Men Will Mix It Up

Man and beast shall walk together.

Women arenít the only ones getting furry. Alexander McQueen channeled Fozzie Bear, while Dolce & Gabbana went for a college-campus look, circa 1925.

Men Will Mix It Up

Yves Klein is in charge.

Designers used the artistís signature blue to take the boardroom suit to a different place. Prada, Jil Sander, and Louis Vuitton were slimmer, while others loosened up.

Men Will Mix It Up

It starts at
the top.

Not since A Clockwork Orange have bowler hats been so in focus. Toppers like Giorgio Armaniís and Jean Paul Gaultierís were banker-suave, while Thom Browne sent out Dickensian characters.

Men Will Mix It Up

The Starship Enterprise gets outfitted.

These arenít high-tech fabrics, but the long, lean lines, trim fit, and shiny finishes at Dior Homme, Prada, and Raf Simons evoked a well-styled expedition to deep space.

Men Will Mix It Up

Plain leather is boring.

Crocodile and other exotic skins added a new, textured spin to classic bombers at Dolce & Gabbana, and to espionage-worthy trenches at Salvatore Ferragamo.

Men Will Mix It Up

Stylish comes in threes.

Just add vest and go. Three-piece suits are an old-school, sophisticated, pulled-together look. Bottega Veneta added a little pagoda shoulder peak to the classic, while Rag & Bone did an Edwardian-like double-breasted vest.

Men Will Mix It Up

Glasses have that nerd-cool thing.

Designers like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors pushed the idea of big, square frames more Elvis Costello than Steve McQueen.

Men Will Mix It Up

Plaid is surprisingly versatile.

For such a strong pattern, plaid was quite adaptable, showing up eccentrically at Comme des Garcons, tidily preppy at D&G, and appealingly roughed-up at Paul Smith.

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Z Zegna
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Ann Demeulemeester
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Gucci
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Emanuel Ungaro
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Alexander McQueen
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Yohji Yamamoto
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Jil Sander
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Prada
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Louis Vuitton
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Missoni
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Giorgio Armani

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Jean Paul Gaultier

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Viktor & Rolf

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Yohji Yamamoto
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Thom Browne
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Dior Homme
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Raf Simons
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Calvin Klein
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Prada
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Jil Sander
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Burberry Prorsum
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Salvatore Ferragamo
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Giorgio Armani
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Giorgio Armani
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Emporio Armani
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Bottega Veneta
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Marni
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D&G
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Prada
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Michael Kors
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Marc By Marc Jacobs
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Comme Des GarÁons
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D&G
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Paul Smith
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