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Menswear spring 2014 spotlights

A few fresh notables from the Menswear Spring 2014 runway to get us in the mood.  Some of these names may not be the most familiar to us, but they caught our attention.   Here are some highlights from Christopher Raeburn‘s military chic with sprinkles of pink, Margaret Howell‘s easy wearable pant looks, and Richard James goes all about the preppy man.  The Master tailoring at Hardy Amies is swoon-worthy, and E. Tautz give the guys a little “I dare you” fun.

Christopher Raeburn had an interesting source of inspiration for his Menswear spring 2014 collection. There are sweet hues peeking among the camo green and tan shades. According to the designer, the UK Special Forces drove pink Land Rovers to blend in with the sand during WWII… proof right there that pink doesn’t necessarily mean femininity. Sleek but tough, the models are paired with backpacks and messenger bags looking ready to camp in the wilderness. There’s even some wool pieces in there. Too hot?  Theres always those rainy and chilly nights in the summer. more CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN.

Contemporary and casual could describe Margaret Howell’s Menswear spring 2014 line. The designer knows what her customers love, and continues to produce pieces that are the perfect mixture of masculinity and flair. Lots of gray, beige, navy and blue, no outrageous colors here that would scare the average male wearer away. These pieces look so comfortable. Standouts are the denim shirts (such a trending look), suits and baggy white pants. The shoulders are wide and the fit is loose. There’s even a hot burnt orange hooded pullover that’s vivacious. more MARGARET HOWELL.

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Hardy Amies Menswear spring 2014 collection is ridiculously dapper and pleasing to the eyes. Of course the models look great, but can we please gaze at these suits? Impeccably designed and constructed, everything looks flawless. This designer’s attention to detail is beyond, i.e. the ‘HA’ monogramed pocket squares that add some playful fun to these sharp blazers. 1950s influences are spotted with the blazer stripes and pants hemmed above the ankle. Even the loafers are modern flashbacks.

Preppy equals Richard James Menswear spring 2014 collection. These pieces are like looking at a beach party at The Hamptons. Pastels, plaids, and some brighter hues make this set diverse yet super cohesive. Colored blazers look like an homage to 1920s suits, while some looks can be worn to one of those “all white” parties.   Everything possesses a cool and laid-back personality with just a brush of structured class. Whether rolling off of a cruise or attending any kind of summertime function, one of these outfits can be adorned…and adored.

Half tame half wild makes E. Tautz Menswear spring 2014 collection one of the most daring yet. Colors and satin galore dazzle in this interesting mix of pants, jackets and even a piece that resembles a graduation gown! The first several looks consist of blue suits and navy shirts that are unique, not too crazy. Later on in the assortment is where the real fun starts! Wild graphic coats, sweatshirts and shirts are so long that they begin to resemble funky dresses. Designer Patrick Grant definitely had two different points of view in mind when he was imagining this line. Spring/Summer should be represented by free-spirited pieces like these. Written by Allison Ripa


Photos: Fashion Wire Press