For the Guys: 10 Printed Pieces to Add Fun to Your Style

Never underestimate the power of a well-chosen print.


( Yes, monochrome outfits may seem like they're everywhere nowadays. But when it comes to elevating your look, you can always rely on prints. With the many choices out there—from checks, florals, stripes, to nature-inspired motifs—a well-chosen printed piece can add visual interest to your outfit. Wearing them may seem overwhelming at first, but the key is to balance the rest of your outfit out with solid colors, so the print stands out. Check out these 10 pieces for a good starting point.


Tote Bag (P390) from Uniqlo

Add some quirk to your typical work get-up with this unconventional choice of an office bag from Uniqlo. Not only is this bag roomy enough to hold your laptop and other work essentials, but you’ll also be charmed by its kitschy duck motif!

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Checked Chinos (P3,995) from Mango

Trousers have become pretty trendy in menswear recently, and for good reason—it adds an effortless elegance to your look. Pair these gray windowpane-print pants from Mango with a boxy T-shirt in a eye-catching color for a look that’s equal parts casual and smart.


Printed Viscose Shirt (P1,995) from Zara

A relaxed-fit button-down is a closet staple made more exciting with a smart fauna motif and bright, contrasting colors. You can wear this shirt from Zara as is, but why not attempt a French tuck (only the front tucked in your pants) à la Tan France from Queer Eye?

Hooded Poplin Jacket (P1,395) from Pull & Bear

Channel your inner Fresh Prince with this vibrant windbreaker from Pull & Bear. The muted colors and tropical print will keep you looking great during chilly days.


Striped Cotton Bermuda Shorts (P1,595) from Bershka

Now here’s a nautical twist to add to your typical weekend getup! Pair these eye-catching shorts from Bershka with a T-shirt in a monochromatic color to balance it out.

Mako Printed Socks (P200) from Iconic Socks

Who says work and play can’t mix? Although the usual corporate dress code can get restricting, you can probably get away with sporting these cool shark-print socks from Iconic Socks with your dress shoes!


Little America Mid Backpack (P5,490) from Herschel

Those who say backpacks aren’t fit for grownups clearly haven’t seen this one yet. Herschel’s classic Little America silhouette is timeless, and made even better with an oh-so-cool artsy bird motif.

Mesh Print Men’s Espadrilles (P1,497) from Paez

Take a bit of the beach back to the Metro! These palm-print espadrilles from Paez are a fun option appropriate for long walks by the shore, or for running your weekend errands.


Slim-Fit Jacket (P5,490) from H&M

Everyone wears the standard gray or black suit for formal occasions, so why not change things up a bit with this bright blue double-breasted plaid blazer from H&M? Pair it with gray trousers and loafers, and you have a getup fit for the modern-day dandy.

David Bowie T-Shirt (P999) from Topman

When it comes to casual menswear, you can never go wrong with a shirt featuring music legends. This David Bowie T-shirt from Topman is sure to turn a couple of heads (and help you identify folks with great musical taste, too).

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