New Arrivals: 16 Breezy Trousers, Luxe Slip-Ons, and Cutoff Jorts to Get Excited About This Week

Welcome to New Arrivals, our ongoing tally of the freshest, flyest, can’t-miss menswear hitting the digital shelves right this very instant. 

Go All-In on Stealth Wealth

By now, the secret’s out on the whole “quiet luxury” hoopla. But brands like Lemaire and The Row have been riding that wave long before Lydia Tàr and the scheming siblings on Succession coaxed it into the limelight. Maestros and media scions aside, the underlying principles might as well represent the quintessential hack to effortless style: understated pieces in elevated materials rendered in classic silhouettes. If you can look past the whole stealth wealth brouhaha, what’s not to like?

Banana Republic Sirolo linen-blend suit pant

Lunetterie Générale tortoiseshell À Tout Jamais sunglasses

Or Dive Straight Into the Deep End

Swim trunks aren’t just for swimming, and they might look even cooler on dry land. The characteristically vivid prints typically found on an excellent pair of trunks are particularly well-suited to spring, but the fun shouldn’t stop there. Paired with a loud button-up, retro jacket, and some very un-serious hard-bottoms, they offer a maximalist rejoinder to stealth wealth’s discreet styling—and provide a viable alternative when you feel like making some real noise. 

Sasquatchfabrix jacquard track jacket

Gucci jacquard swim shorts

S.S. Daley “Giles” floral-portrait striped silk shirt

Ernest W. Baker T-bar platform monkstraps

When in Doubt, Wear Head-to-Toe Denim 

Spring will always be a great time to go all-in on groovy colors and wild-style prints, but it’s also the best time to get really into denim. That might mean a stiff pair of selvedge jeans or a honky-tonk western shirt or just a gloriously faded cap—but why not all of the above? The Canadian Tuxedo is a fail-safe style hack, but true head-to-toe denim has never looked better, and it demands even less brain power to put together (unless you’re unreasonably particular about the infinite shades of blue). Call it the Midas touch of Glenn Martin’s Diesel or an ongoing fascination with cowboy style, but we’re looking at the world through indigo-soaked lenses right now, and the view is spectacular. 

Manaaki Papi flared jeans

RRL Denim Buffalo Western workshirt

Adidas SPZL denim Italia sneakers

Myne distressed wavy denim bucket hat

And Don’t Forget to De-Stuff Your Suiting

Tailoring is enjoying a moment, but we’re glad to report that it’s not exactly the #menswear resurgence skeptics were bracing for. We’re talking blazers, dress pants, and derbies—all amicably divorced from each other and their usual contexts. Try pairing crisp trousers with ratty graphic tees, tuxedo jackets with jeans, or, heck, polished hard-bottoms with baggy basketball shorts. The lack of social activity during the height of the the pandemic may have spurred suiting’s grand return (at the very least, it deflected a circa-2012 tailoring repeat), but we’re not limiting our swankiest threads to formal occasions any more—and neither should you.

Celine Homme “Wesley” wide-leg distressed denim shorts

Todd Snyder Italian linen “Madison” suit Jacket

Yohji Yamamoto Discord Y Body bag

Situationist croc-embossed loafers

Eager for more GQ-approved menswear picks? Keep scrolling to see all the new releases that piqued our interest over the last few weeks. 

Muddy Waters

The coolest color you aren’t wearing enough isn’t a color at all: it’s a murky gloop of natural tones—dusty beiges, mossy greens, washed-out browns—that promise to lend your outfits a lived-in, slightly artisanal feel. The eco-minded fabric experts at Older Brother employ a litany of rarified dyeing techniques to get the exact shade of their Made-in-LA garms just right, but the raddest expression of the idea comes from Boris Bidjan Saberi, whose ongoing tie-up with Salomon yields trail-ready runners that look like they’ve already slogged through hell to make it to your front door. 

11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon Bamba 5 sneakers

Older Brother waffle ringer tee

Todd Snyder x Champion midweight full-zip hoodie

Omar Afridi crinkled bomber jacket

Nip-Baring Knits

On the red carpet and in the NBA tunnel, elite-level dressers like Timothée Chalamet and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have been foregoing their shirts with abandon, strutting their stuff with nary a button-up to shield them from the paparazzi’s flash. If shirtlessness feels like a tall order, consider the next best swerve: a gauzy see-through knit that lets you enjoy the breeze without putting your love handles on blast. How gauzy and see-through is up to you: Corridor’s Pima cotton tank is dense enough to cover your nips; Our Legacy’s sheer sweater vest offers passersby a tantalizing peek. 

