Men Fashion: Summer Top Trends

Whether you are shopping for yourself or are looking for fab finds for Father’s Day, here are summer’s must-haves for men.

Blue and beyond

Blue is summer’s it colour. The cool wave taking over the man wardrobe comes in various shades including sky, ocean, navy, and cobalt. The good news is that these tones are easy to match and flattering for most complexions. If you are the classic type, pair a navy jacket with a white t-shirt and sand-coloured chinos and you’ll be right on trend. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Mix different tones of blue in the same outfit. Blue is also taking over accessories : look for blue shoes, belts and bags and go for the total look.


1 Jacket Le Château, $175 / 2 Shoes H&M, $49.99 / 3 Shoes Ernest, $110 / 4 Shoe, Ecco at Pied 2, $240 /  5 Shirt Vincent d’Amérique, $118 / 6 Plaid jacket Le Château, $195 / 7 Linen jacket and pants, H&M, $99 each / Sandals H&M 59,99$ / T-shirt H&M 7,99$ / 8 Shirt Vincent d’Amérique, $78 / 9 Belt Vincent d’Amérique, $40 / 10 Pants Guess, $98 / 11 Pants Ernest, $285  / 12 Pants Vincent d’Amérique, $98

Natural

The environment is a hot topic right now and fashion is embracing the eco movement. Top looks for men this summer take their inspiration from nature’s neutral shades (such as flax, sand and kaki) and are based on natural fibers (coton and linen). Simple living is where it’s at when it comes to cuts : think minimalist tailoring, with shirts and pants in clean silhouettes, lightweight knits and suede slip-on loafers.


1 Hat H&M, $14.99 / 2 Pants Vincent d’Amérique, $88 / 3 Pants H&M, $29.99 / 4 Back-pack Guess, $89 / 5 Watch Guess, $175 / 6 Cardigan Guess, $89 / 7 Canvas shoe H&M, $19.99 / 8 Loafer Le Château, $120 / 9 Shirt Tristan, $89 / 10 Henley Tristan, $79 / 11 Belt Le Château, $49.95 / 12 Short Mavi at 1850, $78 / 13 Jacket Le Château, $139.95 / 14 Jacket Tristan, $150 / 15 Jacket and pants Le Château, $195 and $95

Tropical treads

You might not be bound for a far flung destination but let your clothes do the traveling! Lush patterns inspired by palms and tropical flora are a must on t-shirts, shirts and shorts this summer. Here’s how to pull off the look : match tops with bold-coloured prints with denim or solid colour shorts and bermudas. Or go the other way around and top palm tree-adorned shorts with a simple white t-shirt. Accessories are also ready for adventure, as backpacks, sunglasses and straw hats take to the city streets.


1 Hat Aldo, $22 / 2 Cap H&M, $14.99 / 3 Sunglasses Guess, $92 / 4 Back-pack Aldo, $65 / 5 Bomber Guess, $148 / 6 Bracelet Aldo, $18 / 7 Shoes H&M, $19.99 / 8 Sneakers Browns, $275 / 9 Loafer Le Château, $150 / 10 Bermuda Guess, $79 / 11 Bermuda Guess, $79 / 12 Bermuda Tristan, $69 / 13 Denim shorts Tommy Jeans at Hudson’s Bay, $149.50 / 14 T-shirt Guess, $44 / 15  Shirt H&M, $29.99 / 16 Bermuda Vincent d’Amérique, $64 / 17 Shirt Le Château, $49.95