Why Grey is the Coolest Men’s Fashion Trend of Summer 2016

The perfect middle ground between black and white, grey has emerged as one of the top colours to wear this season. Discover the best of the trend.

The perfect middle ground between black and white, grey has emerged as one of the top colours to wear this season.

A reminder of the post-war era, grey, due to its affiliation with the mineral world,  is considered the colour of stability and evenness.

This season, fashion designers from Neil Barrett to Missoni have adopted the trend in unison.

While every man owns grey clothes, the novelty for Spring/Summer 2016 is the monochrome look which consists in wearing different items of the same colour and layering them.

Whether on sporty bomber jackets or your usual two-piece suit, it seems like the soft hue has infiltrated the men’s wardrobe and is more prevalent than ever.

Discover the best of the trend in our menswear edit.

 

  • LUX Grey Belted Overcoat
    LUX Grey Belted Overcoat

    Price: £50.00

    Was: £150.00

    While summer calls for light fabrics and fewer layers, we wouldn’t trust British weather on that.

    Brave the fury of the weather with this elegant grey overcoat that you can wear all year round.

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  • YMC Shadow Crew Sweater
    YMC Shadow Crew Sweater

    Price: £49.00

    Was: £79.00

    YMC is a British brand whose name stands for You Must Create.

    Taking inspirations from streetwear and, in the case of the Spring 2016 collection, the 30s, the brand is already a hit among the #menswear crowd.

    This sweater with its retro logo and grey hue comes at the wallet-friendly price of £49, which is almost too good to be true.

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  • Kingsman + Turnbull & Asser Grey Mélange Brushed-Cotton Shirt
    Kingsman + Turnbull & Asser Grey Mélange Brushed-Cotton Shirt

    Price: £147.00

    Was: £245.00

    Kingsman And Mr Porter collaborated with the iconic shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser from Jermyn Street and commissioned pieces exclusively sold on the high fashion retailer’s website.

    This shirt in brushed cotton (so soft and breathable) will allow you to go on about your day looking sharp and cool.

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  • River Island Grey bomber jacket
    River Island Grey bomber jacket

    Price: £55.00

    We love a good bomber jacket.

    Practical yet fashion-forward, elegant yet modern, the bomber jacket is all of those things.

    This number from River Island is our favourite of ours as it comes in a delightful light grey colour and detailing.

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  • New Look Grey Leather-Look Belt
    New Look Grey Leather-Look Belt

    Price: £9.99

    God is in the detail, and on your journey through fashion and style, there should be no grey area (see what we did there?)

    Everyone needs a belt, and if you are adopting the grey layering trend, this belt from New Look needs to be on your must-have list.

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  • HUGO BOSS Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Chinos
    HUGO BOSS Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Chinos

    Price: £130.00

    Chinos are the de facto trousers for summer.

    Of course, we would leave it to German powerhouse Hugo Boss to come up with these impeccably tailored chinos in a light grey shade that perfectly embraces the trend.

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  • Men's Vans Light Grey Old Skool Trainers
    Men's Vans Light Grey Old Skool Trainers

    Price: £55.00

    Did you know that the stripe on the side of your beloved Vans was originally called the Jazz stripe?

    All in all, it makes sense considered how this pair of grey old skool Vans leaves you no excuse to swing  the lead when it comes to your style!

     

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  • Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack in Grey
    Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack in Grey

    Price: £40.00

    Herschel Supply Co. have taken the backpack landscape by storm over the last couple of years.

    Their retro design coupled with the variety of colours and shapes their bags come in have seduced streetwear fans.

    Lucky for us, grey has not been forgotten from their offering, as pictured by this Herschel Supply Co. Classic Backpack in Grey

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