Spring 2018 Trends for Him to Try Right Now

By |2018-03-19T15:29:57+00:00March 19th, 2018|The Men's Edit|

Six hot menswear styles to put on his radar.

Men are often creatures of habit, and while most care about what they wear, once they find something that works, they tend to stick with it. However, each new season brings exciting new styles to try, and although there are plenty of outlandish ones out there, here are six trends for Spring 2018 that are worth pointing out to your guy.

Technicolour Tailoring

Get him to break out of his comfort zone and try a colourful suit on for size. A rich shade of red or green is more eye-catching than your standard neutrals. Plus, if it doesn’t fly at the office, he can always break it out for after hours or special occasions. For an even more current take, pair the suit with a shirt or sweater in a similar hue for a sleek, monochromatic look.

Suitsupply Havana Red Suit, $589 at ca.suitsupply.com.
Suitsupply Havana Red Suit, $589 at ca.suitsupply.com.

Middle Ground

Not too dark and not too light, a medium denim wash looks just right this season. Tell him to ditch the distressing and super-skinny fits in favour of a slim or straight leg in a vintage wash for a versatile denim investment that will stand the test of time.

Cone Denim® Jeans in Slim Fit with GapFlex
Gap Cone Denim Jeans in Slim Fit with GapFlex, $98 at gapcanada.ca.

Say Aloha

The Hawaiian shirt is making a big comeback, but that doesn’t mean he should be pulling his souvenir shirts out of storage. Fit is key when diving into this trend — shirts should be trim and sleeves short to keep the bold print looking modern. The patterns range from traditional florals to tongue-in-cheek, so don’t be afraid to have some fun.

SSS World Corp Red & Black Weed Hibiscus Magnum Hawaiian Shirt, $235 at ssense.com.
SSS World Corp Red & Black Weed Hibiscus Magnum Hawaiian Shirt, $235 at ssense.com.

Geometry Lesson

If the Hawaiian shirt just isn’t his speed, then geometric prints, such as vertical stripes and bold checks, are the way to go. While they’re popping up on practically every piece of clothing out there, a vertical-stripe shirt is a clear winner, and a bold checkered pant or jacket looks best.

Reiss Finnie Striped Shirt, $195 at reiss.com/ca.
Reiss Finnie Striped Shirt, $195 at reiss.com.

Get Outside

Forget about coats that are just for show. These anoraks are meant to be worn while exploring the great outdoors. Made from nylon and other waterproof fabrics, and designed to be light and easy to don, he’ll be ready for whatever nature throws his way.

Herschel Supply Company Voyage Anorak, $90 at herschel.ca.
Herschel Supply Company Voyage Anorak, $90 at herschel.ca.

Time Warp

When it comes to accessories this season, hats, bags and shoes are having a ’90s moment. Revisit the decade with bucket hats, unfussy backpacks and chunky sneakers reminiscent of the Reeboks and New Balances of your elementary-school years. If everything looks just a little bit uncool, then he’s doing it right.

Champion Script Bucket Hat, $35 at sportinglife.ca.
Champion Script Bucket Hat, $35 at sportinglife.ca.
J.Crew Eastpak Backpack, $118 at jcrew.com/ca.
J.Crew Eastpak Backpack, $118 at jcrew.com.
Brandblack Aura Sneaker, $270 at nodrstrom.com.
Brandblack Aura Sneaker, $270 at nordstrom.com.