The runway. That narrow flat platform of a ramp, which showcases the most creative forms of living art season after season. But here is the thing about art- most people do not wear it. And while the runway can be a resourceful barometer measuring what’s hot and what’s not, it is not always best used as a practical application guide. So gents, read on and see what runway looks you should be trying out this Spring/Summer…or ladies, just make sure you place the right stuff in your men’s closets for the season!

The Do’s

1. Tuxedos

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Rejoice gentlemen, because sheen fabric does have a place in your black tie wardrobe: luxe tux for the win.

2. Pantone

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The contrast of pastel can take away the edge and rough exterior, giving you a more approachable and relaxed air.

3. Double up

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Try something new and get aboard the double breasted trend to show off those broad shoulders.

4. No Sweat

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Skip those jeans and maximize your getup’s chill factor with some athleisurely sweats and kicks.


5. Cuff it up

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Who says men cannot experiment with new lengths? Take your basic jeans to a retro look (a nod to bad boy original, James Dean) and don’t be shy: cuff them jeans!

6. Utility Gear

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Military inspired looks are everywhere. Skip the all over camo pattern and opt for a chic’ed-up version of the parka overcoat.

The Don’ts

1. Culottes

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There are many great solutions to the scorching weather that do not include culottes and cut offs, so keep than shin to yourself, Mister!


2. Dresses

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No to the floral, and no to the dress…really, don’t even try this!

3. Cute Gingham

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There is always the need for some innovation when it comes to the basic suit. Gingham coordinates just probably are not the answer.


4. Lovely Lace

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Shirts and coats alike are adorned with this delicate weave, but it may be too overpowering a contrast when paired with modern day sleek.

5. Slit Up

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By all means, if you are working out all year long, try it out, but it may look more Sparta than sporty.

6. Shine On

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Lamé doesn’t really carry on into the casual realm all too easily. Avoid the C-3PO droid-moda and avoid the all over metallic sheen.