could be your best option. Especially if you are looking for something that looks subdued but more sophisticated. Floral pieces can go well with khakis or denims - whichever is the best fit for your personal style. 

Accessorize if you want 

Accessories are optional. However, if you feel the need to make your outfit look less bold, you can wear something that will make you stand out. Even floral pattern accessories like hats or belts might be good options to consider. 

Final Thoughts 

Floral prints are no longer considered feminine. In fact, they are becoming more mainstream in terms of men’s fashion. Try it out for yourself and pair it with something you can find from Vintage 1946. Check them out today and see what stands out as your next wardrobe addition.