Wednesday 12th July

| BY Finn Blythe

BOSS: Menswear SS18

This collection was called “Summer of Ease.” Prophecy? We hope so. BOSS’s latest offering, shown in New York yesterday, was all about airy sartorialism and luxy workwear – a far cry from the immaculately fitted and refined tailoring that BOSS has long been known for. Which is not to say that it was totally absent from this collection – far from it – the tailoring here was both prominent and very good, just here it was stripped back, the silhouette loosened. Perfect for a sweaty NY summer.

The shirting that sat underneath was similarly relaxed, with either an open collar or a lace-up front – the metal rivets of which hinted at a nautical functionality that themed the rest of the collection. At it’s most obvious: PVC outerwear, in the form of knee length macs or cropped at the waist, was paired with bucket hats in looks that could almost be taken for sea hardy mariners, were it not for the smart tailored trousers that poked out from underneath, or the fact that most of the boys looked as though they’d be blown out to sea by a gentle gust of wind.