Fashion is one of our most immediate forms of self-expression. And if what we wear truly is a reflection of who we are, then this season’s biggest menswear trends describe the identikit of a man who appreciates the pleasure of formality, with a nostalgic yearning for past and who rediscovers the ease of essentiality.
To help you imagine the man that you can be this spring/summer, here are some of the trends, which include pinstripe suits, casual double-breasted jackets and autumn shades.
Last summer, suiting made a welcome return to the world’s runways in the most classic forms possible. Now, for this season, a few of the more dynamic tailoring styles are making a comeback. In this case? Pinstripe. If you’re planning on wearing pinstripe have a look at point 3.
A polo shirt, please
It’s not new, it’s something that we know. For some years now, the sporty or chic version of the polo shirt has taken over the casual and business casual wardrobe. Worn with a pair of chinos or under an informal suit, the men’s polo shirt is one of the essentials of the next season. Perfect in plain colours or with patterns imported from the seventies.
The new trend towards extreme tailoring indicated its reference destination (for now): the double-breasted jacket. Whether it is made oversize or with a smaller cut, it must be worn unfastened for an overall effortless elegance effect. Solid colours, check and pinstripe are the patterns that best enhance it.
Traditionally speaking, the spring/summer season calls for soft, summery hues of mauve and light blue and green. Now, however, for Spring/Summer 2020, it’s all about moody, rusty, altogether more autumnal shades of bronze, maroon, copper and burgundy. A trend to keep in mind when buying your next suit.
Denim had a great revival in both the Paris and Milan fashion shows of last year. Most commonly worn in the form of a two-piece denim look (i.e. both denim jeans and jacket), it can be interpreted in a less streetwear way, by combining a pair of denim effect chinos with a tailored polo shirt, or with a denim effect shirt worn under a double-breasted white or beige suit.
Short sleeves, now you can
Fashion is like that. What is banned from every man’s wardrobe today, will be a summer trend tomorrow. And so it happened. The short-sleeved shirt, which has been replaced by the polo shirt during last hot seasons, is back. Worn with the last buttons unfastened and made with long sleeves up to the elbow, it has to be worn with high-waisted trousers with double pleats and moccasins.
It’s the colour-trend of the summer. Classic pink, delicate pastel, or neon, it works on anyone brave enough to rock it. A pink suit or, why not, a pink poplin cotton shirt for the office.