Let’s be honest, menswear gets the short end of the fashion stick. It’s the same old suit when heading into the office, and the weekend means grabbing a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. While it may seem inevitable to fall into a style rut, there are simple ways you can craft outfits that stand out and stay on trend while remaining wearable.

double trouble
The double breasted suit is back in a big way. While it may be a style associated with the 1980s (or even ’40s—fashion truly is a cycle), the boxy silhouette has been popping up on red carpets throughout 2024. Regular fit double-breasted jacket, $119 from H&M at West County Center

crochet? ok!
Grandma fashion is in, and crochet in particular is having a moment in menswear. It’s ideal for summer or hitting the beach since it can be airy and lightweight while still being layerable. Plus, it taps into another trend: textured, loose-weave (or ‘holey’) tops.
Woodbird WBBanks gran shirt light blue, $145 from Jaxen Grey at Plaza Frontenac

vest in show
Sleeves, who needs ‘em? For spring and summer, vests of all shapes and sizes are on trend—from the classic white tank top to formal wear to knits. And it’s not difficult to see why. Vests are versatile. You can dress them up or down, layer them or just wear them on their own.
Agbobly stripe reversible merino wool sweater vest, $1,100 from Nordstrom at West County Center

yee haw!
If Beyoncé’s gone country, the rest of the world can’t be far behind—and that includes menswear. This year, you can expect to see a lot of boots, studded belts, flared jeans and western-inspired shirts—everything you need to spend the summer at the saloon.
Kardo Lamar short sleeve jacquard shirt green, $175 from Jaxen Grey at Plaza Frontenac

take a hike
This summer, ditch your bulky sneakers and grab a pair of hiking shoes. Offering a sleeker look, they promise performance and comfort in a stylish and versatile package.
Keen Targhee IV waterproof hiking shoe dark olive/gold flame, $160 from Laurie’s Shoes