Trousers are surely the most important pieces of the men's wardrobe and for spring summer 2019 they are renewed by fashion designers following two main different trends. With shocking colors, fanciful prints and cutting-edge details, or more connected to the sartorial tradition with retro-taste classic models, that now are really fashionable.
From the movie screen to the catwalk: tailored trousers follow the 50s Hollywood style
Men's fashion renewed itself each season with an even more important focus on elegance, good taste and refined details. This happens also to the latest trends seen in the men's fashion shows for spring summer 2019, which feature an extremely elegant man's ideal, looking back in time to the classic fashion of the 50s. tailored trousers respect their tradition, but now have some more particular details, like the shortened hems seen in the cropped versions by Tagliatore, Thom Browne, Dior Homme and N ° 21. Or they could reinterpret the classic fabrics, like for the pinstripe seen in the fashion shows of Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani, the tartan motif of Boglioli, Burberry and Corneliani, the classic cool wool chosen in dark gray or black for the cutting-edge fashion shows by Issey Miyake and for the more traditional ones by Hermés and Ralph Lauren. The real novelty is about how to wear trousers, which on catwalks are often combined with the classic white t-shirt, a trench coat and cowboy ankle boots that lighten the mood of the outfit.
Welcome back cargo pants, with a very casual style and a lot of useful pockets
Among the most popular pants for men’s daywear there are the casual trousers, which this year are inspired by utility style and seen the great return of cargo types, characterized by many pockets and resistant fabrics. Cargo trousers are loved by many different fashion designers. From Junya Watanabe to Maison Margiela, for those made with technical fabrics, but also from more classic brands such as Aspesi, Etro and Woolrich. While the trendiest versions of cargo pants are certainly those with a camouflage print designed by Valentino. Casual trousers choose also extremely fanciful prints, like the tapestry-effect patterns inspired by 60s psychedelic style proposed by Roberto Cavalli and Dries Van Noten. Or the more romantic floral prints seen in the Versace and Alexander McQueen fashion shows. Among the most used colors of the season, there are the basic white and beige shades, seen on the catwalks of Jacob Cohen, Y-Project and Neil Barrett, but also the neon colors proposed for example by Maison Margiela and Dsquared2.
Street-style forever with the trendiest sporty pants
If we were used to think that the tracksuit bottoms could be worn only for fitness, this time we should change our mind, because on catwalks we have seen them matched to the tailored jackets and the classic loafers. The fleece models are both short, like those by Alexander McQueen and Moschino, and low-crotched, proposed by cutting-edge designers such as Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester and Dsquared2. The long sporty pants are influenced by the utility trend and become shortened by zip for GCDS or have many pockets and military colors for Dolce & Gabbana. The most important news regard the colors, both plain and printed, which turn these jogging pants into true must-have perfect for street-style lovers:
- For who loves a flamboyant look, there are the sci-fi prints by Marcelo Burlon and the 80s graphics by Versace
- The classic side bands with contrasting colors are loved by Philipp Plein, Calvin Klein and Iceberg
- For the most romantic men there are floral prints by Loewe and Dolce & Gabbana
- 70s style for the 3.1 Phillip Lim’s tie-dye technique or the A-Cold-Wall’s washed out colors
- Color-block effect for the Craig Green’s nylon sporty trousers
A tip about how to wear them according to the latest trends? Instead of the usual combination with sweatshirt and t-shirt, you can opt for an elegant shirt, the trench coat and the ultimate white trainers.
Bermuda-style or shorter versions? The short trousers for men are the protagonists of the summer
With the first warm days we cannot wait to get rid of the many winter layers, giving more freedom of movement to our body and enjoying the summer sun. So, for the city or for the holiday, fundamental elements of the men’s wardrobe certainly become the short trousers, which could have different lengths depending on our tastes and needs. The spring summer 2019 trends see the return of the Bermuda shorts, which now are proposed in many versions practically by almost all the fashion houses. Most of the Bermuda pants reach the knees and have comfortable proportions, with wide lines like the khaki-colored by Kenzo or those with camouflage print by Comme Des Garçons. Many shorts have tailored lines, with cuffs as in the case of Brioni’s models, or front pleats like those by Gazzarini. The shorts are printed with leopard motifs for Roberto Cavalli and Versace, are made in jeans for Dondup, Prada and Jacob Cohen. But there are also more fancy versions, like the cycling padded shorts or even those with suspenders presented by Thom Browne.