THE CANADIAN TUXEDO REDUX

If you thought you were going to see the end of denim on denim, I hope you didn't hold your breath because the end is nowhere in sight. From structured shapes, 70's patchwork and western details there is still so much more left to be done with this trend that it may never end. 

London Mens Shows Spring Summer 2015, Common, Topman Design, Katie Eary

left to right: Common, Topman Design, Katie Eary

 

"DIY" PATCHES

From 60's psychedelic to 80's brights, patches have moved from the festival to the runway (see Fun Coachella Denim that Should Go Mainstream). This time men aren't waiting for the ladies to kick off this ecclectic DIY style. Brands like Topman are going to let the men take the lead on this one. 

London Mens Shows Spring Summer 2015, Katie Eary, Hunter Gatherer, James Long

left to right: Katie Eary, Hunter Gatherer, James Long

 

BOMBER JACKETS

Bomber jackets work so well with so many looks that the sporty silhouette is becoming a lot less so. The black textured and metallic styles are my favorites and are perfect for either dressing up or adding a little edge to basic skinny jeans and white tees. But if that's not your thing colorful stripes and military styles are great too. The point is, there's something for everyone.

London Mens Shows Spring Summer 2015, Johnathan Saunders, James Long, Kent Curwen, Moschino

left to right: Johnathan Saunders, James Long, Kent Curwen, Moschino

 

STRIPES, STRIPES, STRIPES…Everybody!

Vertical stripes, diagonal stripes, pin stripes, thick stripes, head to toe stripes, stripes, stripes, stripes, stripes. There's nothing left to say except if you're going to do head to toe stripes, best to keep it black and white. 

London Mens Shows Spring Summer 2015, A. Sauvage, J.W. Anderson, Casely-Hayford, Eta

left to right: A. Sauvage, J.W. Anderson, Casely-Hayford, Eta

 

Girls who like boys who like girls who like boys…

What better way to end a report about finding inspiration in menswear than these gender bending looks. Pink prints, voluminous silhouettes and sequin tops show that women aren't the only ones who will be poaching from the opposite sex. Girls watch your closets.

London Mens Shows Spring Summer 2015, SS15,  Topman Design, Xander Xhou, J.W. Anderson, Hunter Gatherer

left to right: Topman Design, Xander Xhou, J.W. Anderson, Hunter Gatherer