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Sneak Peek: Dark Florals for Dudes with BLKLN Spring 2014

BLKLN spring 2014 (photography courtesy of BLKLN)
BLKLN spring 2014 (photography courtesy of BLKLN)

Remember local designer Jim Duran’s BLKLN debut? The fall men’s collection was a medley of metallic slate cargo skinnies, sequined black tees, sheer black button-ups, and other glam, rock-and-roll-inspired separates. There were some quirky pieces–tanks as long as dresses, for example–but I would have worn most of it myself. The same could be said for Jim’s exotic vacation-inspired spring lineup with low, scoop-neck tanks and floral print pants, but I think more Dallas dudes can actually get on board this time. Sure, floral prints are a stretch for the Polo set, but for a guy with a little imagination and a playful approach to dressing, I think a short-sleeved button-up with a barely there, peek-a-boo floral print panel is totally doable.  Plus, they can  top it off with a new BLKLN baseball cap. Hit up the launch party on Thursday, September 12 to see it all in person.

In the meantime, let’s talk about how killer a full, 50s-length skirt would be in one those dark floral with tights and booties. You listening, Jim? I’m just sayin’…

BLKLN spring 2014 (photography courtesy of BLKLN)
BLKLN spring 2014 (photography courtesy of BLKLN)