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Men's Clothes Loosen Up

Prep-school Uniforms Look Current

In a nod to private school, designers from indies like Thom Browne to juggernauts such as Ralph Lauren and Salvatore Ferragamo pitched the notion of suits with shorts.

Men's Clothes Loosen Up

One Bright Piece Makes An Outfit

The fever for eighties style continued with outbursts of Skittles-worthy color. When paired with a mostly neutral outfit, it looked sporty, not clownish.

Men's Clothes Loosen Up

The Skinny Trouser Is Loosening Its Grip

Skinny pants—like Hedi Slimane himself—were on fashion sabbatical. Dolce & Gabbana’s were rumpled, voluminous, and casual, while Yves Saint Laurent’s were pressed, modern, and dressy.

Men's Clothes Loosen Up

Board Shorts Totally Rule

Even Speedo fans Dolce & Gabbana embraced surf trunks for this spring with a Hawaiian-print pair that reached mid-knee. Moschino’s shorts ended mid-shin for more demure coverage.

Men's Clothes Loosen Up

Pajamas Are Escaping From the Bedroom

The silk pj’s Prada showed were too beautiful to wear in the dark. Other designers such as Lanvin suggested sleepwear-inspired clothing appropriate for daytime.

Men's Clothes Loosen Up

Neckwear Has Become Useful

Beefy, warm, and interesting scarves (not those neurasthenic strips from past seasons) were draped around necks by Paul Smith, Dolce & Gabbana, and most vibrantly by Dries Van Noten, who wrapped a vibrant fringed shawl over a burgundy kimono wrap.

Men's Clothes Loosen Up

Reflective Surfaces Aren’t Just For
Bike Rides

Some designers used shiny fabrics to make their collections a little more glitzy, with high-gloss jackets (Burberry Prorsum, Versace) and pants (Calvin Klein).

Men's Clothes Loosen Up

See-through Suddenly Seems Normal

Women have been layering sheer for years, but this season designers such as Fendi experimented with the texture to introduce some quiet complexity for men.

Ralph Lauren

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Salvatore Ferragamo

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Jil Sander

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Narciso Rodriguez

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Thom Browne

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Burberry Prorsum

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Dries Van Noten

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Gucci

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Fendi

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Versace

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Dior Homme

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Giorgio Armani

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Yves Saint Laurent

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Ann Demeulemeester

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Etro

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Alexander McQueen

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Moschino

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Giorgio Armani

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Lanvin

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Tim Hamilton

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Prada

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Junya Watanabe

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Miu Miu

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Paul Smith

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Louis Vuitton

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Dries Van Noten

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Bottega Veneta

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Louis Vuitton

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Versace

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Calvin Klein

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Burberry Prorsum

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Duckie Brown

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Dries Van Noten

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Patrik Ervell

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Alessandro Dell'Acqua

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Jil Sander

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Yohji Yamamoto

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Fendi

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