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The Menswear Edit

SS22 Trends

Rise and shine, it’s the dawn of a bright new season at McArthurGlen and we can’t wait to show you the spoils.

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Distressed

‘Come as you are’ is the Nirvana song that perhaps best-popularised grunge music in the 90s but today it acts as a call to stylistic arms as designers riff on the distressed look turned cult uniform. From Ambush to Dries Van Noten via your local thrift shop, the Seattle subculture’s approach to style is very much alive - oversized distressed knitwear and ripped denim are the key signifiers of the trend, alongside oversized flannel shirts and skater sneakers. The colour palette should consist of neutral washed-out tones and the silhouette is relaxed and baggy. Don’t overlook your accessories either - a silver necklace or retro shades can really add authenticity to the grunge look.

 

 



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Leisure League

The momentum of sports luxe trends has not abated over the past few years with everyone from Louis Vuitton to Gucci doubling down on the sportswear aesthetic. But this season, the trend has been seen through nostalgic eyes, with the 70s and 80s taking the field as stylish reference points (which makes this trend great to mix with charity shop finds and repurposed vintage items). Think two-piece velour tracksuits, funnel-neck track tops, Ivy league varsity jackets with embroidered details, and preppy rugby shirts with retro stripes. Co-ord tracksuits are smart to the point of transcending sportswear, while statement bomber jackets provide an edgy styling element that you can mix with thrift shop tees. Or why not get creative with your dad’s rugby shirts (maybe ask him first though!) to add a retro sports vibe to a pair of chinos and hi-tops, too.



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Well Suited

Remember when tailoring used to mean stiff suits and business uniforms? Us neither! Tailoring has changed dramatically in the last few years, going from being exclusively formal to effortlessly casual thanks to the likes of Zegna, Paul Smith and Acne Studios. Unstructured designs cut in lightweight cotton or linen from a pastel colour palette have made summer tailoring not only easy to wear but also relaxed and comfortable, too. Look for softly draped jackets and pair them with a tonal tee or casual short-sleeve shirt, and lo-fi sneakers for a sophisticated off-duty look. Stay on trend with relaxed fit trousers rather than anything overly tapered, or dial down the structure even more with a matching pair of shorts.

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Bootcamp

Menswear can thank military heritage for a huge number of garments that we still wear today, so it’s no surprise that designers from Neil Barrett and Vetements to Burberry and Undercover keep coming back to the military well to drink in some inspiration. This season, the references have a utilitarian feel about them, swathed in khaki, olive drab and camouflage tones, and packed with functional pocket detailing. The trend can be as easy to tap into as a khaki tee or combat trousers, or you can opt for statement military pieces such as multi-pocket field jackets. Accessorise with camouflage elements such as cross-body bags, rugged leather boots, and minimalist silver jewellery.