Where the runway meets the street

Amsterdam-based label Scotch & Soda offers up some of the most fashion-forward pieces to even the most discerning menswear consumer. Granted, it balances them out with easy, wearable staples fit for any guy’s closet, but often, the best stuff in its collections are the statement-making garments that draw the right kind of attention.

For Spring/Summer 2017, Scotch & Soda takes the idea of a tropical locale and filters it through the lens of a bustling cityscape. Colorful snakes, verdant palm trees, and globally-inspired prints may be the type of thing you’d imagine in a resort town, but in the context of a stylish metropolis, they add just the right amount of contrast.

To help you find some of this season’s best garms, here are our top picks from Scotch & Soda’s latest collection:

The Statement Trousers

One of our favorite pieces is the Owen lightweight jacquard trousers. Cut with wider, cropped legs and a comfortable elastic band, these patterned pants would look great with a pair of crisp white sneakers and an oversized solid tee.

The Well-Traveled Jacket

The unlined Structured Shirt Jacket is a little less bold with its black-and-white jacquard pattern, but takes the classic patch-pocket chore coat and filters it through a well-traveled sensibility. Versatile enough to upgrade shorts and tee, it can also upgrade a pair of slim chinos and a crewneck sweatshirt.

The Go-Anywhere Pants

Dressing up all the time overrated, but if you do it right, smarter pieces elevate your whole look without sacrificing easy-wearing comfort. One of the simplest ways to add a little more class to your ‘fit is with a great pair of trousers. The Blake Structured Pleated Trousers combine the elastic waistband of your favorite sweats with a clean leg and straight pleat that extends all the way to them, toeing the line between cozy track pants and classy suit pants.

The Warm-Weather Sweater

The secret to springtime knitwear are loose-gauge sweaters made of breathable materials. They’re meant more for breezy transitional days or chilly nights. Scotch & Soda’s colorful Structured Sweater is made from a cotton/polyester blend, and features a timely forest green color with bright contrasts and subtle hits of patterns.

The Street-Ready Trench Coat

Taking cues from lightweight outerwear and vintage military gear, the Amsterdams Blauw Trench Coat features patchwork panels in versatile tones of tan and olive green. A hidden placket adds a minimal touch, and the welted chest pocket is the perfect place to store stuff like sunglasses and a smartphone.

Managing Director N.A.

Jeff Carvalho is Managing Director for Highsnobiety N.A. in New York City. He holds a journalism degree from Northeastern University.

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