Mens FashionTrends S/S 2013

Some of the trends – Mens Fashion 2013 (S/S)

1. Primary Colors

While electric shades dominated the runways last spring and eventually progressed to the stately jewel tones this fall, straightforward pops of primary will lighten up the color trend this spring. They look especially crisp with white, as seen at Lacoste and Nautica; and black, as seen at Michael Kors. Or, if you’ve really got some brass, in a solid suit, as seen at Gucci.

2. Military

Here’s a secret: You’ll always be in style if you add a little military to your wardrobe. It’s an enduring trend in men’s clothing that never really leaves because it’s always masculine and very cool. Whether you choose the camouflage shorts at J. Crew and Mark McNairy, the olive tone suits of Todd Snyder or the anoraks at Burberry Prorsum, the key to rocking the military movement is the fit. So leave those enormous fatigues from the Army/Navy store in the attic and aim for some of these.

3. Bold Accessories

Designers really went after this trend with neon kicks, unique hand-painted details, and bags big enough to fit your entire bag collection. For you, start small to liven up your look in a big way. Or if you’re accessory shy, take it down a notch and make it your own, with the simple addition of a bright watch or colored shoelaces. (Show us your swag! Instagram a photo of your favorite accessories and we’ll feature it on

4. Athletic Elements

When Ryan Lochte and Russell Westbrook start dotting the front row, it’s tough to ignore the mash up of athletics (and athletes in the form of Olympians and NBA and NFL stars this season) and fashion. Now, designers are making it easy to capture the sporty look without looking gym-bound. Make it work sans sweat in crisp windbreakers, sweatshirts, rugby stripes, and striped track pants.

5. Stripes

Stripes streaked across some unexpected places for spring. The full-on striped suits at Tommy Hilfiger were a bit bold, but subtler striations could be found on traditional ties at Parke & Ronen and button-up shirts at Dolce & Gabbana. Embrace it this spring. Even if it’s a pattern you can get behind, like any other trend, play it safe by limiting yourself to one or two striped pieces, or by sticking with a simple lightly pinstriped suit (i.e. one that doesn’t make you look like Beetlejuice).