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Men ruled the runways at Paris Fashion Week, sporting dazzling designs from fashion’s biggest names. Check out some of our favorite styles and get inspired to add a touch of “Je ne sais quoi” to your next menswear project!

In one of the most popular trends on the runway, a classic everyday button-up shirt gets reinvented with bright colors and abstract prints. Whether it’s geometric shapes, neon collars, or haphazard brush strokes, these eye catching shirts are not to be overlooked.


Top left and bottom right: Dior, top right and bottom left, Louis Vuitton

While we often see vertical lines in women’s clothing for slimming and elongating the figure, these designs have the opposite effect! Bold, horizontal stripes and V-shaped panels across the chest emphasize strong, broad shoulders. Get creative with colors and shapes and spice up your own Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve collared button up!


Top left and bottom right: Givenchy, top right and bottom left: Louis Vuitton

Vintage-style bomber jackets are given a modern edge with printed fabrics, shining satins and sparkling embellishments. Even in glam fabrics, the sporty silhouette keeps this style casual for everyday wear. Add some shimmer to your step and get the look with our Amin zip up pattern. If you want a collar with a curved edge, you can easily round out the squared upper corner at the center front seam on your collar pattern. Just remember to adjust your zipper length accordingly!


Blue jacket: Dior; silver jacket: Louis Vuitton; red jacket: Yves St. Laurent

Dapper double breasted jackets have been a staple style for many designers this season, and we can’t say we blame them! Even worn over a pair of old jeans, a double breasted coat adds a certain distinguished charm to an outfit. Look handsome as ever in the double-breasted Adam Jacket!


White jacket: Raf Simons, tan and navy jackets: Louis Vuitton

Blazers and jackets with unique flair and personality: eye catching prints and fun appliques (see pineapple!) bring new life to these wardrobe staples. Try incorporating this trend into a garment with a simple, tailored design like the Stinchcomb Jacket or the Men’s Linen Jacket.


Top left & bottom right: Valentino, top right: Issey Miyake, bottom left: Raf Simons

Comfy, classic crewneck sweatshirts foray into high-fashion territory in crisp, bright colors. Lines and stripes add structure and sophistication to this carefree style. You can re-use the Amin pattern to make this sweatshirt with a few quick adjustments! Simply omit the center zipper and cut the front pattern piece on a fold, and shorten the height of the collar to around 1".


Left, Issey Miyake, top right: Dior, bottom right: Carven

Shirts, sweaters and jackets are definitely taking center stage this season, mostly paired with understated slim-fit trousers and shorts. Follow the lead of these incredible designers and transform your classic menswear staples with bold and fashion-forward fabrics! Even with the array of avant-garde prints, patterns and embellishments, simple and understated silhouettes make these fashions totally wearable!

Runway Images: Getty

4 Comments

  • Purplefan_large

    Jul 7, 2014, 01.00 PMby purplefan

    Love some of the shiny prints for the jackets. Now if I could find a mass-market version of the crayon scribble print in a t-shirt knit, I might be able to get someone to leave slogan t-shirts behind.

    Strong aviation theme in the Louis Vuitton collection. http://fashionshow.louisvuitton.com/fra_FR/

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    Jul 5, 2014, 04.00 AMby nerdgirl80

    banana sweater with cropped moon pants . . . how very “Napoleon Dynamite.”

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    Jul 4, 2014, 02.20 AMby nouvellegamine

    Hello 80s! Most of these look like what Patrick Bateman wears on vacation.

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    Jul 4, 2014, 12.40 AMby freakusbzzz

    oh no! Harry High Pants!!

    As well as tucking jumpers into pants.

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