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Retro Graded

Classic styles get an upgrade with these fashion-forward fusions.

Versace jacket (part of suit) and Versace oversized tee available at Versace/South Coast Plaza and select Versace stores, versace.com.

This spring, men’s fashion takes a turn into seriously tailored terrain from that just-so suit to crisply fitting trousers to the perfectly structured T. But fear not. This isn't simply about form-fitting, retro-leaning lines. Bold patterns, the judicious pop of can't-miss color and unexpected pairings lighten the vibe to take the starch out of all that structure for a casual, kick-back take on of-the-moment chic. Brightly colored pieces keep easy company with classic elements; exuberantly patterned shirts get paired with timeless stripes; and even that Cary Grant-era fitted cardigan gets blasted from the past when done in vibrant turquoise. Call it the ultimate A-team where traditional elements get in line with fashion-forward statement pieces. Think Burberry meets Marc Jacobs; Ralph Lauren meets Versace. Put it all together and you’ve got some serious game.

Photographer: James Cant at Artists By Next/jamescant.com
Stylist: Jonathan Nicholls/jonathannicholls.net
Grooming: Brynn Doering at Aubri Balk
Model: Freddie Lund at Wilhelmina
Digital Operator: Joanna Miriam
Photographer’s Assistant: Matthew Linker
Stylist’s Assistant: Sarah Mosqueda

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