With so much to see in three days, MR‘s editorial team scoured Project to find the most stylish, colorful, innovative, and luxurious apparel and accessories on display. Through our own research, and speaking with some knowledgeable retailers, we chose to highlight the following three trends that resonated the strongest with us this season. Take a look at what we found!
Elevated Casual SportswearIt’s a modern style of dressing that anyone can master. Simply combine high with low, elegance with ease: one luxury item (a lightweight cashmere sweater, an Italian softcoat) with your favorite hoodie, your softest five-pocket stretch trousers, a jogging pant, a quilted jacket. The goal is to look comfortable but not disheveled. Stick with neutrals and the look will take you anywhere. Add a touch of color and you’re camera-ready. So, smile!
Look 1: Serge Blanco; Look 2: Blazer by Zanetti, Hoodie by Raffi, Denim by Bugatchi; Look 3: Jacket by Hart Schaffner Marx, Vest by Raffi, Sweater by Nautica, Pants by Tallia; Look 4: Jacket by Tailorbryd, Shirt by Bugatchi, Pants by Brax.
Athletic LifestyleGone are the days of it being acceptable to wear your gym clothes in the streets while running errands. Nowadays, men are mixing different “lifestyle” items that have an athletic twist, like track pants or hoodies, with more dressed up pieces like structured top coats or dress pants. The resurgence of color and logos also play a big part in this trend. Lots of room for fun to be had playing with this trend!
Look 1: Nautica; Look 2: Scotch & Soda; Look 3: Vest by Save the Duck, Henley by Raffi, Pants by 2(X)ist; Look 4: Scotch & Soda.
MilitaryYes, we know, this isn’t necessarily a new or groundbreaking trend. But, we did see its influences everywhere this season. From camouflage showcased on just about every item, to military-styled topcoats, and cargo pockets galore. This trend will definitely resonate with the guys that love the tried-and-true menswear items.
Look 1: Shirt Jacket by Ledbury, Parka by Weatherproof Vintage, Vest and Pants by Nifty Genius; Look 2: Coat by Parajumpers, shirt by Serge Blanco, Pants by 34 Heritage; Look 3: Pants and Backpack by 2(X)ist; Look 4: Coat by Tallia, Shirt Jacket by Nifty Genius, Pants by Michael Bastian Grey Label.
Photos by Christopher Perino