The most indispensable item of men's wardrobe, the t-shirt, for spring summer of 2019 winks at both street-style, with its oversized proportions, and classic look. From white to neon colors and thousand of prints, this summer you cannot do other than love the trendiest men's t-shirts.
A look at the past and one into the future with the newest oversized t-shirts
Contemporary man’s taste is eclectic and fascinated by many different styles, but the latest trends from men's catwalks for spring summer 2019 seen the t-shirt as a real passe-partout piece adaptable to any look, from the more sporty and casual to the more elegant style. Men's fashion shows propose a retro and classic style inspired by the Hollywood stars of 50s and 60s. That’s why t-shirts are worn directly under the jacket or the trench coat, as in the Ermenegildo Zegna’s collection, or inside the pants, emphasizing the waist with a nice leather belt. Among the most classic t-shirts some new features come from the wide necklines, as in the case of the outfits proposed by Alexander McQueen and Daks, or from the wide three-quarter sleeves as in the Cerruti 1881’s fashion show. Looking at younger and more contemporary fashion, t-shirts rediscover the street-style or Grunge oversized proportions. There are the extra-long oversized t-shirts with three-quarter very wide sleeves proposed by Off-White, the raglan-sleeved t-shirts with patchwork of multicolored fabrics seen at Marni’s show and those with maxi pockets proposed by Lanvin. A more underground style is instead that of the long t-shirts by Rick Owens, or the leather ones by Hermés. Sportswear style for the Versace’s tee-shirts inspired by basketball, for those by Maison Margiela that seem a referee’s uniforms, for the transparent micro-net t-shirts made by Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana or for the stretch turtleneck versions proposed by Prada.
White and vitamin colors for the trendiest men's fashion
The return of vintage style even in the most fashionable runways, sees also that of the classic white t-shirt, which now is used instead of shirts for the elegant outfits. The newest way to wear it is rolling-up its sleeves like Marlon Brando did, or combining it with jeans and a double-breasted blazer. The most basic total-white t-shirts are proposed almost everywhere in the fashion shows, for example at Vetements, Neil Barrett, Aspesi, Canali, Valentino and Dondup, while they could have small prints and embroidered decorations for Saint Laurent, Golden Goose, Giorgio Armani and Burberry. Among the most loved colors, there are the vitamin and extremely energetic summer fruits nuances, like the pink proposed by Saint Laurent and Valentino, the orange by Paul Smith and Dsquared2 or the yellow by Hermés and Avant Toi. Great importance is given also to fluorescent colors recalling the 80s fashion seen in many catwalks, used both for details and to color the whole surface of cotton and jersey t-shirts. M.S.G.M. and Acne Studios love neon colors and used them for eye-catching t-shirts that play with fluorescent total-look. For Marcelo Burlon and Hugo’s collections neon colors have a sporty soul, with t-shirts inspired by cyclist’s look, while these colors are used also for the lively prints by Neil Barrett, Dsquared2 and Todd Snyder. Another way to play with shades is the color-block effect, proposed by Versace, or the just-resumed 70s style tie-dye technique, used by Louis Vuitton and Thaddeus O'Neil.
Lines, flowers, psychedelic and irony for the coolest printed t-shirts of the season
The best way to use color is inventing beautiful and colorful prints. The trendiest fashion designers offer a lot of collectible fantasies to choose from:
- Prints become messages written on the long sleeves of Versace’s t-shirts or follow the trend of logo-mania for Balmain, Valentino and GCDS
- Nobility inspiration for the baroque prints of Versace and Dolce & Gabbana
- Contemporary art is reinterpreted through multi-colored prints by Prada, Marni, Vuitton and Moschino
- Among the funniest prints there are those recalling the 80s cartoons proposed by M.S.G.M. and Off-White or the caricature by Dolce & Gabbana
- The prints by Maison Margiela, Marcelo Burlon and Balmain are almost psychedelic and inspired by galaxies and alien
- Photographic prints makes very special the t-shirts by Saint Laurent and Dsquared2
- Rock soul for the pop-version skulls proposed by Alexander McQueen and Philipp Plein, but also for tattoo prints by Vetements
- 60s style for floral pattern prints proposed in a tapestry-like version by Prada and in fluorescent shades by Versace
- Palms and bold colors for the Hawaiian t-shirt by MCQ and 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Wild style for Roberto Cavalli' s animal prints
- For those who love a more classic style the stripes are back in fashion, in a maxi version for Fendi, 80s style for Saint Laurent and Balmain, French-style for Isabel Marant, or in the traditional white-and-blue navy-style proposed by Dondup and Giorgio Armani