As we slowly edge ourselves towards louche days spent basking in the sun and glorious long summer evenings that sprawl out further than we ever recalled, it feels like the right time to consider dressing for our newly adjusted seasonal mindset. Of course, we can’t get too ahead of ourselves – we’re not out of the woods of winter yet.
Too nippy for shorts and t-shirts, but too close for a hot and heavy coat, the time between seasons is a sartorial minefield – but, then again, even when summer is in full swing it isn’t without its mishaps. That’s why, as we look to update our arsenal for the sunshine days ahead, we do so with a wise, preparatory undertone. Back to the subject of shorts, it’s a key look from the recent runways but as to its practical purpose outside of the month of August we’re unsure. Instead, we’re looking to curate the new season according to the menswear trends that will serve us best in any instance. With the help of SSENSE’s new season collection, we’ve landed on three key trends that are as wearable now as they are at the peak of summer.
If You Only Buy Into 3 SS19 Menswear Trends, Make It These…
With the help of leading luxury online retailer SSENSE, we round up the essential spring/summer men's trends that are worth their salt
Shade Of Green
From fluoro lime to sedated sage, this season’s casual staples are making a commitment to going green. Revamped khaki cargo trousers paired with a peppy peppermint polo is the unexpected style pairing from D Squared that we never knew we needed – until now. Fun meets functional as we complement neon knitwear with chunky sage trail sneakers, whilst we take our tailoring tips from the pistachio shades seen at Acne Studios. Take your colour cues from the palette of the season, starting light and bright with leafy greens before deepening into darker tones for fall.
Return To Tailoring
Skinny jeans will always have their place, but this spring/summer demands an ascension to adulthood with trousers, jackets and separates cut to clad the modern gent. Tailoring was back in a big way at the London, Milan and Paris shows, with elegance and exaggerated double-breasted designs alleviating streetwear from the menswear top spot. Wear like a gentleman with a stiff cotton-fresh oxford shirt or do as the kids do and go sans shirt – that’s right, no shirt – for a lifted-from-the-runway feel.
Get more out of life with maximalist fashion that pushes the boundaries of style and taste. Write your own rules with pieces that are determined to stand out: Hawaiian florals with wide striped strides; top-to-toe checks in unexpected colour combinations; animal print and tie dye in a power struggle for the print crown.