Best Menswear Fashion Trends for Spring and Summer 2023

Seattle’s not known for following trends—though we are a fashion capital, per Esquire, thanks in part to our influence on comfort-oriented, outdoor-gear-inspired gorpcore. This year’s spring and summer fashion trends are true to our city’s spirit: What’s most important is that the way you dress should make you feel good. You’ll just happen to look good, too.

These products were chosen by our editorial staff from the Shops at Seattle Met, the city’s first online marketplace bringing the best local businesses together in one place

Retro Rules

Don’t you love how tried-and-true retro fashions seem to come back every 20 years or so? We do. Revisit old favorites, and find some new ones, in this collection of graphic tops.


Imagine a world where Seattle had an NHL team in the ’80s and ’90s. It would look a lot like this.

Own your unique rhythm with this laidback, classic T-shirt featuring old-school, cracked-ink, screen-print artwork on the chest and back. The rib-knit crewneck, sleeves, and hem pair with an enzyme wash for broken-in comfort and that retro look and feel. 

Proud to lean a little left? Rep the PNW (and the only beer, sir!) in this graphic tee. Wear-anywhere black in soft, breathable cotton and subtle tie-dye makes a statement, and garners compliments from fellow Washingtonians wherever you go.

Go Dawgs! Show off your alma mater or favorite team in a comfy, charcoal-gray sweatshirt. This retro, fierce-faced Husky won’t “bow down” to any rivals. Nor should you.

Yin and yang represent dualism, in which seemingly conflicting forces are actually complementary in nature. Complement your nature, and balance your wardrobe, in this lightweight printed tee.

Vintage-inspired looks are cool, but there’s something special about the real thing. Channel 1990s Seattle with this relaxed button-up.


Fashion Bootcamp

Relaxed camouflage cargos, fitted field jackets, short-sleeve tees—this year’s styles bring military-inspired style back to the home front.

Break out from the ranks at the boardwalk, the beach, or the backyard barbecue in these cool camo shorts. Standard-issue details like oversize cargo pockets combine with an updated tailored fit for a style worth saluting. 

Find yourself on the front lines of fashion in this versatile field jacket. Crafted in sturdy, army-green cotton canvas with a contrasting caramel-colored, faux-shearling liner and trim, this coat has you covered on chilly spring nights.

Sometimes you just want to look like Tom Cruise in Top Gun.

Olive is anything but drab in Proto101’s bestselling slim-fit tank, an eminently layerable summer staple made from a blend of cotton, tencel, and a bit of stretchy spandex.


Make It Workwear

We’re not talking three-piece suits: Rugged workwear takes center stage this spring, while relaxed silhouettes and practical pockets become workaday favorites.

Embrace classic workwear—regardless of what your nine-to-five entails—with Rhythm’s soft and subtly detailed layering jacket.

Tanner Goods embraces classic tenets of durability and practicality in a pocket-packed wallet that feels at once like an heirloom item and an everyday favorite.

Throw this pocket-heavy, vintage 1960s hunting vest over a casual tee or button-up for an instant dose of rugged fashion. 

The Studio Pant is Freeman’s answer for any occasion. Durable fabric in a classic straight-leg cut references hardy work pants but looks more put-together than jeans. Throw these on for date-night dinners, drinks with friends, or weekend errands. 

We wouldn’t want to get these super-high-quality leather boots dirty—but their rubber sole and teak brown color offer a dressier (but not too dressy) take on elements you might find on a jobsite. 


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