In a contemporary fashion climate where brands seem to spend more time perfecting their social media strategy rather than their actual clothes, undecorated MAN provides a healthy dose of realism.
The Japanese menswear brand remains resolutely focused on what it does best; utilitarian, functional and strictly elegant garments. Its FW17 collection promises the sort of mature wardrobe every style-discerning male aspires to.
Despite a change in creative direction, Takayuki Kono (the brand’s new lead) stays consistent with the undecorated MAN's historic DNA of earthy neutrals. Kong’s first outing at the Tokyo label features plenty of unstructured outerwear, boxy jackets, wide-leg denim and offbeat tailoring. It’s a serious medley of well-crafted staples. There are more relaxed pieces at play too, such as hoodies in a delicious shade of crimson. As always, the brand offers an excellent lesson in layering that privileges minimal details.
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