Milan's street-style scene has a reputation as the brashest, flashiest, Eurotrashiest of the big fashion weeks, but that doesn't mean we weren't able to spot a few more wearable ensembles among the Gucci-loafer-shod hordes this past week.
MFW SS17 men's street style
By Matt Glazebrook, 28 September 2016
If orange is the new black, then this guy's giant orange hoodie is our new black skinny jeans, Converse All Stars, leather jacket and Ray-Bans rolled into one. A bulletproof autumn essential, in other words. His brown backpack brings it into a seasonal, fallen leaves colour palette, while a minimalist Y-3 cap shows that, sometimes, black is the new black, too.
We've already called Cold War spy drama Deutschland 83 one of the most stylish TV shows of the year so far, and this fella clearly got the message (coded, stuffed into a hollowed-out tree trunk) with his straight outta West Germany getup. Bold pop-culture-slogan tee, primary-coloured leisurewear, retro-futurist sunglasses – it’s a ‘fit worth scaling the Berlin Wall for.
Part grungy 90s skate park, part 50s rock-n-roll luau, part 70s slacker cool, part Hedi-Slimane-at-Saint Laurent hipness, surf rat was one of our favourite trends this summer. This dude's taken the look, mixed in a dose of Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice and some smart trousers, and run with it for autumn.
This chap looks a little sheepish, like he hasn't quite got his nonchalant, 'just checking my phone while someone street-style snaps me' pose down yet. He'd better get practising, because if he keeps turning up in European fashion capitals in brilliant velvety burgundy sweatshirts, longline Breton shirts and Yeezy 950 boots, that pose is going to get a lot of work.
If the camo Gosha Rubchinskiy T-shirt wasn't 'covert fashion assassin' enough, this guy's added in all-black accessories, mirrored sunglasses, a face mask and a big old camera. He’s ready at a moment’s notice to pop a few pics for his style ‘gram or take you down with extreme prejudice.