Men’s fashion salutes our armed forces this season with snappy, military-inspired looks.
Elsewhere, check in with checkered print and discover that yellow’s not so mellow:
There’s no better way to be functional and fashionable than with a fresh look that nonetheless pays tribute to times past. Showcased by the likes of Dries van Noten, Givenchy and Valentino, this martial plan embraces everything from classic utility pants to loose-fitting tunics and Army-style trousers. For those colder April mornings, the bomber jacket offers a stylish solution, with unusual renditions by Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs. Subtle details include the use of earth tones — namely olive green and crème — as well as camouflage prints and khaki. Complementing accessories include Doc Martens, the combat boot and the backpack, a multipurpose option that’s proven popular this year, with styles by Louis Vuitton, Prada and Royce, mentioned in February WAG.
FOR YOUR CLOSET: The Short Field Coat in olive by Tom Ford (1), a utility jacket with a funnel neckline, side entry pockets and a zip and welt pocket at the chest, $2,890.
The Camouflage Leather Backpack by a.testoni (2), a backpack with solid-grained calf leather trim, golden hardware and padded, adjustable shoulder straps, $1,690.
A Pixel, Camo Print, Short-Sleeve Woven Shirt in olive (3), featuring a spread collar with a buffalo horn-button front, yoked back shoulders and chest flap pockets, $595.
Plaids and checkered patterns offer a sharp contrast — a theme of this season — to any monochromatic ensemble. The most trending is the traditional checkerboard — signature of Vans’ slip-on sneaker, the pattern’s original claim to fame in 1977 — a motif of skate culture deemed by Vogue as this year’s “most unmissable marking.” But additional renditions including gingham, hound’s-tooth and windowpane, which are equally chic, featured by designers Facetasm, MSGM and, of course, Fendi. Pair the bold pattern with a bold color for an alternative look.
FOR YOUR CLOSET: Elwood X25 Princes of Wales Check 3D Tapered Jeans in black, white and red by G-Star (4), jeans in hound’s-tooth print, featuring a slim fit and tapered leg with a five-pocket style, $170.
FELLOWS IN YELLOW
The color of menswear this season is yellow — but it sure isn’t mellow. All shades go, with greater emphasis on yellow-green and acidic looks, as well as rich mustards, ambers and gold — as spotted in styles by Hermès, Haider Ackerman and Alexander McQueen. Downplay the bright hue for daytime by pairing with a neutral — like white, navy or charcoal — or use as an accent to complement a dark-colored suit.
FOR YOUR CLOSET: The Dot-Print Silk Tie by Charvet (5), $245.
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