How to Make Smart Retro References this Spring

Retro References in Men's Wear by Decade

Colours, motifs and shapes from past decades are working their way back into contemporary men’s wear.

Nostalgia ruled the Spring 2017 runways, but past trends were reinterpreted and rooted very much in today. Bring some retro charm to your wardrobe by mixing modern elements and updated classics.

 ’50s Leisure
Printed vacation shirts and short sleeve knits with graphic trim are an easy way to energize a look with some good, clean fun.

PS by Paul Smith Cockatoo Cotton-Linen Sport Shirt
Fred Perry Striped Cuff Crew Neck T-Shirt
Michael Kors Border Cardigan

Get Groovy
’60s Flower Power prints and mod tailoring amp up an evening out. The classic Trucker jacket that came of age in this decade is a piece every guy needs.

Moschino Floral Fantasy T-Shirt
Robert Graham Blurred Paradise Print Sport Shirt
Strellson Liberty Cotton Trench Coat
Levi’s Orange Tab Trucker Garrett Jacket

Men's retro references

’70s Stripes
Wider pant silhouettes in bold motifs can be worn proudly. Retro athletic layers are new basics.

Tiger of Sweden Eamon Straight-Leg Striped Pants
Fred Perry Mock Neck Cycling Shirt
Tommy Hilfiger Truman Track Jacket

The Awesome ’80s
Oversized pieces with graphic patterns are hallmarks of the decadent decade along with the classic windbreaker and distressed denim jacket that never really went out of style.

Bugatti Mock Neck Shell Jacket
Fred Perry Bold Stripe Sport Shirt
MSGM Distressed Denim Jacket

Photography by David Pike.