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Top 4 Trends: Mens SS17 by Mike Tyle

Yes, the runway shows were July of 2016 and yes I already did a report or 2 on my favorite shows... ok 4 posts... but this one is not about what is coming but what has hit the shop floors now so by April or July you don't look like a loser. And since it's 60 degrees out today (ok, tomorrow we have a winter storm warning of 8 in. of snow...) I want to embrace Spring!

Top 4 menswear themes:

This season, it's all about the stripes! Floral made his entrance in men's wardrobe and good old basics as denim and sport are still very effective.

Stripes

Thin stripes, Brenton stripes, pinstripes. Get 'em all!

Floral

Because.

Sport

Athleisure takes a turn in a more slick retro direction -aka- get a zip-up and a windbreaker.

Denim

I know big shocker! But unlike the denim you already own the new direction is patchwork and acid wash driven.

Top 4 menswear pieces:

Trench coats, raincoats, wide leg trousers and bombers are the top four menswear piece trends this season. Showcased in a huge amount of the shows, menswear becomes casual, elegant and sporty.

Bomber

This menswear staple is still going strong. I mean everyone always looks cool in one.

Wide Leg

This could go real wrong real fast proceed with caution. A silky or suit fabric in a tailored look but no JNCO style!

Trench Coat

Not just for flashers and Inspector Gadget! make sure you get one that hits you correctly at the knee. 

Rain Coat

Don't get caught in the springtime rain without one.

Zurich by Mike Tyle

In preparation for my year round-up post post I'll just leave you with these views of Zurich from my recent travel at the beginning of the month. Enjoy!

Flying into Switzerland

Zürisee

Street View

wool moto-jacket: Zadig & Voltaire

cordoruy jeggings: H&M

Boots: Samsøe & Samsøe

Scarf: LV

Downtown

Chic child. I want to steal his entire ensemble!

Chic old man. I want to be him!

Antwerp and the days surrounding by Mike Tyle

As stated in my previous post things, as well as in the title, I went to Antwerp this past Friday for work, check my Antwerp gallery I just made to show off some of the things I saw.

I always love traveling any chance I can get and the luxury of life in Europe especially in the Rhine-Ruhr is that I am close to a lot of great places. A two hour car ride and voila you can be in Antwerp, Brussels or Amsterdam. A bit over two hours longer and in Paris!

Last shopping trip a couple months ago we went to Amsterdam so this time the team split up again and I headed to Antwerp with a couple other designers. We had a great time. The weather was nice and I'm pretty sure we shopped the entire city. Seriously, on foot from 10-9 with a 30 min break. We got some exciting finds in the vintage shops and great books that will come in handy as well. 

I'm working on a city guide which I hope to have finished and posted soon...

In the mean time here are some looks from the past week: 

Walking home from work... armless.

shirt- Gap kids, tie- vintage leather tie (one of my faves) I found while in Italy.

Jeans ripped in both legs the same day! These pants are at least 8 yrs old. I don't even know where I got them from...

Also I feel like this looks like those "hot dogs or legs?" pics, ha!

t-shirt- Character Hero jaquard weave.

My plants were dying in the house but are thriving on the balcony! AKA away from me.

shirt- COS, pants- H&M, shoes- COS, backpack- from middle school, ha!

Pouring rain I was stuck in the house on the weekend.

v-neck sweater- J.Crew, shorts- American Apparel, belt- Banana Republic

Obsessed with this Banana Republic belt.

2nd monday by Mike Tyle

Allergies have kicked it up a notch since the weekend, the weather has cooled down considerably which makes it difficult to leave my bed in the morning and underwear seems to be a better option than actual pants. 

It's only Tuesday but I swear it's Monday 2.0... 

All in all I am happy with what I did manage on throwing on in less than 5 min between jumping out of bed and the train leaving for work. Lo and behold:

 

New sweatshirt: Zara

Last min change of pants, much better color scheme!

sweatshirt: Zara, pants: Marc by Marc Jacobs

home and finally relaxing!

Nice contrast overlock detail.

drowsy day.

shirt: Stapleford, jacket: Acne, jeans: Levi's