Utility jackets, cargo pants, camouflage . . . . The runways have taken a notably functional turn over the past few seasons. From Prada’s nylon rainwear to Junya Watanabe’s mash-ups with The North Face and Carhartt, notions of practicality, protection, and straight-up common sense have resonated with editors and consumers alike. On the street, we’ve already seen guys in artfully layered army jackets, padded vests, and harnesses, but as the Spring 2019 collections hit stores, we’re expecting them to test-drive Heron Preston’s fireman jackets and Lanvin’s shirting-striped parkas, too.
Say Bonjour to a Beret
For a while, you could hardly click through Phil Oh’s street style slideshows without seeing a woman (or three) in a beret. Dior and Gucci made it a trend last year, but guys seem to be feeling inspired, too. We’ve seen a few of them wear classic black or gray berets with suits or V-neck sweaters, though a word to the wise: They aren’t exactly meant for freezing days. Cover your ears with something warmer when the polar vortex hits!