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Feature: Our Trend Alert! Just For Men!


L-R: Lacoste, Jean-Paul Gaultier & Tommy Hilfiger

L-R: Lacoste, Jean-Paul Gaultier & Tommy Hilfiger

 


Suit Me Up, Suit Me Down

 

By: Triston

Hong Kong

 

 

Spring is upon us and if you’re a man, there are more options than ever before to not only update your look, but completely change it forever. Wherever your personal style may veer, there are enough selections available out there to appeal to just about anyone’s tastes.

 

Not only has color made a leap to the forefront this season, but so has extreme detail when it comes to men’s tailoring. Designers like Gucci have lead the color charge this year, featuring vibrant greens, plush teals, and and nearly every shade in between in suits that not only harken to the Mediterranean coast but to the city streets of the urban metrosexual. Whether you are a single-breasted or double-breasted man, you will be sure to leave an impression of epic proportions in your neck of the woods.

 

 

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

For the man not afraid to test the boundaries of fashion even more, Roberto Cavalli has answered the call in bold patterns and prints that step up the sartorial game of any man willing to take the risk of rich purples, blues and even turquoise. Cavalli is a label that never plays the safe card and it is a mantra that has paid off dividends for decades and especially in 2013.

 

 

Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013

Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

Feeling even more adventurous for 2013? Then look no further than the legendary Alexander McQueen, which yet again topples tradition in bronze blazers and pants, dragonfly patterns and blocking schemes that will have men on the urban jungles all over the world standing out and strutting like bold peacocks daring someone to pluck their plumage.

 

 

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

Think Pink

 

In the past, many men did not even want to consider adding this color to their closets. But have times changed! Whether labeled as fuchsia, salmon, or even light light red, the color pink has campaigned its way into the collections of nearly every major designer this season. The emergence of pink as a major staple in the closets of even the most masculine men may have taken a while to happen, but now that it is upon us, there is no turning back! From blazers and pants, to socks and ties, the color of the moment definitely seems to be pink. No matter what type of man you happen to be, in 2013, it may be time to concede that thinking pink is not thinking outside the box anymore.

 

 

Ports Spring/Summer 2013

Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

The Right Stripes

 

 

You’d be hard-pressed to find any man that doesn’t like stripes. Every label features stripes in their collections and 2013 is no different, but there has been a slight revision in the look from years previous.  Now, Regatta and pinstripes are getting slightly updated, as well as color clashing stripes for a more dramatic flair than before. The ultimate pin-ologist, Jean-Paul Gaultier, has taken the signature look of the line and gone even further, featuring Breton strupes in bold black and reds on dress shirts, sweaters, and a slew of blazers. Another label that is known for stripes, Tommy Hilfiger, has taken the classic look and re-captured its essence to the usual fanfare. Stripes are a definite must for any man this year and there are more than a few options out there to satisfy your stripe needs.

 

 

L-R: Tommy Hilfiger, Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Tommy Hilfiger, Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

 

Camouflage Barrage

 

 

It’s an (urban) jungle out there, and any man that’s out and about now will notice that another trend of the moment seems to be camouflage on everything. Before, the pattern was mainly relegated to jackets and blazers. This year, camouflage expands into not only bomber jackets, but classic pants and even board shorts. Designers like Valentino and Dries Von Noten have gotten in on the action and taken a minimalist look and turned it into a must-have. Don’t get left out in the sartorial field!

 

 

L-R: Valentino & Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Valentino & Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

 

Sleeves Off

 

Who needs sleeves? Especially in the warmer months, sleeveless jackets and sweaters have become a look synonymous with the urban man. The sleeveless jacket, which in years prior was a rare find, is now claiming the torsos of more men these days. Versace and Jil Sander have been on the cutting edge of this trend, offering up bedazzled and geometric patterns in their runway shows. Now, men can match the look with sleek shorts and dress shoes for a look that looks tailored, trendy and right on the cusp of fashion simultaneously.

 

 

Versace Spring/Summer 2013

Versace Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

 

Flourescence & The Machine

 

If you think pink is bold, then think again! Fluorescent colors are all the rage these days in men’s collections. If you’re missing the 80s, then beware – they’re back and with a vengeance! For the brave, the bold, and the brash, this is the trend that leaves all others blushing. For the hipster and metrosexual bon vivant, fluorescent is not only a means to an end…it is the end to all things safe. If you’re going to get loud, this is the trend that screams!

 

 

L-R: Lacoste & Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Lacoste & Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

These are the trends to look out for in 2013 for men. Don’t get left out on the sartorial sidelines. Dive into the trends now!

 

 

*Triston is a jet-set performance artist, writer and novelist, living between Istanbul, Berlin and now currently in Hong Kong. You can catch up with Triston on Facebook @TristonNegreaux or on Twitter @ Triston212. And you MUST check out his latest e-book “Heaux Confessionals” now available here: http://www.amazon.com/Heaux-Confessionals-The-Sintroduction-ebook/dp/B00BI35DNW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361327683&sr=8-1&keywords=heaux+confessionals .

 

 

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