Why This Spring’s Best New Menswear Will Put Your Style on Neutral Ground

There’s no shortage of maximalism on the runways and sidewalks of the world’s fashion capitals these days. So it’s no surprise that for some, neutral shades of brown, taupe, beige, and greige feel more like a breath of fresh air than a workaday compromise—and some of menswear’s leading designers have embraced this return to muted colors by using them to create peerless jackets, soft trousers, and shirts that work as well in town as they do in the country.

Of course, you could also make like the models in the fashion story from our March issue and wear them all for a stroll on the beach. Whether it’s the sound of the waves or the clothes’ easygoing attitude that makes you feel more relaxed is for you to discover.


Above: On herAspesi silk blazer, $955; Lafayette 148 New York cotton and elastane tank, $298, and suede and leather skirt, $2,298; Hermès leather sandals, $720; David Yurman Carlyle necklace, 18-karat yellow gold, $32,000; Fernando Jorge Flame small bracelet, 18-karat yellow gold, $7,800; Roberto Coin Royal Princess flower bracelet, 18-karat yellow gold and diamonds, $9,580; Vendorafa 18-karat yellow gold hand-hammered dome ring, $4,500; Fernando Jorge Fire ring, 18-karat yellow gold, $6,300. 

On himCeline Homme by Hedi Slimane coat in technical cotton, $3,150; Brunello Cucinelli double-face suede shirt, $5,950; Canali linen and silk pants, $800. 

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