This years Men’s Fashion Month has seen an array of classic design and rule-breaking styles. With the debut of Virgil Abloh’s first season with Louis Vuitton as well as Kim Jones’ Dior collection, it is proving hard to wait for the threads to drop in 2019.
The ‘see now, buy now’ business model, allowing consumers to shop straight from the runway, seemed to not only be costly but a logistical nightmare with no little profitability on sales. It is however, hard to practice patience when a slew of fresh clothes appears on social media, so to help you lead the way in upcoming trends, we’ve compiled a list of the most wearable trends you can buy now.
Whether you consider it a trend or style trick, the rise in streetwear has left the tucked-in shirt intact and the old school style you were forced to wear as a school student is back for Spring/Summer 2019.
The trick to nailing the shirt tuck is to keep it relaxed and not too tight. Start with a slightly longer shirt, forgiving pants and a statement belt. Tuck in your shirt, then begin to pull out the sides until you reach the desired effect.
Gone are the days of uncomfortable, slim-fit suiting and if you need convincing to go casual for the summer, father of quality tailoring Giorgio Armani are here to set the record straight.
While we don’t recommend ditching your bespoke suits all together, oversized and relaxed shapes are a go-to for the warmer months. Look for a lightweight material to further enhance the summer vibes.
Bold colour seems to be having a moment for the Spring/Summer 2019 season and no matter if its in block, pattern or found in accents on your threads, the more the merrier.
Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Martine Rose are embracing the rainbow. While all-over colour is not exactly everyday appropriate, or easy to pull off, bold accents will elevate your style game. Start small and go from there.
When you see knitwear you don’t automatically associate it with Summer, but a lightweight cardigan or sweater is a great kit essential for those cool Spring mornings. Easy to layer and an easy cover-up, brands like Hermes and Louis Vuitton are adopting the classic but with added style.
As always try to opt for good quality knits that will last for seasons to come.
Form and Function
A big favourite from Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director, Virgil Abloh, the bum-bag has gone one step further in the form of utility packs. While the bright orange utility vest is not for everyone, excess zippers and pockets are being found on everything from the cult favourite bum-bag to classic jackets.
The key is to keep the rest of your look simple and let the hardware do the talking.
Cover Image: Giorgio Armani Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 Collection / Supplied