#OhBoy – The ultimate guide to wearable menswear SS23 trends

FashionMenApril 03, 2023

Harry Styles is considered one of the most stylish men of today. We may even discover that he is the lost son of David Bowie and Tom Wolfe. Yes, Harry Styles is a Dandy, which style was best explained in 1932 by psychologist J.C. Flugel as “the great masculine renunciation“. But if you don’t identify with this style and are not the guy lost in a sea of black suits, this article is for you. Fear not, my friend, because we’re here to help you navigate the most wearable menswear SS23 trends.

We’ve got you covered from office wear to wedding season and summer vacations. Heck, we’ll even throw in some concert looks for those who plan to catch Harry Styles on tour. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the top 10 trends that you need to know about.

1. Ties are Back

Kieran Culkin, who plays Roman Roy in the TV show Succession, wearing COS SS23

They’re back! While ties may no longer be required in many offices and banks, they’re making a comeback in the fashion world. Kenzo, Dries van Noten, Dolce & Gabanna, and MSGN all showcased ties on their runways. In fact, MSGN even had a look with two ties!

2. Suits You


The suit is making a comeback too, but this time with a twist. Gone are the days of form-fitted, black suits. SS23 trends feature oversized cuts, pastel colours, and daring prints combined with t-shirts, open-collar shirts, and sneakers. Say goodbye to the same old boring suits and hello to a new era of style.

3. Work Your Way Up

Ferrari SS23

This trend borrows looks from various work uniforms, featuring fireman jackets, commando sole shoes, cargo trousers, and military-inspired vests. The more pockets, the better! Think khaki, beige, and black.

4. A Splash of Pastel Colours

Loro Piana SS23

If you’re tired of sticking to beige, blue, and black, it’s time to add some life to your wardrobe. Pastel colours are in, and Fashionbeans explains that “get them right you look like 1980s Miami Vice; get them wrong, you look like My Little Pony.” So, be sure to add just one pastel piece to your outfit rather than going for a full pastel look.

5. Open-Collar Shirt


This year’s preppy look is all about the open-collar shirt, bringing a smart 1950s vibe to your wardrobe. Stick to block colours and skip the Cuban prints to avoid looking like Elvis Presley in his Hawaiian phase or Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Pair with jackets, shorts, chinos, and even suits, but make sure to wear loafers.

6. V-Necks Effect

Ami SS23

V-neck t-shirts and pullovers are in, and they create a slim and fine line to balance out baggy denim or any other oversized pants. Seen on the runways of Loewe, Dolce & Gabanna, Etro, Saint Laurent, Kenzo, and Armani.

7. Rugby League


Stripe is a classic pattern for spring, but this year, Breton is out, and Rugby stripes are in. These wide and colourful stripes bring a preppy and heritage vibe to your outfit. Pair the big-size t-shirt with jackets and trenchcoats, skater pants, tracksuit pants, and dad caps.

8. Double Denim

Louis Vuitton SS23

This trend basically involves wearing co-cord denim pants and a jacket. It’s simple, basic, and timeless. However, in the midst of classic washes, you can choose coloured, embroidered, and metallic denim. It depends on how much novelty you need to cure your boredom with fashion.

9- New Tie-Dye

Louis Vuitton SS23

Tie-dye isn’t just for hippies anymore. This season’s digital tie-dye trend is an AI version of the DIY trend, featuring abstract and colourful designs on t-shirts, hoodies, and shirts. Pair with jeans, chinos, and shorts.

10- Wild West

Wales Bonner SS23

This trend started last year with the release of the movie “Elvis” with actor Austin Butler playing the role of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The pieces are made with contrast stitching forming designs on shirts and jackets with studs and leather details. Cowboy belts and boots are welcome, but remember that one piece is enough to reference the look.

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