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Menswear SS18: Shopping guide by Mike Tyle

Quick highlights and keywords to know when shopping the big stories of the season from the major brands.

Prada: Sport's quirky younger brother. Technical fabrics & Velcro straps. Graphic lines. Comic strips. Layered items & popped collars. 80's.

Prada: Sport's quirky younger brother. Technical fabrics & Velcro straps. Graphic lines. Comic strips. Layered items & popped collars. 80's.

CK: "American horror, American dreams." Retro silhouettes. Sinister prints. Americana remix.

CK: "American horror, American dreams." Retro silhouettes. Sinister prints. Americana remix.

Gosha Rubchinskiy: Post-Soviet Russian teenhood. Football & electronica. Burberry. Adidas. Sportswear with a nightclub rave feeling.

Gosha Rubchinskiy: Post-Soviet Russian teenhood. Football & electronica. Burberry. Adidas. Sportswear with a nightclub rave feeling.

Raf Simons: Blade runner. Joy Division & New Order. Culture clash: East meets West.

Raf Simons: Blade runner. Joy Division & New Order. Culture clash: East meets West.

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.