Olive with a Twist

Among the many menswear trends this spring, there’s a constant: olive-green hues. Pants, jackets, shirts, bags, and even denim got the green treatment, along with slight nods to the ’80s and ’90s. Designers proved everything old and unhip can be new and fashionable again by making paint splatters, camo, backpacks and slightly fuller, slouchier cuts feel modern. So choose any one of these styles emerging in our local menswear stores and consider pairing the outdoorsy olive tones with lighter shades of khaki and flecks of blue, orange or yellow as an accent. It’s easier than ever to be green this season.

Slouchy Pant (shown above)

Scotch & Soda Mott chinos, $145, Ulah in Woodside Village

Slouchier, looser trousers are the shape of the season. Rolling the hem of slimmer styles gives them a more relaxed look.

ALSO SHOWN: Orlebar Brown Sammy II T-shirt in Cloud Wash, $95, Zanerobe

Greaser denim jacket in beige, $79, Raen Remmy sunglasses in champagne, $170, Clae Bradley white leather sneakers, $130, all from Ulah.


Camo Shorts

Polo Ralph Lauren relaxed-fit patchwork shorts, $125, Halls Kansas City in Crown Center

The military print comes in many forms this spring, including grunge, abstract and patchwork.



Military Jacket

Scotch & Soda jacket, $245, Ulah in Woodside Village

For a warm-weather alternative to denim truckers and hoodies, try this lightweight parka.


Paint Splatter Button-down

Baldwin “The Jackson” shirt in olive with paint, $198, Baldwin on the Country Club Plaza

After several seasons of fashion minimalism, a little embellishment on this paint-splattered shirt goes a long way.




Baldwin Henley jeans in verdant, $225, Baldwin on the Country Club Plaza or Town Center Crossing

A tinge of green in these Baldwin jeans is a refreshing addition to the dark grays and indigos you already have.



Duffle Bag

Herschel Supply Co’s Sutton duffle bag, $85, Halls Kansas City in Crown Center

Functional throwbacks like the larger backpacks, shoulder bags, and duffles designers sent down the runways are easy to embrace and equally suited for city streets or camping in the woods.



Ledbury’s Olive Easterley half-zip sweater, $135, Hudson & Jane in the Crestwood Shops

A classic silhouette in the color du jour, this sweater layers perfectly over button-ups and tees or under vests.