The Spring/Summer 2013 menswear trends have already graced the fashion catwalks, so why not prepare yourself for the next fashion season with some on-trend glasses or sunglasses? Taking inspiration from the designers, experiment with these styles to stay ahead of the fashion crowd this year.
The Great Gatsby
Perhaps in anticipation of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film release, Hackett of London’s Oxbridge collection features a range of smart layered suits in pastel colors. This preppy style is given a retro twist with brown leather brogues and horn-rimmed glasses. As seen on the likes of Johnny Depp, this style is universally flattering and creates an image of intelligence, class and wisdom. Try these in tortoiseshell for a vintage feel.
Sixties Rock Band
For the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Paul Smith has given everyday suits, uniforms and biker jackets a dangerous twist with splashes of bright red and salmon pink. As for accessories, it’s all about smart skinny ties and dark sunglasses. The frames are all black with dark tinted lenses in a wayfarer-style frame. For this look, the key is to look mysterious and edgy. For a more versatile take on the look, whilst avoiding looking like a biker, keep the look gentle with bomber jackets and moccasin shoes.
Preppy Public School
In the style of preppy school boys in tailored shorts, blazers and deck shoes, Ports 1961 delivers a versatile collection, perfect for summer days. The look is given a sporty twist with oversized leather sports bags and white-framed acetate sunglasses with colored tinted lenses. The reflective lenses are almost futuristic in their bug-eyed, sporty style. Try wearing a pair of polarized sports sunglasses like these Adidas frames, with a smart blazer and buttoned-up shirt to carry off this look.
For Salvatore Ferragamo’s blinding menswear collection, the colors are bright, garish and clashing. With canary yellow suits, turquoise sweater s and orange trainers, it is certainly not a style for the faint-hearted. As with Ports 1961, the sunglasses feature colored, reflective lenses for a sporty take on classic gentlemen’s tailoring. In fact, all the models wore colored trainers to complete the suit in matching shades of yellow, turquoise and coral. Whilst the bright colors may be too much for everyday wear, the look can be achieved with a bright shirt or sweater with casual tailored suit and sports sunglasses.
On the Spring/Summer menswear catwalk for 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designer merged Japanese fluid tailoring inspired by martial arts, with European trends of leather. The clothing is primarily monotone shades of black and white, with a combination of textures including linens, leathers and mesh. An important feature of this look is the oversized, square glasses frames. This look is both versatile and comfortable, with slouchy trousers and muted colors.