The showers that bring spring flowers rarely keep city dwellers inside. For next Spring/Summer expect men to take to the streets in fashion-forward raincoats and parkas in sheer nylons or new soft vinyls. These featherweight slickers come in solids or prints, and can be sophisticated enough to layer over a tailored suit or playful enough to adapt for young men or even kidswear. Lengths range from fingertip to almost-ankle; hoods and drawstring hems are key.

Dries Van Noten Menswear SS 2019
Juun J Menswear SS 2019
Y3 Menswear SS 2019
Dunhill Menswear SS 2019
Undercover Menswear SS 2019
Walter Van Beirendonck Menswear SS 2019



Whether the reality is glossy nylon, glazed organza or supple latex, the effect is plastic. Recent Cruise and Men’s collections showcased all sorts of sheer and shiny items, from translucent blazers to ripstop silk tops. Outerwear seems like the most wearable option when using these cellophane-like materials — like a 60s graphic raincoat or flesh-toned topper that mixes mild fetishism with minimalist chic.

Mugler Resort 2019
Dries Van Noten Menswear Spring 2019
Yeohlee Resort 2019
Tsumori Chisato Resort 2019
Off-White Resort 2019
No. 6 Resort 2019