How to Dress Up Recreation Wear

Recreation wear has recently become part of modern men's wardrobes. It provides comfort and practicality in plenty of settings. Yet, the fashion world seems to evolve year after year. If you plan on elevating your leisure wear for something more sophisticated without giving up any comfort, this guide is for you. 

We'll discuss some advice on how you can upgrade your recreational wear. Whether for casual outings or semi-formal gatherings, what you wear will be in the right place. Let's cut to the chase and get started now. 

Start with the Basics 

You want to begin by starting with the basics, especially with quality. You want to focus specifically on comfort. This includes looking for breathable fabrics like cotton, wool, or high-quality technical materials. You want to make sure that you avoid any clothes that are ill-fitting or overly baggy. You want to choose something that will provide you with a clean and sharp silhouette. 

Consider a shirt from Vintage 1946, like the Printed Long Sleeve Woven shirt. This will be one of the best options for dressing up using recreational wear. 

Layering Is Key 

Remember that layering can also be excellent when you want to add depth or style to your outfit. One example is pairing a jacket with a plain T-shirt or sweatshirt. These can elevate your look in an instant. You could also choose a certain jacket, such as a bomber jacket or even a casual blazer. Keep in mind that you will want to look for something that has complementary colors so you can put together something that will look sleek and stylish. 

Tailored Trousers and Shorts 

Instead of wearing athletic, shorter joggers, you'll want to go with a more tailored option. These can include trousers or shorts, especially if they are neutral colors like gray, navy, or beige. They can be something like Vintage 1946's Hybrid Performance Flat Front shorts. On the other hand, consider wearing a pair of well-fitting chinos. 

You can pair this with a button-up shirt or even a fitted polo. Both of them will need to maintain a balance between style and comfort. 

Consider Accessories 

Accessories are an excellent way to add sophistication to your recreation outfit. Some examples that we recommend include a stylish watch, a belt, or even a pair of sunglasses. If you want to take it a step further, consider adding a leather bag or backpack, especially when you want to carry your essentials while keeping your look put together and stylish. 

Sometimes, it never hurts to test out some of the accessories you may be interested in sporting. For example, if the watch that you chose initially wasn't a good fit, you could consider wearing a bracelet, whether handcrafted or made from materials other than gold or silver. 

Don't Forget the Footwear Either 

Your choice of footwear will help your outfit stand out or make it look out of place. What kind of footwear would you be able to choose when it comes to wearing recreational clothing? If the answer is sneakers, you're on the right track, but the regular kind is not the answer. The sneakers you are looking for should be made from leather. In addition, loafers or desert boots are some of the best footwear options that will match your recreational wear. 

Go for Neutral or Earth Tones 

Choosing colors may be a challenge. To make it easier, we suggest you use neutral or earth-tone colors. These include, but are not limited to, navy, gray, black, khaki, or even olive green. Any of these colors will provide you with a put-together look and will be easily matched and mixed with little to no effort. 

The neutral colors will make matching a lot easier. It’s the same as any other clothes you put together. Of course, white can be an excellent option since it matches with pretty much anything. White shirt with gray shorts? Or why not switch it out with a beige color? 

You simply can’t go wrong without matching neutral colors with others. It will always be a fail-safe option when it comes to me  

Final Thoughts 

We hope this guide on wearing recreation apparel has been helpful. At Vintage 1946, we are confident that you can find the best clothes that will match your style, mainly if they feature recreational clothing. Want to see what we have in our stores? Don't hesitate to check us out today and see which clothing options will fit your wardrobe well.