Credit to GQ. GQ kept their eagle eyes trained on our screens at the Spring/Summer 2021 shows – which happened last June – and, in turn, distilled all the key looks that you should be buying right now. From new utility to neo-neon, there’s a plethora of high-octane masculine fashion to choose from.
(Note: as some designers have shown Spring/Summer 2021 collections and others have shown Resort, we’ve included a number of looks from the latter collections for your reference.)
The utility trend has been doing the rounds for several seasons now, with the safari jacket obsession reaching fever pitch at the Spring/Summer 2020 shows. Now, for Spring/Summer 2021, the look has been updated with more of an all-round “high-function” vibe. From the military-man-meets-twitcher-in-town field jackets at Gucci and Zegna (cut from canvas at the former and leather at the latter) to the all-over safari looks at Balmain and that insanely luxurious crocodile field jacket at Dior, this summer it’s all about looking like you’re coming out of the apocalypse fighting (which you kind of will be).
“Team this jacket – which with its breathable Ventile construction was designed specifically for outdoor pursuits – with a pair of washed denim jeans in a blue that’s a shade or two lighter, plus an oatmeal cable knit sweater and a pair of duck boots. You could even switch it up with a sapphire-hued silk Hermès neckerchief, for full ‘Truman Capote goes country’ effect.” Teo van den Broeke, Style Director, GQ