The Menswear edit


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…

Modern safari

Modern Safari
If there is one one garment to trump them all in the Spring/Summer collections it is the safari jacket, that icon of menswear utility. Designers this season have really got their collective creative teeth into it. Brands such as Dior and Tod’s have kept to a traditional script with heritage pieces in military green and brown hues, whereas others have put a new twist on it with oversized silhouettes, surplus pockets, technical fabrics and military details. Trend hounds might complement it with baggy khaki shorts and boots for an edgy military-inspired look, but the versatility of the safari jacket makes it an easy addition to any modern wardrobe.
Sports expressive

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 introduce eccentric prints to a familiar tableau of oversized hoodies, sweats, jersey shorts and bucket hats. Statement colours have been worked into matching sets, while some eye-popping patterns punctuate your rotation of chunky kicks. 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.
Tailoring relaxed

Polo Ralph Lauren - €77 (RRP €109)

Geox - €69 (RRP €99.90)

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 sartorial looks of the season, with modern and loose-fitting silhouettes. 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’.
Full bloom

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, but you can also tone down the boldness of the prints with a warm base of cream or pastel trousers, providing a sumptuous balance.

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