Spring 2012 Men’s Fashion Trend: Brights

One of the biggest fashion trends for Spring 2012 in men's accessories and underwear is brights! Yes, that shocking palette of saturated colors that can, at times, be mistaken for dreaded day-glo! You may have thought the only way you would see these colors on yourself was in nightmares, where you were stuck in the 80's and couldn't get out.

Well, this time around, it is being treated a bit more tastefully. Men's underwear lines such as Diesel and Papi have introduced colors that bring them up to speed with the usual offerings from Bjorn Borg. Michael Kors, Burberry and A|X Armani Exchange, among others, have electrified their Spring 2012 men's watch collections. Prada, Kurt Geiger and Kenneth Cole are demanding attention through color with items in their Spring 2012 men's shoe offerings. And Paul Smith, Etro and Tateossian are making statements with their Spring 2012 men's belts, ties and jewelry lines.

When bright colors are added to a fashion look through accessories, the impact is more controlled, saving the onlooker from the jarring effect that seeing a person dressed in a florescent Garanimals ensemble will almost always engender.

Below we have highlighted some very tasteful fashion offerings from the Spring 2012 men's brights trend. All are available from online department stores and specialty retailers in the H2H Shopping Mall.

1) Ted Baker iPhone 4 bulldog-print cover $39.95 at Nordstrom, 2) Michael Kors bright yellow silicone strap watch $295 at Nordstrom, 3) Etro sand and orange braided belt €155 at Stylebop, 4) Prada plain toe oxford with multi-colored kiltie and side detailing $650 at Nordstrom, 5)  Papi bright blue Mosaic Euro trunk $22 at Macys, 6) Tateossian yellow leather interwoven bracelet £119 at Harrods, 7) Polo Ralph Lauren lime green cap with pony logo £30 at Harrods, 8) Diesel large face watch with  purple plastic bracelet $140 at Nordstrom, 9)  Asics Gel "Noosa Tri 7" bright multi running shoe $119.95 at Nordstrom, 10) Tateossian blue leather interwoven bracelet £119 at Harrods, 11) True Religion Brand Jeans "The Buddha" trucker's cap with orange trim $75 at Nordstrom, 12) Paul Smith multi stripe woven belt €98 at Stylebop, 13) Sperry Topsider AO boat shoe with bright yellow outsole $89.95 at Nordstrom, 14) AX Armani Exchange bright red chronograph watch $200 at Nordstrom, (see #15-26 after the image)

15) AX Armani Exchange bright blue chronograph watch $180 at Macys, 16) Creative Recreation "Tucco" leather sneaker with blue outsole and matching laces $110 at Nordstrom, 17) Bjorn Borg fuschia trunk underwear £22 at Selfridges, 18) Victorinox Swiss Army dive watch with bright orange rubber strap $1,195 at Nordstrom, 19) John Lewis bright blue/black chino belt £20 at John Lewis, 20) Fins cobalt blue suede loafers £99.50 at John Lewis, 21) Diesel purple trunk underwear £21 at Selfridges, 22) KG by Kurt Geiger "Caine" desert boot with bright yellow outsole £90 at Harrods, 23) Etro bright striped knit tie $179 at Nordstrom, 24) Puma orange Big Cat cap €20 at Puma UK, 25) Etro blue/navy/brown multi belt $276 at Nordstrom, 26) Timberland Earthkeepers orange sport oxford $100 at Nordstrom, 27) Burberry Sport orange silicone banded watch $395 at Macys.



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