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It’s a common misconception that fashion is exclusively a female or gay men thing. Even more appalling is the misconception that men can just wear the same set of shirts and slacks all year round and look fine. We all have that man friend—it might even be your beloved SO—who would look much better with just a bit more thought put into that wardrobe. That’s where you come in with help. Be it a tactful gift voucher or a whole new repertoire of outfits, maybe your male buddy just needs a little nudge in the right direction. Here are five of the best and very different spring-summer menswear releases that are sure to get his style back on track.

Blackbarrett

Simple and sporty

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Blackberrett's spring-summer collection comes in two lines: active and city. The active line is sporty and versatile, combining refined symmetry and elegant forms with a hip-hop basketballer twist. The city line gives you formal without being overly uptight—perfect for the guy who likes to keep his chill even under dresscode. Also keep an eye out for the 3D mesh dog print in commemoration of the year of the dog—a nice, meaningful touch. blackbarrett.com

Vivienne Westwood

Fun, daring and smart

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Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania collection for this season makes a statement with splashes of mustard yellow and heavy use of jersey for a fun, sporty look. More than appearances, the collection is also in line with Vivienne Westwood’s journey to a world of sustainable fashion with all items made from organic jersey and hemp. That's pesticide-free textile production that uses less water, for a more durable and lasting material than cotton, in case you're wondering. So an ideal choice for a guy who's not afraid of color and mixing-and-matching, Anglomania gets bonus points for being kind to Mother Nature. viviennewestwood.com

Calvin Klein

Neat and interesting

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Calvin Klein’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection is a clean and upgraded take on menswear. A blend of fashion classics, like blazers and sports jackets, and new sparks such as some of the collections poppin' palettes, the set scores on both practicality and allure—perfect for men who need a wardrobe refreshner but still want to keep it clean and classic. calvinklein.com

John Varvatos

Down-to-earth and rugged

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Classic American work-wear meets rock-n-roll cool in a dynamic blend of distressed leather and denim. John Varvatos' current collection is the best for guys who give off that tough but casual vibe. Vintage-inspired and a little rough around the edges, the collection is nevertheless luxurious in its impeccable tailoring and expert craftmanship from deep washing and dyeing techniques to the hand-scrapping details for a stylish scruff. johnvarvatos.com

Kenzo

Artsy and boldly edgy

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Kenzo SS18 is a celebration of modernity,  minimalism and individualism. Boasting retro computer graphics designs and sporty silhouettes like 50s-esque oversized baseball trousers, jumpers and light bomber jackets, the collection is a delightful taste of modern Japanese menswear aesthetic—very hot in the fashion world right now. Extra exciting is the fact that the prints come from the renowned Ryuichi Sakamoto, which makes the collection a total conversation piece. kenzo.com

(Related:  6 Spring-Summer Collections To Get You Hyped About The Season)

Tags: Vivienne Westwood, Gentlemen's Tatler, Spring/Summer, Calvin Klein, SS18, Blackbarrett, John Varvatos, Men, Kenzo, Men, Menswear