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by Han San Chong June 20, 2016


Menswear Trends for Spring Summer 2016

Urban Safari

As our world becomes increasingly globalised, many designers have embraced a new idea of safari to reflect the wanderlust of today’s modern man.

At Bottega Veneta, it manifested in the earthy neutrals and Khaki palette while Belstaff jumped into the deep end with a desert combat collection inspired by the Desert Rats, the British forces based in North Africa during WWII. Others like Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein Collection proposed a modern fusion of safari and contemporary vibes.

Start out small by incorporating easy and wearable basics such as chinos, bush shirts and light safari jackets. And not to worry, the khaki and sand hues will fit in seamlessly into your existing wardrobe.

safari jacket 

Loosen up those trousers

Since 2015, more designers have proposed a more relaxed silhouette and after years of the skinny pants, trousers are finally loosening up. From front pleat styles seen at Lemaire, to slouchy joggings and denim from Baldwin, the relaxed fit offers breathability – an undeniable plus for our hot and humid climate.

For the brave, full billowy pants from Yohji Yamamoto takes the silhouette to the extreme. However, a front pleat tapered pair such as those offered by J.Crew is not only easy to pull off, but also lends a certain modernity to a classic style. 

wide leg pants


For the past year, we have been sized by the new trend athleisure, and it’s here to stay. Pairing suits with sneakers, garments in new-age fabrics with easy-care qualities, this is perhaps reflecting society’s embracing of a healthier lifestyle and of a growing demand for comfort and functionality in their clothes.



Cuban Collar 

For this Spring/Summer, an interesting addition to your wardrobe could be a Cuban collar shirt, made popular in the 1950s.

Seen on the runway from the likes of Dries Van Noten and Louis Vuitton, the open neckline visually elongates the body and the notched collar gives a different variation to the typical collar. To keep this look modern and sleek, go for a fitted cut paired with slim, tapered chinos instead of the boxy silhouette of the 50s.

50s shirts

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Sizing Chart


Chest (Shirt) Chest (Body) Collar Shoulder Sleeve Length
46 40" / 102cm 36" / 91cm 15" / 38cm 17" / 43cm 25" / 63.5cm 28.5" / 72cm
48 42" / 107cm 38" / 96.5cm 15.5" / 39.5cm 17.5" / 44.5cm 25.5" / 65cm 29" / 73.5cm
50 44" / 112cm 40" / 102cm 16" / 40.5cm 18" / 45.5cm 26" / 66cm 29.5" / 75cm
52 46" / 117cm 42" / 107cm 16.5" / 42cm 18.5" / 47cm 26.5" / 67.3cm 30" / 76cm
54 48" / 122cm 44" / 112cm 17" / 43.2cm 19" / 48cm 27" / 68.5cm 30.5" / 77.5cm
56 50" / 127cm 46" / 117cm 17.5" / 44.5cm 19.5" / 49.5cm 27.5" / 70cm 31" / 78.5cm