Our Legacy double lock vest

Corridor pointelle-knit cotton tank top

A Kind of Guise “Haroun” crochet vest

BDG short-sleeve polo sweater

The Wild Ones

Gaudy, we’re thrilled to remind you, is good. But it feels especially great right now, with brands of all stripes doing up their house signatures—’90s-indebted overcoats, chore jacket-like cardigans—in animal prints that’d make Dorothy gasp in delight. Slip on a pair of spotted pony hair loafers from the arch Danes at Vinny’s or cram your tchotchkes into Stüssy’s cowhide print tote bag, a quilted Chanel clutch for the downtown set. Either way, your plain ol’ white tees and blue jeans will look all the more freaky for it. 

Vinny’s “Yardee” pony hair loafers

Supreme croc faux fur overcoat

Séfr “Jurg” snake-print brushed cardigan

Stüssy cowhide print canvas flight bag

Return of the ‘Ton

Remember Harrington jackets, those fusty zip-ups style gods of a certain era (think McQueen in that one photo reblogged a zillion times on Tumblr) couldn’t get enough of? They’re all kinds of cool now, mostly because the brands behind them have shorter memories than you, and they’re brazen enough to disregard the silhouette’s origins entirely. J.Crew makes a ridiculously luxe version crafted from luscious Italian suede, Burberry sells a reliably British riff with plenty of extra hardware, but the real nail in the coffin of the Harrington’s clean-cut reputation might be this shaggy shearling joint from Baracuta, an OG of the genre that’s ready to let its hair down. 

J.Crew Italian suede Harrington jacket

Banana Republic Harrington jacket

Baracuta G9 shearling Harrington jacket

Burberry Harrington jacket

Motocrossed Lovers

Fashion and sports have been in loyal cahoots for decades, hopping from arena to pitch to half pipe and back again. For several years now, designers have plumbed the hallmarks of fútbol style for inspiration, but if the latest round of runway shows is any hint a change of scenery is imminent: it’s time to hit the dirt tracks instead. We’re talking logo-splashed leather jackets in vibrant colors, leather pants with moto-inspired stitching and panel details, graphic jerseys with rip-roaring energy—and all of it drenched in Diesel-powered Y2K vibes.

Dries Van Noten oversized printed cotton-jersey sweatshirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Sport leather café racer jacket

Diesel P-Fergy denim pants

Go for a Subtle Dye Job

From garment dyeing to distressing to sun-fading, a toned-down dye job is a softer, more soothing way to borrow some of tie-dye’s kaleidoscopic antics without sending your closet straight back to the ‘70s (or, uh, 2017). It’s a little bit wabi-sabi, a whole lot of artful, and makes for the kind of one-of-one appeal you’d typically find in well-loved vintage grails.

Carhartt WIP Dixon Chromo printed cotton-corduroy shirt jacket

Stüssy Wave Dye nylon short

Neighborhood damage logo-appliquéd distressed cotton-jersey sweatshirt

Supreme printed washed sweater

Crop It! 

The Y2kraze shows no sign of loosening its stranglehold on Gen Z, but ‘90s fashion still commands a significant share of the market—and cropped leather jackets are leading the charge. Sunflower’s buttery-soft lambskin zip-up is a perfect distillation of the trend, which steers clear of the hardware-heavy flourishes of classic moto styles. At the same time, brands like Our Legacy and No Maintenance are side-stepping the obvious ‘90s tropes while maintaining the stripped-down silhouette. It doesn’t hurt that the length pairs equally well with low-rise jeans and high-waisted pants, as sure as indication as any that the style won’t be going away soon. 

Sunflower short leather jacket

No Maintenance Type One leather jacket

Courreges vinyl jacket reedition

Drip Yourself to Shreds

Call it the Cobain effect or blame it on some misplaced appreciation for the authentically threadbare: pre-worn clothes are cropping up with a weird frequency right now. There’s Marni’s moth hole-ridden sweater vest, Doublet’s trompe l’oeil denim jacket (with pearl strings masquerading as ripped fabric), and Solitude Studios’ swampy shoulder bag. But it’s not just the high-fashion daredevils tearing their clothes to pieces—Gap’s recent collab with The Brooklyn Circus yielded a series of Ivy-inspired goods, including a classic Oxford shirt with fringed hems.

Solitude Studios seaweed messenger bag

Doublet pearl decoration denim jacket

Marni V-neck sweater vest

Gap x The Brooklyn Circus popover Oxford shirt

Add a Splash of Orange 

The quickest way to make regular ol’ H20 feel like the agua on tap in a ritzy hotel lobby? Toss in a few slices of orange. The quickest way to imbue your outfits with a similar vibe? Reach for the same color. Pair Union’s svelte liner jacket with faded jeans and hiking boots, swap out your sweats for Noah’s slouchy wool trousers, or double-down on the hue with a trippy fleece crewneck from Beams Plus, Japan’s totally rad answer to J.Crew. Anchor it all with Nike’s latest spin on the Zoom Vomero 5, a sleeper-hit silhouette that looks even sicker equipped with an earthy ochre swoosh. 

