INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 SOLID LOOKS FROM MILAN FASHION WEEK
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 24 June 2018
If your sartorial taste leans towards the more luxurious side of things, then Milan is the fashion capital for you. The SS19 menswear shows continued in the city last weekend, and boy did the guests fully flex for the occasion. Here’s a selection of the best-dressed attendees at Milan Fashion Week Men's to inspire your wardrobe this summer.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: printed short-sleeved shirts are where it’s at. Whether you opt for a Hawaiian-style revere-collar number or a simple striped shirt with a retro flavour to it, it’s a solid idea to add at least one to your arsenal. This guy teams his yellow one – a colour that the gang at ASOS HQ are fully backing – with a plain white tee and a cross-body bag which reflects the colour of the patterning on his shirt. Follow in his footsteps and keep your bottom half basic: a pair of rolled-up skater jeans and Converse One Stars should do.
Another style hack making waves is the return of the co-ord. Bold colours are best, but if you prefer a more pared-back option, take a cue from this chap and opt for a dogstooth-print two-piece set instead. Emanating serious Scandi vibes, he picks a classic white T-shirt to form the basis of his getup. By remixing his look with grandadcore tropes – notice that printed flat cap and those standout glasses – he compiles an outfit that’s as fresh as it is 70s funk.
OK, so wearing an all-black outfit when it’s warm outside may sound like a ludicrous idea, but you’ve got to admit that this guy looks enviously good. The trick to wearing dark colours in summer is to go for lightweight layers and throw in hints of a vibrant hue to keep your outfit interesting. This streetwear aficionado goes for a Heron Preston T-shirt which he pairs with a polished pair of slacks for a smart-casual sartorial success. He accessorises with a Gucci flight bag, shades and a flat cap (like the aforementioned fella) and finishes his ’fit off with a flourish by selecting a pair of creps in the same colourway as his tee.
Now, we know we just advocated for wearing all-black, but an all-white outfit is a sensible-yet-steezy option, too. If you’ve been following what’s happening on the SS19 catwalks, you’ll know that the likes of Prada, Valentino and MSGM sent their models out dressed in bucket hats. This guy’s clearly ahead of the curve, choosing a white one to kick off the theme of his monochromatic head-to-toe ensemble. A structured coach jacket, overly distressed jeans and those now-iconic chunky Balenciaga Triple S trainers make for one cool, camera-friendly outfit.
Perhaps the most laid-back look of the lot, this chap’s getup is dripping with 80s hip-hop-inspired flavour. Starting off with a Kangol hat – popularised by the likes of LL Cool J back in the day – he puts together a stripe-heavy outfit that’s tonally (and totally) on point. His horizontally striped T-shirt goes so well with those caramel-coloured side-striped trews, but the pièce de résistance is that graphic Fendi bum bag. Extra points for those geek chic (cringe terminology, solid aesthetic) white frames, though.