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While the menswear War of the Worlds rages between Milan, Savile Row and wherever Americana comes from, Paris has been building up a hip and underrated minimalism. Think of it as the menswear middle ground.

The latest Kitsune collection is the perfect example: full of well-cut camp shirts and staggered Breton stripes. Throw in summery whites and Italian linen blends, and you’re ready for the beach.

It’s along the lines of Band of Outsiders or APC: slimmer versions of staples you’ve been eyeing for a while. The look isn’t quite as aggressive as leaving the house in a double-breasted blazer, but sometimes that’s just what’s needed.

And if you leave the house looking like this gentleman tomorrow morning, we’d call that a win.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom