Ask the Expert: A Chat With Miami Menswear Designer Jared Lang

Lang dishes with us on summer dressing, eating out, travel plans and more.

If you’ve been to the new and improved Aventura Mall, you may have seen (or shopped) area designer Jared Lang’s boutique. Filled with his signature printed button-downs and edgy footwear, the shop also offers woven shirts, Polo tops and swimwear. We recently chatted with the designer about his work, inspiration, travel plans and thoughts on Miamian style.

When did you start your collection?

I started the label Jared Lang in 2011. What started as a luxury men’s sport-shirt line has since flourished into a full lifestyle collection complete with one-of-a-kind woven shirts, polos, outerwear, swimwear, shoes and hosiery.

How do you feel about Miamian style?

I think the coolest thing about Miamian style is that it’s different in each area. Wynwood, Brickell, South Beach and Aventura all have their own style and Miami flair.

What are some tips for summer dressing in South Florida?

Prints! They are a must this season, and I am a big fan of keeping everything fitted, but always keep it simple. Less is more.

What are some of your favorite places to shop and eat in South Florida?

I love grabbing lunch at Carpaccio or Makoto ... and happy hour at Sugar at the East in Brickell—you can't beat that view. My favorite dinner spots are Komodo, Milos and Nobu.

Where are you going on your next big trip?

Paris, Istanbul and Italy for sourcing and design.

What are some of your must-pack pieces?

A sharp button-down and an exceptionally cool pair of sneakers that can take you from day to night ... and a classic, cool swimsuit.

What one destination on your travel bucket list?