You’ve seen all our favorites for spring 2013 in womenswear, but what about for menswear? We promise not to neglect what will be big for men, come spring, and we have pulled a distinct selection of looks that compiles everything from top notch suits to tried-and-true casual staples, like t-shirts. The use of color for 2013 will be huge, as well as accessorizing with scarves. Without further ado, we present the best of spring 2013, for the fashion aware dude.
1. J.Crew – This collection (above) would make Crayola proud. Color blocked polos, striped rugby sweaters, and lilac shorts and the return of cuffed pants. But, it was the Japanese chambray and navy pinstriped suit that really lined up right. This is the one stop shop for the American male 9-5 wardrobe (with the occasional after hours.)
2. Joseph Abboud – The same textures and lines that made for strong womenswear have shifted to menswear as well. Bombers have proved to be a necessary commodity for both dress up and dress down. Yet, it was an ode to old glamour that made the most sense in Abboud’s collection; classic pieces like ivory sports coats and lightweight sweaters have us yearning (already) for summer Fridays.
3. Michael Bastian – Cheers to a designer who’s not afraid to show skin on the runway. While some of the looks maintained a classic, clean prep, the rest said “hello Hamptons!” after party – and we like it!
[Image via Style.com]
4. Gant by Michael Bastian – Bastian’s “Gant” man was part mountain climber, part surfer, part tech geek. The combination may seem bizarre, but it manages to yield cool cargo pants and hoodies and anything-but-boring basics. Men: challenge yourself to trying newly styled layering, mixing patterns, and adding pops of color.
5. Calvin Klein – Denim on denim, khaki on khaki, and some white tees mixed in for extra measure. That description doesn’t do justice to the height of sophistication that is this reputed American sportswear designer. Standout piece: for sure, a smoky grey suit.
6. Duckie Brown – “Duckie Pleasures,” was this season’s theme, and it’s a pleasure indeed to watch these two designers push the limits of men’s fashion yet again. Most standout favorite was the red tartan pants that echoed an updated and refined ’70s punk edge.
7. Ralph Lauren – Forever ready for impeccably preppy and perfect styling that translates to the office, black-tie, and everyday, Ralph Lauren always scores well with us. Exquisitely tailored evening wear remained sleek with an unexpectedly slim silhouette. In the meantime, Polo upheld its nonchalant, youthful, resounding feel. Sporty and bright, the separates can easily be mixed and matched. One final note, gentlemen: brown is certainly the new black – especially when paired like this three piece stunner was (pictured above).
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