The dust has finally settled on what has been an illuminating month for menswear. In New York, London, Paris and Milan we have had glimpse of what is to come over the next six months. But what about right now? For those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on beautiful clothes, here’s our edit of the best menswear pieces that you can buy right now.
Paul Smith: Flower Power
If London Fashion Week Men’s tells us anything, it’s that traditionally feminine motifs such as flowers and embellishments will be everywhere over the next few months. After seasons of minimalism, this ‘new masculinity’ is a welcome change in direction. This Paul Smith jumper with a simple embroidered detail is perfect for following this trend, particularly if you are keen to stay true to your ‘all black everything’ roots.
Études: ‘Are EU Kidding Me?’
In March 2017 Article 50 will be triggered. In case you’ve been living under a rock, this is the process that formally initiates the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. If you’re a passionate Remainer, why not keep your passion for the EU and all things single market alive with this sweater emblazoned with flaming orange stars?
Ann Demeulemeester: Sheer Perfection
Anyone who says orange is the new black is, quite frankly, kidding themselves. Black is most definitely here to stay. When it comes to rocking the heat-to-toe black uniform, it’s all about combining different textures and weights of fabric to keep things interesting. This sheer shirt from Swedish design sensation Ann Demeulemeester is the perfect versatile garment, as it can be worn during summer and layered throughout winter.
Tiger of Sweden: Check Mate
Checks of all varieties were another recurring theme on the AW17 runway. Perhaps it’s just our penchant for anything dramatic, but we love this contrast graphic check from Tiger of Sweden.
Acne Studios: Think Pink
The ‘new masculinity’ trend doesn’t stop with patterns. This year we’re going to see an abundance of garments in colours traditionally associated with femininity. You no longer have to be a ‘real man’ to wear pink, so why not slip into a pair of sleek Acne Studios trousers?
Stutterheim: Make It Rain
Winter is in full swing, and unless you’re lucky enough to live somewhere exotic, you’re going to need a raincoat. Nothing sums up Scandinavian minimalism quite like a Stutterheim rain jacket. Each coat is handmade in Stockholm and is sure to last a lifetime.
Helmut Lang: Denim Heaven
Somehow denim is always able to make you feel like a rebel despite the fact that half the world wears it. When it comes to wearing denim this year, there’s really no such thing as too much. Whether adding on patches or going for a distressed look, nothing is off limits. This season we’re obsessed with double denim. Have a very stylish ‘Britney and Justin’ moment in Helmut Lang.
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