What you'll be wearing this spring

We’re calling it - there’s never been a more exciting time for menswear. From an Oscars with a host of rule-bending outfits (hello beanie on the red carpet) to man skirts appearing on the most recent fashion runways, times are a changin’. And this spring, we’re excited for a load of new menswear trends we haven’t worn before. Here’s our lowdown on what you’ll be wearing this spring and beyond…

 


1. Trench coats

Hugo Maxido Double Breasted Belted Trench

 

We recommend wearing a trench this spring. Suave, sophisticated and with pastoral vibes (see the Ami catwalk for style notes), it’s spring’s answer to being warm but not too warm.


Hugo, Maxido Double Breasted Belted Trench, £224

 


2. Pattern clash

AllSaints Java Shirt

 

 

Forget everything you’ve ever been taught about pattern. From ditsy florals with even more florals at Versace to doubled-up fluro, Miami-prints at Prada, the message is: don’t be content with just one print. Designers, we’re listening…


AllSaints, Java Shirt, £85

 


3. We like short shorts

Replay Bermuda Shorts

 

Shorts of the more daring variety were seen on the catwalks last summer and are back this year in full force. If it feels a bit dorky, that’s a good thing. Roll up the hems on your current shorts and sun’s out, legs out as the saying will now go…


Replay, Bermuda Shorts Regular Fit, £75

 


4. Loose shirting

Ted Baker SS Snake Print Shirt

 

For SS19, shirting took an unexpected turn. Breezy, Bengal-stripe shirts, half tucked, and artisanal, billowing checked shirts took to the stage. Our favourite – boxy Hawaiian-shape shirts in updated prints – also made a (welcome) appearance.


Ted Baker, SS Snake Print Shirt, £62

 


5. Triple denim

French Connection Denim Shirt

 

Just when you thought you’d mastered double denim, along comes full-denim outfits for SS19. A jacket, a shirt and jeans are the three components needed for this simultaneously coordinated, simultaneously edgy look. You’ll wonder how you ever stopped at just jeans…


French Connection, Denim Shirt, £60

 


6. Ugly sandals 

Ugg Seaside Slide Mule Cork Sandals

 

Rather than shaking off the embarrassing-dad-on-holiday connotations, dadcore is precisely why you should wear sandals this season. Chunky sandals are our particular variety of choice, as seen at MSGM, Wood Wood and Fendi.


Ugg, Seaside Slide Mule Cork Sandals, £60