Men's tops & shirts
Male fashion of spring summer 2019 proposes a man’s style halfway between a vaguely retro classic taste and a more futuristic and street-style trend. Tops, t-shirts and shirts reflect this duality with oversized models recalling the 50s style, 80s colors and sporty inspirations.
Oversized and street-style, classically white or lived up by strong colors: t-shirt is the must-have item of summer 2019
t-shirt is probably the most loved piece of men's clothing, thanks to its versatility and comfort that make it perfect for a casual style, especially if combined with a pair of jeans. This year the designers have thought it worn directly under the trench coat or the tailored jacket instead of the shirt, proposing many patterns and colors. White t-shirt is back and loved by almost all the designers, from Vetements to Neil Barett and Aspesi. It may be worn with rolled-up sleeves or directly under the blazer. Bold and fluorescent colors, instead, give a boost of vitality to the summer male look, as for example in the t-shirts proposed by Dsquared2, M.S.G.M. and Jil Sander. About the prints, we can give free rein to our imagination, filling the closets of all kinds of fancy patterns:
- Navy-style striped shirts are back for Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani
- Sixties-style or bold-colored floral prints for Prada and Versace
- Military style with the camouflage prints created by Valentino
- Irony and fun with the cartoon-style prints proposed by Off-White
- Strong colors for the psychedelic patterns by Maison Margiela and Marcelo Burlon.
The most modern t-shirts are very long with oversized proportions, as in the case of Rick Owens’ creations, or can have even a turtleneck collar, like the super-stretch versions seen in the Prada’s fashion show, while the most street-style types are those by Vetements and Marni, to wear with the so fashionable cargo trousers.
Back to 50s, 60s and 80s. Extravagant or classic, the trendiest men's shirts have a vintage mood
The latest trends of men's clothing are inspired by vintage fashion, especially for the shirts recalling the style of 50s and 60s, with straight lines and wide short sleeves, seen almost everywhere in the catwalks during the menswear fashion weeks. A quite retro style for contemporary gentlemen who love to follow the steps of the Hollywood stars of that era, using wide linen shirts worn inside the tailored trousers. Who want being inspired also by more extravagant vintage looks, like the geometric motif and multicolored prints seen in the collections of Valentino, Roberto Cavalli and Etro. Among the retro-taste prints just modernized, the most used are those inspired by the palm landscapes of Hawaii, proposed by MCQ, Kenzo, N ° 21 and M.S.G.M. For the most avant-garde fashion fans, the designers focuses their attention on unusual details, like in the case of the hooded shirts designed by Kenzo, those with button placket by Aspesi o the dandy-style shirt with lace decorations proposed by Dsquared2. Also denim shirts are the protagonists of the most modern male wardrobe, with their patchwork effects and asymmetrical cuts, like those by Sacai, the used-effect textures, proposed by Dsquared2 and Saint Laurent, or with their utility-style patch-pockets and oversize silhouettes, such as those by Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton.
The evolution of the polo shirt: from sportswear to must-have of the season
Born as sporty shirt, and for this reason used only for the leisure time, in the latest fashion shows the polo shirt becomes the star of men's clothing, worn in combination even with overcoats and elegant blazers. For this season the designers create models inspired by the vintage style of 50s and 60s, with silhouettes enriched by contrasting edges and collars, like those by Fendi and Salvatore Ferragamo, while the more modern ones, proposed for example by Z Zegna, have zip closures instead of buttons. Then there are also the oversized variants by Jacquemus, those with military details seen in the Dior Homme’s fashion show or inspired by sport teams for La Martina, while the colors range from military green by Corneliani to the color-blocks of Cruciani and the striped prints of Missoni and Lemarie.
Sweatshirts and sweaters of summer 2019 choose strong colors, fun prints and oversized proportions
Sweatshirts and sweaters are among the trendiest men's pieces, perfect to satisfy your desire for shopping being always fashionable. No longer used just for casual and sporty style, today the sweatshirt has two opposed souls. On one side, the sweatshirt reveals its street-style essence through oversize shapes, like those by Fausto Puglisi inspired by the 80s, those cutting-edge by Palm Angels with maxi shoulders, or by Lanvin, which elongated the proportions of hooded sweatshirts with zip closure. The other most casual side is represented by colorful, kaleidoscopic sweatshirts and sweaters, which have fluorescent solid colors for Acne Studios and Marcelo Burlon, but also neon shades for the psychedelic tie-dye prints designed by Jil Sander and the 60s-tapestry-style ones seen in the Prada's fashion show. 80s style for the color-block effects by Balmain, Dsquared2, Moschino and Woolrich or for the cartoon-style prints by M.S.G.M., Undercover and MCQ. The most cutting-edge sweatshirts have hi-tech fabrics. Iridescent for Ermenegildo Zegna or utility-style for Dsquared2. Marni chooses to renew its vintage college-style sweatshirts closed by buttons through sorbet colors, while Stella McCartney proposes them with colored bands, made more refined with floral details.