Every year—every season, really—has its own set of menswear trends. From skinny jeans to pocket squares to drapey, unstructured coats: even within the relatively staid confines of menswear, plenty of styles come and go. But right now, one trend that really stands out isn't so much a style as it is a sartorial philosophy. Basically, it's the idea that menswear doesn't need to evolve; it needs a full-scale revolution.
For most of the last hundred years or so, men have lived within a fairly narrow framework of dress. Whether it's fit, color, fabric, or cut, the variety involved with men's clothing pales in comparison to that of womenswear. But a growing number of men are starting to change all of that.
Guys like Pharrell Williams, Jaden Smith, and Jared Leto are not only challenging the status quo, they're pushing the boundaries of what we've long considered to be "proper" men's attire. Whether it's blurring gender lines, embracing maximalism, or simply reimagining shapes and color palettes, these guys are radically redefining modern men's fashion. And whether you like each one's personal style or not, this is a good thing. Not only does it open up a wealth of new styling options, it also challenges many of our antiquated notions about masculinity. And to celebrate that fact, here are the 10 guys who are doing the most to expand the limits of menswear in 2017.
From: Esquire US