SS13 Trend Alert: Military Pieces and Sports-Luxe Items Turn Up Big for Spring

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Last year, men the world over rejoiced as we all witnessed the re-emergence of several time-tested style favorites. Picking up some steam last spring and carrying its momentum over to the fall/winter season, military-inspired pieces like cargo jackets and trench coats inundated the runway shows of New York, London, and Paris and hit our favorite retail shops.

Adding to the masculine bravado was an updated modern twist to the sports-luxe trend. We saw this in items such as hoodies, varsity jackets, and baseball caps, which all have been used to toughen up soft casual ensembles.

If famed Italian design house Valentino’s SS13 men’s collection is any indication, which I firmly believe it to be, we are poised to see the continued dominance of these noted trends. Highly regarded for its high-fashion couture take on ready-to-wear garments, Valentino chose to incorporate both military and sports-luxe items, allowing them to manifest a macho, edgy appeal to its spring/summer line. For a large part of the show, model after model paraded down the runway in a clean white button-down dress shirt and a pair of light brown fitted trousers, which were than teamed with a field, cargo, or bomber jacket and a pair of white sneakers. For that added military effect, many of the models even carried camo-printed case bags.

Take a look for yourself:

Valentino proved to be masterful at integrating simple pieces to help change the landscape of mundane smart casual ensembles by adding a touch of masculinity without straying too far from its core.

Are you ready to add some sports-luxe military inspired piece to your wardrobe? Here are some of our favorites from RevolveClothing:

DIESEL Jagarto JacketDIESEL Jagarto Jacket, $348

TOVAR Bailey JacketTOVAR Bailey Jacket, $154

3.1 Phillip Lim3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Front Zip Harrington Jacket, $895

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