You might (or might not) have read my recent post on the importance of gingham for a San Francisco spring and summer HERE, and if you didn't that's OK. It basically explained that every man needs a subtle hint of the playful print in his closet (and women can use it as well). You can find similar gingham shirts at stores like H&M, Banana Republic, and The Gap. The overall men's style is classic, clean, and overall true to what spring and summer represent in a symbolic sense. Above I've posted some photos from a day with Photographer Carl* and you can see how I wore gingham. Nothing too special, but I paired it with some white denim and an amazing coat by Vince. The white denim adds for some contrast so the navy can stand against the white and be better noticed. I initially wore the white jeans to keep true to the San Francisco beach environment the shoot was in.
One great thing about this entire look, which I'm in love with, is the sort of exaggerated coat by Vince with amazing lapel draping. It's wool fabric gives some texture to the look and photos. As heavy as it might look, it actually isn't; the coat is more cozy than any other that I own. Overall, it's also a great staple to own or have something of a similar style; it's definitely a San Francisco necessity anyway.
*To learn more about Photographer Carl and see his work, visit his site at www.studiomahoney.com