I love discovering trends through street style. Let’s call it the Bill Cunningham method. On my website, I spend hours sorting through photos of the sharpest individuals out there, people who are fearless with their style, and who follow trends as much as they set them. Here are five motifs in men’s fashion I noticed are taking over the streets.
Men’s portfolios are now what clutches are to women: elegant and simple. Two of my favorites are the 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Clutch (pictured above) and the Burberry Prorsum studded portfolio. Initially designed for the woman collection, the 31 Minute clutch features a zipped-up top part with the two ends of the zipper dangling at the front. It is practical and slick. Burberry spent the season making a series of cool studded accessories. Among them, this portfolio, very Saville Row meets East London.
All-over prints, whether they are coordinated or not, will be soon a huge trend. It’s might be risky to go so matchy-matchy, but rewarding if you nail it. Better now than never.
Men have a long and discrete history with nail polish. Things are changing with guys using it more in a DIY way. Circles, squares, stars—every shape is possible. It goes without saying that you need to wear rings to complete the look.
Polarized sunglasses are back. I call it Happiness reboot. It’s shiny, colorful and fun. You can either play it safe with Oakley or go bold with the new Mikita x Bernhard Willhelm “Franz” shades.
We saw it coming, but now it’s official: guys are wearing leggings and skirts. Japanese dudes were the first using leggings under shorts, but it reached another level recently. And since we have no option in stores, it’s the perfect excuse to go shopping in the girls department.