For the past two weeks New York City has been focused on menswear. Men’s Fashion Week ran last week and after a mere two-day break, the summer 2017 editions of the menswear trade shows were held and concluded when MAN ended its three-day run yesterday afternoon. This is our rundown of all the major events that occurred in Manhattan during Men’s Market.

 

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The MAN show returned to Spring Studios in downtown Manhattan for a three-day run from Tuesday to Thursday. Again beautifully curated, the event featured about 80 exhibitors on two floors with a decidedly international mix–many of the brands were from Japan or Europe. Stressing better men’s contemporary and niche labels, the show probably had the most enviable and good looking assortment of merchandise of any of the men’s fairs this season.

There was a significant amount of denim on display with the best pieces coming from Japan such as Momotaro Jeans, Japan Blue Jean, Soulive, Sage de Cret, Orslow and Shuttle Notes, which generally stuck to traditional looking pieces based on workwear and/or artisanal indigo.

Otherwise, things were generally kept clean and minimal in soft colors.

Here’s a look at some of the treasures that we found there:

Best indigo jackets: Soulive

The traditional kimono-like haori jackets by Soulive were decorated with stars and other patterns.

Soulive at MAN New York
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Soulive at MAN New York

 

Freshest kicks: They

This new brand from New York showed uber clean colorblocked sneakers in pale tones or stark black and white. And its one model brought to mind the natural markings of a killer whale.

They at MAN New York
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They at MAN New York

 

Freshest eco-friendly kicks: House of Future

This young brand from LA offers great styles that are all animal-free and made exclusively from sustainable materials.

House of Future at MAN New York
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House of Future at MAN New York

 

Artiest outwear: The Very Warm

This new jacket brand works with cool artists who design the linings of its coats–many of which are reversible.

The Very Warm at MAN New York
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The Very Warm at MAN New York

 

Best crew neck sweatshirts: Shuttle Notes

The Japanese brand went extra clean and minimal this season and is heavy-gauge solid color sweatshirts in gray, pink, baby blue or indigo are perfect interpretations of a classic sportswear item.

Shuttle Notes at MAN New York
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Shuttle Notes at MAN New York

 

Best “geek chic” brand: The Nerdys

The name says it all. This Tokyo-based brand charmingly uses pseudo preppy Poindexters as its muse to make a terrific assortment of tops, bottoms and accessories. 

The Nerdys at MAN New York
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The Nerdys at MAN New York


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