Whether it’s the Mad Men effect or just a natural fashion cycle, seersucker is back in a big way for spring and summer. One thing to remember, however, is that it’s not about head-to-toe suits. To move from the costume-y realm to a modern look for 2012–no matter the age–the key is breaking things up and going non-traditional. Pair a classic seersucker sportcoat with shorts in a solid color or even in a bold print. Or go the preppy-cool route with some retro sneakers with seersucker accents. It’s a wearable look that fathers and sons can shake up for the warmer months ahead.
Kroon Taylor Sportcoat, $295, nordstrom.com
Lobster Seersucker Swim Trunk, $36, janieandjack.com
Converse Jack Purcell Seersucker Oxfords, $80, saks.com