5 tops. 5 brands. 5 need-to-know trends.

How to get yourself way ahead in the style stakes? Simply pull on one of these five hype-worthy men's tops, each underlining the stand-out trends every guy needs to know this coming season. Ahead of the curve? You bet.

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OFF-WHITE does Americana cool

From Gucci’s collaboration with the New York Yankees to cowboy style influences at Calvin Klein (yeeha!), influences from the US of A are everywhere right now. And what better emblem of true American values than Miss Liberty herself? OFF-WHITE’s new print is set to go down as one of the brand’s cult collector’s pieces. Get yours now before they’re gone…

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Givenchy reaches top speed

From the motocross circuit to the race track, high horsepower sports are set to make their mark on our wardrobes this season. And while we continue to dream of pulling handbrake turns à la Baby Driver, Givenchy’s motocross-style T-shirt is probably a safer way to go…

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Trapstar scores a try

Speaking of sports, retro rugby and football shirts are everywhere this summer (perhaps it’s something to do with a certain football tournament going on right now?) The perfect pairing for distressed denim, this beauty by Trapstar has the sartorial strength of an All Blacks prop forward… Now, how do you perform the Haka dance again?

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A-Cold-Wall* reworks British streetwear

Samuel Ross (the creative genius behind A-Cold-Wall*, former designer for Yeezy and buddy of OFF-WHITE’s Virgil Abloh, no less) is putting British streetwear firmly on the map. But what makes this label stand out? From prints inspired by Anthony Caro’s sculptures to immersive brand installations exploring the social politics of Britain (including a recreation of a British schoolroom – a class we’d definitely never bunk off) this is a brand that’s making streetwear more cerebral, considered and covetable than ever before.

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John Elliott makes basics big news

How does a designer that specialises in minimal basics become one of the most talked-about names in menswear? By paying careful attention to every detail – from the perfect washes on the jeans to the super-soft recycled cotton used to make the T-shirts, every item is made in LA under Elliott’s exacting eye. Is it such a surprise, then, that he sent Nike a letter on how to improve its designs when he was just eight years old? Bless.

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