Men’s Fashion Trend: Stripes

Posted: March 29, 2013 in Fashion

By nature, spring/summer represents the time of the year where colour and pattern is widely accepted as part of your everyday wardrobe and designers move away from the muted tones of grey, black and navy traditionally associated with the colder months.

This season, although bright colours are again proving to be a popular choice, fashion designers and high street retailers alike have made pattern much more of a focal point within their collections. And one of the biggest pattern trends proving to be extremely popular for SS13 is the return of stripes.

Although the Breton stripe and nautical inspired pieces continue to remain a popular choice amongst fashion-conscious men, this season stripes are being adopted in more varied ways – from Breton to pinstripe to Regatta to humbug.

Some designers have even adopted the use of bright, often clashing colours and incorporated this colour-blocking effect into their striped patterns – creating a striking visual impact.


Below you will see how the high street and mid-priced designers have chosen to incorporate and style stripes in their latest collections, including the likes of H&M, AllSaints and LBM 1911:

Men's Stripes Lookbook

Current Pieces

When browsing the high street collections currently available, stripes are prevalent at all major retailers. Brands such as Topman, River Island and ASOS are already selling a plethora of striped garments – from classic Breton tees to more adventurous bright, bold coloured striped pieces.

At the more expensive end of the market, designer versions are available from the likes of Mr. Porter and Oki Ni. Paul Smith’s typical multi-coloured logo and signature stripe applies perfectly to this trend and features on messenger bags and scarves, proving that the pattern works well on accessories too.

Furthermore, Mr. Porter is currently stocking a double-breasted, micro-stripe blazer by Junya Watanabe which comes in a perfectly apt white and blue tone for spring/summer. There is also a selection of silk ties by Etro that feature an interesting striped pattern in various bold colours:

  • ALLSAINTS POWDER CREW T-SHIRTAllsaints Powder Crew T-shirt
  • REISS CHINGLEY SHORT SLEEVE STRIPE CREW ROSEReiss Chingley Short Sleeve Stripe Crew Rose
  • ALLSAINTS FORM CREW T-SHIRTAllsaints Form Crew T-shirt
  • GANT RUGGER STRIPED COTTON POLO SHIRTGant Rugger Striped Cotton Polo Shirt
  • FARAH VINTAGE SHIRT WITH HORIZONTAL STRIPEFarah Vintage Shirt With Horizontal Stripe
  • TOPMAN BLUE DASH STRIPE SHIRTTopman Blue Dash Stripe Shirt
  • BELLEROSE HORIZONTAL STRIPED SHIRTBellerose Horizontal Striped Shirt
  • SATURDAYS SURF NYC CROSBY SLIM-FIT STRIPED COTTON-POPLIN SHIRTSaturdays Surf Nyc Crosby Slim-fit Striped Cotton-poplin Shirt
  • NN.07 MEN’S CAIN LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTNn.07 Men’s Cain Long Sleeve T-shirt
  • DOLCE & GABBANA STRIPED COTTON-BLEND SWEATERDolce & Gabbana Striped Cotton-blend Sweater
  • ESPRIT STRIPE JUMPEREsprit Stripe Jumper
  • TOPMAN VITO CORFIX STRIPE BLAZERTopman Vito Corfix Stripe Blazer
  • JUNYA WATANABE SLIM-FIT COTTON-BLEND BLAZERJunya Watanabe Slim-fit Cotton-blend Blazer
  • ALLSAINTS CATAMARAN SWIM SHORTSAllsaints Catamaran Swim Shorts
  • HE BY MANGO STRIPED FOULARDHe By Mango Striped Foulard
  • PAUL SMITH SHOES & ACCESSORIES STRIPED WOVEN SCARFPaul Smith Shoes & Accessories Striped Woven Scarf



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