Spring Summer Trends for Men


Individuality reigns this season as bold florals and minimalist shapes vie with relaxed tailoring and a new approach to sportswear.

The sun on your face, laughing with friends, the joy of dressing up - If there was ever a season to embrace those small pleasures in life it’s this one. At McArthurGlen you’ll find plenty of reasons to look forward the summer...

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Hugo Boss

Minimalism

If the floral tribe are waving the flag for an outpouring of colour, then those over at Planet Minimalism are proving that mood-enhancing sophistication needn’t come from a rainbow. There’s something utterly satisfying about clean lines and a monochrome palette, a fact that wasn’t missed by the likes of Jil Sander, Fear of God, Juun.J, Ambush and so many others this season. When life gets complicated, pare it back: boxy silhouettes by Armani Exchange and AllSaints conspire with no-button shirts, straight trousers and even boilersuits to create an outstandingly clean summer trend. Keep the details to a minimum with hidden shirt plackets and draped tailoring (we love this season’s blazers by Hugo Boss). Less is most definitely more.

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AllSaints

Full Bloom

It seems only natural that in a season of rejuvenation, we break out the bouquets and lead the charge to summer with a heady wardrobe of vibrant floral motifs. From blazing hot Casablanca to the evergreen Tom Ford, flower prints were in bloom in every corner of the menswear garden, propelling a bold collection of looks characterised by silk short-sleeved shirts and loose-fitting trousers. Think less English garden and more tropical paradise when it comes to the florals, with Ted Baker and Polo Ralph Lauren providing some stunning short-sleeve shirt options (you can always tone down the boldness of the prints with a warm base of cream or pastel trousers, providing a sumptuous balance).

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Lacoste

Tailoring Relaxed
The suit has often moonlighted as menswear's zeitgeist over the years, from the identikit business suits of the 50s to Giorgio Armani’s boxy creations in the power-crazed 80s. This season, tailoring finds itself reinvented, having spent much of 2020 in the wardrobe. Gone is the business-as-usual suiting, making way for a softly tailoring construction that favours elegant drape over macho armour. Natural shades of grey and off-white formed the sartoriallooks of the season, with Armani and Hugo Boss leading the way with a modern, loose-fitting silhouette. Ditch the notion of shirt and tie and opt instead for camp collar shirts, tonal tees and smart sandals or loafers. In the #WFH era, it’s time to redefine ‘office appropriate’.

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Sports Expressive
Once a niche subculture, streetwear now sits at the big table of luxury fashion with the likes of Kim Jones and Virgil Abloh taking the genre to new heights. This season sees sportswear in its most experimental phase yet as brands such as Calvin Klein, Vans and Adidas introduce eccentric prints to a familiar tableau of oversized hoodies, sweats, jersey shorts and bucket hats. Statement colours have been worked into matching sets at Nike, while Lacoste has some eye-popping pieces to punctuate your rotation of sporty swag. Even the season’s must-have accessories - bucket hats, cross-body bags and statement socks have been given an injection of wild patterns and wilder colours.

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