February is transition time, the month to phase out your winter wardrobe and think about spring. Designer lines such as Burberry, Missoni, Etro, Prada, and Ted Baker lit up the runways with mix-and-match prints and hues. To get the look, play patterns off each other by pairing a printed shirt with a printed tie. For extra pop, combine contrasting colors, such as orange and green. Skip the blazer and sport a spring essential: the vest. Whether a newsboy cap or your grandpa’s vintage topper, a hat tops it off. Elements from the past and present create the look of the moment.
John is wearing a Ted Baker shirt and “whisker” tie ($265 & $60/Ted Baker, NorthPark), moleskin vest by Billy Reid ($225/Billy Reid, NorthPark), Theory flat-front pants ($225/Merge), distressed leather brown shoes by Esquivel ($650/www.esquivelshoes.com), and vintage hat (his own).