The Spring 2023 Fashion Trends GQ Staffers Are Shopping Right Now

Gerard Ortiz

The trend cycle moves at a breakneck clip, and keeping up can be a royal headache. So if you were feeling a little stressed following the fashion circus as it migrated across Europe, we’ve got the cure for your whiplash. Below, you’ll find a not-quite-comprehensive list of all the weirdest, wildest menswear moves we’re itching to make this spring—along with a handful of brands doing them best—hand-picked by the GQ Recommends squad. Are these the only things we’re going to wear for the next six months straight? Probably not. But they’re definitely the only things we want to wear right this very minute, and if you’re looking for a quick rundown on how to dress like a GQ staffer this season there’s no better place to start.

Low Profile, High-Vis Sneakers

The best way to combat your gnawing sense of Samba fatigue? Swap them out for a retro-indebted runner drenched in eye-searing hues and finished off with a svelte gum sole. 

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico ’66 sneakers

New Balance x Donald Glover RC30 sneakers

Adidas handball spezial sneakers

Raw Jeans

The raw denim resurgence isn’t coming—it’s here. This time around, though, the silhouettes are freakier, the hems are longer, and the emphasis should be on the jeans themselves; no one else needs to know about their Japanese provenance. 

Wrangler cowboy cut jeans

Buck Mason full saddle Japanese selvedge jeans

Carson Wach 33 raw indigo jeans

Buggin’ Shades

Looking to inject your warm-weather fits with a jolt of pop star energy? Make like Bieber and cop a pair of glorious, Y2K-doused frames. 

Oakley OO9438 Eyejacket Redux sunglasses

Sunnei Prototip 5 sunglasses

A Better Feeling Skye sunglasses

Kiko Kostadinov Rune sunglasses

’90s-Era Leather Jackets

Meet this year’s leather jacket: boxy, cropped just-so, and yanked straight off the back of a megawatt celebrity leaving LAX during the heyday of airport style. 

Saint Laurent drummed lambskin jacket

Our Legacy reversible leather and cotton-twill jacket

Fear of God eternal leather jacket

Ringer Tees

You could spend a fortune at the gym to make sure your biceps look appropriately juicy…or you could just buy one of these—the effect will be the same.  

Todd Snyder x Champion ringer tee

Tanner Fletcher “Daddy” tee

Kicky Boots

Our favorite swerve to come out of menswear’s ongoing western kick is the well-heeled boots favored by ranch hands in the outback—and disco-bound groovers just looking for the perfect shoes to anchor their flared jeans. 

Our Legacy “Cyphre” Chelsea boots

Celine Homme moon embroidered suede boots

R.M. Williams “Yearling” boots

Toga Virilis Cuban-heel boots

Fashion Jerseys

It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you laced up some cleats (or flipped through the Sports section): Everybody’s rooting for the fashion jersey, and nothing will look better accented by a simple gold chain.

Wales Bonner sonic jersey

Heaven by Marc Jacobs football jersey

Strappy Leather Sandals

Your sandals deserve a swanky upgrade. Start with Birkenstock’s sleeper-hit Kyoto style, and then level up to a pair of dainty T-bar loafers from the hard-bottom enthusiasts at Hereu. 

Church’s fisherman sandals

Birkenstock “Kyoto” sandals

Crisp Trousers

Man cannot live on raw denim alone! When your indigo-stained thighs need a break from the selvedge, treat ’em to a pair of sleek black dress pants—the crisper the crease the better. 

Lemaire pleated wool-gabardine trousers

Winne New York pleated trousers

Geometric Neckwear

In 2023, knotting up a tie is righteous flex all on its own. Why not use the opportunity to elevate your rumpled button-ups to an explosion of color and pattern worthy of the Biennial? 

Comme des Garçons Homme Deux graphic tie

Paul Smith glow spot silk tie

Engineered Garments printed tie

Rowing Blazers zig zag tie

Sick Skirts

After years of flirting with the style, Robert Pattinson and Jordan Clarkson are picking up where elite fashion plates like Rodman and Cobain left off. Throw Goodfight’s goth-kid mesh skirt over your jeans, wear Thom Browne’s crisp pleated skirt with a shrunken OCBD; the trick to pulling one off starts with slipping one on—and then forgetting about it entirely. 

Black Comme des Garçons raw edge skirt

Thom Browne 4-bar pleated skirt

Goodfight mesh “Wanda” skirt

Simone Rocha tutu midi skirt

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