Men’s Fashion Director Bruce Pask shares the key takeaways of the season.
Variations on the evergreen camouflage pattern have become a menswear mainstay. Far from disguises, the new pieces—Valentino’s panther print, Givenchy’s currency camo and Dries Van Noten’s patchworked patterns—are meant to stand out.
The Polo Returns
The ’60s-era short-sleeve sport shirt that recalls the Rat Pack poolside in Palm Springs is back from its fashion vacation and ready for the spotlight. Collections such as Brunello Cucinelli and Officine Générale paired polos with spring suiting for a relaxed, elegant feel, while the country club classic also dressed up more casual, sporty looks.
Refresh your tie rack this season with new pale colors in rich textures that enhance the look of your lightweight tailoring.
What’s In A Name?
Gucci designer Alessandro Michele featured soon-to-be-coveted tee shirts sporting vintage versions of the house’s iconic logo in his enthralling runway collection, a knowing nod to graphics that had been borrowed from the brand over the years.
Footwear is getting a little fresh air this season with sneakers, lace-ups and loafers in woven-leather patterns that ventilate while they look great.
Aquatalia, Silvano Sassetti, Ermenegildo Zegna
Your Summer Crush
These perfectly packable hats, called “crushers,” are made from durable hemp fiber that allows them to be rolled up for travel—no hatbox needed.
Goodman’s, Isaac Larose
Bleached And Frayed
Taking the of-the-moment cutoff denim hem a step further, designers John Elliott and Virgil Abloh of Off-White bleached the bottoms of jeans to add a bit of a highlight to their handiwork.
These luxe leather and high-tech nylon takes on athletic sandals pair perfectly for the weekend, whether you’re beach bound or cocktailing at the club.