EDITOR’S PICKS: THE 3 MAJOR TRENDS FROM PROJECT LAS VEGAS

by MR Magazine Staff

With so much to see in three days, MR’s crack 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!

PRINTS

Spring ’18 patterns will surely make you—and your customers—smile! Probably the most obvious trend of the season, prints were inescapable! From whimsical conversationals to abstract digitals to Hawaiian and Aztec designs to all manner of florals, this season’s prints are a breath of fresh air in a menswear world of predictable stripes and checks. While patterned tops will likely be mainstream next season, it’s the printed bottoms that will differentiate the men from the boys. So buy bold and watch those cash registers ring!

Look 1: Polo ($68), Pants ($125), and Suede Bomber ($595) by Scotch & Soda; Look 2: Blazer ($198), Shirt ($128), and Shorts ($158) by Michael Bastian Grey Label; Look 3: Shirt ($245) and Pants ($225) by Fuzzfields; Look 4: Bomber ($250) by Tallia Orange, Henley ($75) and Short ($90) by Raffi; Look 5: Shirt by Raffi, Pants ($98) by Paisley & Gray; Look 6: Socks ($29.50) by Geoff Nicholson; Look 7: Socks ($25) by Punto.

PERFORMANCE

There’s no doubt that there is no classification hotter in menswear right now than performance. We’ve seen a plethora of activewear brands for men emerge in the last few seasons, and the entrance into the category from already established brands. But don’t forget, performance fabrics are not just for the gym. Sportswear and tailored brands alike are adding stretch, wicking, anti-stain and other performance elements to their garments to make them easier and more comfortable to wear. Like it or not, performance is here to stay.

Look 1: Jacket ($148), Tank ($38), Shorts ($58), and Running Tights ($98) by 2(X)IST; Look 2: Tank ($38) and Long John Pants ($49) by Bluebuck; Look 3: Tank ($58) and Shorts ($68) by 2(X)IST; Look 4: Jacket ($233), Vest ($126), Shirt ($103), and Pants ($136) by Nifty Genius.

PINK

It’s everywhere! Pink is not just for the girls anymore, everywhere you looked at the Vegas shows there was pink used in multiple classifications. From woven shirts to shorts to underwear, brands have really come to embrace the color for their male customer, and it seems to be catching on with the consumer. Part of the larger “Millennial Pink” phenomena that has taken over social media, guys have started to add soft pinks, and blush tones to their wardrobe – a welcomed move away from the monotonous white, grey, and navy that dominate the American male’s closet.

Look 1: Sweater ($145) and Shorts ($89) by Scotch & Soda; Look 2: Shirt by Viyella, Shorts by Tailorbyrd; Look 3: Shirt ($103) by Reyn Spooner, Shorts ($150) by Cords & Co.; Look 4: Tee ($58) and Moto Pant ($98) by 2(X)IST.

Photos by Christopher Perino