With the summer vacation season just ahead, I have been inspired to create some looks back to that embody the essence of vacation yet are still dapper and leave one feeling “dressed” My “Summer Noir” concept, (sexy black items for summer), presents the perfect canvas to experiment with new colors and unique style details.
The key black essentials, comprised of; the black palm print shirt, summer-weight silk & cashmere black polo sweater and the new black twill tie, juxtaposed against the vivid colors of the SS19’ Collection. From this elegant mixture, my favorite item to instantly rev up my classic sartorial staples are the sky blue trousers. Paired with a vivid yellow polo and navy blazer for the official campaign, as well as with our “Summer Noir” palm print shirt.
Whether your summer plans take you far, or keep you near the sky blue pant is the new summer staple for casual and elegant versatility.
With summer upon us, the longer days and balmy nights have a heightened sense of vibrancy to them. Saturated and bright, fashions transition to reflect the summer vibe. In a season where a sea of color makes it easy to “stand-out”, I question, does being vibrant actually blend in?…
I believe summer can have a moody juxtaposition that “ Stands-Out” by toning down. With this in mind, I have re-interpeted my playful and vibrant SS 2019 collection to evoke the mysterious feel of “film noir”. Shot in black and white, this new visual gallery contrasts the drastic change with the absence of the hues that typically represent summer. As it relates to clothing, when I think about the most elegant looks I’ve created, or have been inspired by, I always find myself returning to black.
In this seasons collection I added this element with a black-scale palm tree print shirt to add a sexy vibe to a normally upbeat choice of color. Something like this can be easily paired with crisp white jeans, it’s just a touch of “noir” that is unexpected.We have a new lightweight long sleeve silk-cashmere polo that comes in “noir-black”, (and vibrant yellow and blue) for the spring season and looks great with a dark pair of polished cotton stretch trousers from our new Mark Pomerantz Fabric Collection.
While not the most common opinion or obvious choice, the choice to don black in the summer is as sleek as it is intriguing…
Despite my penchant for formal attire, the casual shirt is something of an art to me, as it’s an outlet for more intricate design work—specifically, designing unusual prints.The print can make or break a short sleeve or causal shirt and conceptualizing it with appropriate scale is a fine balance.
My philosophy is this: Small prints can cover more cloth, large prints should cover less cloth. The Spring/Summer collection was inspired by retro Hollywood parties so I incorporated various palm tree prints into the textiles for shirtings and accessories. I used classic color ways, black/grey and blue/light blue making this print easy to wear for most sensibilities and pairs great with any color pant. The short sleeve shirt looks great with a light weight trouser in an unexpected color, tailored shorts, or even denim for a fresh Summer look. For a dapper summer occasion, a sport coat over the long sleeve is a superb
I hope you enjoy these sartorial Summer ideas, and invite you to branch out and give it a try…
Inspired by retro era Hollywood parties and late summer nights, the Mark Pomerantz Spring Summer 2019 Collection takes shape in the form of vibrant yet saturated hues and vintage inspired silhouettes. New additions to the collection like our polo collar knitwear and new palm tree print accessories add depth and finesse to each look. A sleek, sexy take on tailored menswear with a distinct summer vibe.