California Dreaming: Menswear gets a Cali 2.0 update for the season – just leave the shell jewellery at home

Set your sights on the west coast this season as Cali cool is back with an experimental edge

A model walks the runway at the Fendi spring-summer show in Milan. Picture: Getty

Everything is easier, breezier, and lighter this season for menswear. Denim is light wash, roomy, and lounge-able. Knitwear has swapped heavy cable stitching and classic crews for airy, meshy, and sheer sweaters. Even suiting has dropped a bar with designers foregoing mid layers in favour of a casual, shirtless look. It has an instant Cali cool feeling, but this time, we advise leaving the shell jewellery at home.

Why? The men’s collections have become increasingly ...