Canada Goose x NBA x Union “Breda” liner jacket

Noah double-pleat wool trousers

Beams Plus boa fleece crewneck sweater

Nike Zoom Vomero 5 sneakers

Break Out the Sandals

You know those strappy leather sandals you benched last spring? If the forecast in your neck of the woods looks anything like ours, it’s time to put in a call to the bullpen. Just need some slip-ons that won’t make you feel like a schlump at JFK? Fear of God’s plush suede model, designed in collaboration with the footwear maestros at Birkenstock, will keep your piggies in prime condition from TSA to tarmac. Jonesing for a pair with a little more attitude? Nab a hardware-heavy silhouette from Toga Virilis and watch the heads swivel wherever you wear them. 

Jacques Solovière midi sandals

Toga Virilis “Polido” sandals

Fear of God x Birkenstock “Los Feliz” sandals

Hereu “Canya” fisherman sandals

Elevate Your Sandlercore

In 2023, Adam Sandler…style god? feels a lot more like Adam Sandler…style god! Part of the funnyman’s bizarro flair boils down to his unmeditated approach to getting dressed, but his appreciation for off-kilter layering, wowza pattern-clashing, and the hallmarks of your local rec league—swishy mesh shorts, AAU-hopeful kicks—offers plenty in the way of inspiration. Ditch the shapeless hoodie for a shaggy cardigan and the Uggs for grippy slip-on sneakers, and you’re left with the type of outfit you’ll want to wear from now until April. 

Magliano brushed mohair sweater

John Elliott vintage game mesh drawstring shorts

Clean Up Your Mac

There’s a virus afflicting your mac coat, and it’s got nothing to do with malware; it’s the floppy epaulets, janky buttons, and bulky pockets designers haphazardly slapped onto the style over the years. The crop of rain slickers we’re feeling right now are just that—slick, streamlined, and ready to pull together your white tees, blue jeans, and black boots like Steph pulling up from three. If you’re not inclined to drop a month’s rent on one, don’t: plenty of GQ-favorite brands sell affordable takes on the silhouette, including Uniqlo U, the Christophe Lemaire-designed sub-label behind some of the buzziest menswear on the planet. 

U oversized single breasted coat

Abercrombie lightweight mac coat

Connor McKnight pleated twill trench coat

Stay Neutral 

You know how your buddy Brent is always jetting off to Joshua Tree to immerse himself in the “restorative powers of the desert”? Embracing dusty, sandy, light brown tones has the same effect on your closet—and it works even better if you wear a whole bunch of ‘em all at once. If you’re not sure where to start, take a gander at the latest version of Alex Mill’s smash-hit button-up, a perennial GQ-favorite the brand just dropped in a not-quite-mocha shade of khaki. Would it look rad with a battered denim jacket? Sure. But it’ll look even better poking out from beneath Sacai’s wild-style riff on the pointdexter-y argyle sweater. 

Sacai argyle cotton-bouclé cardigan

Junya Watanabe Man x New Balance 574 sneaker

Wythe shawl collar wool coat

Freaky Textures

Big, bold colors are good. But big, bold colors paired with big, bold textures—like nubby ostrich leather or Issey Miyake’s iconic pleated nylon—are downright transcendent. Whoever said less is more probably never encountered a Lemonhead-yellow western belt or a croc-embossed bag from Luar—and they were definitely worse off for it.  

Judy Turner “Atlas” checkerboard silk blend crochet hoodie

Metalwood ostritch western belt

Homme Plisse Issey Miyake red grass field trousers

Luar embossed small “Ana” bag

Dad Energy

“When in doubt, dress like your old man” is always a smart credo to orient yourself around, but it rings especially true in 2023. Start with a beefy striped rugby from the new J.Crew, and then lean all the way into the vibe with washed-out jeans courtesy of the neo-workwear savants at Knickerbocker. 

J.Crew stripe rugby shirt

Rocky Mountain Featherbed for Drake’s heritage down mountain parka

Buck Mason interloop full-zip sweatshirt

Knickerbocker K101 light wash jean

Sleeveless Wonders

Sweater vests have been cool again for a hot second, but in 2023, designers are cranking ‘em out in wilder, wavier varieties than ever before. Case in point: The Elder Statesman’s groovy tie-dyed riff, which looks like what happens when a Rothko leaps out of its frame and wraps your torso in a bear hug. Don’t have two grand to spend on top-of-the-line cashmere? All good: the fine people at Banana Republic—yes, that Banana Republic—made one out of responsibly-sourced wool, doused it in a cheery shade of Nickelodeon orange, and only want $200 in return. Pull one over a crisp white tee and let your funky knit do all the talking.

The Elder Statesman embroidered tie-dye cashmere sweater ves

Andersson Bell “Elmers” jacquard vest

Banana Republic BR Archives trekking sweater vest

Spencer Badu multicolor striped vest

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