EFFORTLESS SOPHISTICATION DEFINES MEN’S FASHION FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2025, WITH KEY PIECES INCLUDING VERSATILE SUITS, DURABLE TWILL TROUSERS, AND ESSENTIAL SHORTS. THE LOOK EMBRACES SIMPLICITY AND COMFORT, FAVORING NEUTRAL TONES AND SUBTLE PATTERNS WHILE MOVING AWAY FROM BOLD LOGOS. HIGHLIGHT TRENDS INCLUDE THE RISE OF THE RIVIERA STYLE AND THE TANK TOP’S ASCENDANCY OVER THE TRADITIONAL T-SHIRT.

As we look ahead to the men’s fashion landscape for Spring/Summer 2025, a picture of effortless sophistication comes into focus, inspired by the latest collections from London, Florence, Milan, and Paris. This season’s man embraces a wardrobe that balances simplicity with comfort, featuring sleek, uncomplicated designs. His style arsenal includes versatile essentials: a refined suit, long-lasting twill trousers, must-have shorts, V-neck polos, short-sleeve shirts, airy knits, a classic overcoat, and a compact nylon jacket. Beachwear staples are seamlessly integrated. The aesthetic leans towards a slightly imperfect, monochromatic palette in neutral tones, occasionally accented with subtle checks and stripes.

Gone are the days of bold logos and monograms. Instead, the Riviera trend, with its touch of vintage chic, takes center stage, and the tank top rises in prominence over the traditional t-shirt. In response to the current market demands, fashion houses have clearly pivoted towards more commercially viable collections.

1. THE REVAMPED BANKER’S SUIT

The suit remains a staple of the male wardrobe but is worn more casually—unbuttoned and paired with a simple t-shirt. The classic pinstripe banker’s suit is reinvented in a relaxed mode. At LGN, it transforms into a pajama suit, Amiri offers a suit with Bermuda shorts, and Magliano presents a bomber jacket with ruched trim. Simon Cracker dyes it turquoise, while Hed Mayner turns it into a tunic with workwear vest pockets. Kidsuper crafts it in a patchwork of different striped fabrics. At Moschino, the suit becomes playful, equipped with pockets for office essentials. Even Giorgio Armani tones it down by pairing it with a V-neck knit.


2. THE SHORT

Shorts, especially Bermudas, have been replacing suit trousers for years, although it’s a challenging transition for many. For summer 2025, shorts are strong contenders, ranging from swimwear-like versions in light cotton or nylon to more formal, intricately tailored wide cuts. Dsquared2 offers a bold leather-laced BDSM style. The ever-popular cycling short also remains in vogue.


3. THE TANK TOP

The classic white cotton tank top with thin straps is a staple of the male wardrobe. Dominating next summer, it has firmly supplanted the t-shirt. Bluemarble even layers it over a t-shirt! It’s found under luxurious suits from Brioni and others, peeking out from under Fendi’s dropped shoulder sweaters. Martine Rose gives it a camisole-like appearance with openings and lace, while also presenting it as a tight athlete’s singlet. Dsquared2 offers it in latex, and Neil Barrett creates a two-in-one version.

Dries Van Noten, S/S2025 - ©Launchmetrics/spotlight
Dries Van Noten, S/S2025 – ©Launchmetrics/spotlight

4. THE SUEDE JACKET

Suede makes a notable entry in men’s collections for next summer. It’s used for jackets, shorts, and trousers. Zegna crafts a classic jacket from this lightweight, velvety material, sans lining or other materials, aiming for recyclability.


5. RAFFIA AND WEAVING ART

Raffia, straw, wicker, and rattan showcase bold craftsmanship this season. Designers like Magliano repurpose wicker basket edges into belts. Beyond accessories like Bluemarble’s raffia chapkas and countless large woven bags, weaving techniques appear in jackets and shirts, notably at Dolce & Gabbana, which incorporates Thonet chair weaving into a jacket.


6. SEASIDE CHIC

The chic Riviera style with white suits (Dolce & Gabbana, White Mountaineering), knotted neckerchiefs, marine pullovers draped over shoulders, and boat shoes promises to be the new summer uniform. With loose short-sleeve shirts, shorts, a plethora of V-neck tops, and towel wraps worn as sarongs (Magliano, Doublet, Moschino, C.R.E.O.L.E), the seaside trend is strong, enhanced by flip-flops worn even with suits for a nonchalant finish.


7. THE BRETON STRIPE SHIRT

Riding the wave of nautical inspiration, the Breton stripe shirt makes a strong comeback. This classic piece with white and blue stripes is essential for creating a look. It’s reimagined with fine, wavy stripes reminiscent of waves in fitted knits at Prada and MSGM, and gondolier black stripes at Dolce & Gabbana. Dunhill pairs it under a chic cotton jacket, while Wales Bonner, System Studios, and White Mountaineering offer it as a comfortable ribbed sweater.


8. THE FISHNET

Fishnet fabric will be a cool addition next summer, adding a breezy touch to the silhouette. This airy, breathable material appears in many collections, often as crochet tanks, like Kenzo’s pieces adorned with embroidered patches, or in tunics with wide holes. Gucci, Amiri, and Zegna create elegant yet sexy mesh polos. There are also sporty and performance-oriented tank tops in mesh or other technical fabrics.


9. NYLON

Impalpable, airy, and protective, nylon is the star material of summer 2025, along with ultra-light waterproof technical fabrics. Perfect for the increasingly prominent outdoor style in men’s wardrobes, nylon’s lightness and transparency make it ideal for windbreakers—essential for the traveling man—as well as shorts, jackets, bombers, and sweatpants. Raincoats, dethroning the traditional coat, are perfectly illustrated by Lemaire and Dries van Noten in colorful, featherweight crinkled materials.


10. THE SOCCER JERSEY

Amidst the European football championship and on the eve of the Olympics, a sporty note is inevitable. Designers are drawn to the soccer jersey, riding the “supporter” trend gaining visibility. What could be more chic than wearing a jersey in luxury brand colors, like Louis Vuitton or Fendi Roma logos? Some designers revisit their favorite team jerseys or collaborate directly with clubs, as 3.Paradis did with PSG for a special edition jersey. Footballs also appear on runways, transformed into clothing items at Moschino.

Fendi, S/S 2025 - ©Launchmetrics/spotlight
Fendi, S/S 2025 – ©Launchmetrics/spotlight


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