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Runway Alert: Fall ’19 Windbreakers

Men’s fashion is suiting up in nylon for Fall/Winter 19-20.

The nostalgic items are the latest piece of the “Dad uniform” puzzle to impact designers’ collections. The technical fabric is back in its full ’80s and ’90s glory, as multi-colored windbreakers and track suits.

Les Hommes designers Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch layered suede Trucker jackets and suiting over fluorescent nylon pop-overs for their collection based on an “imaginary trip form the Himalayan peaks” with a “mid-nineties techno rave” twist.

Traveling inspired some of the utilitarian elements of Qasimi’s windbreakers. The London-based label paired multi-pocket nylon jackets and bum bags with matching nylon shorts.

Designer Christopher Raeburn (and new Timberland creative director) fittingly pulled colors from the outdoor space for his line of nylon sets, mixing green, gray and orange. The fabric was carried into overalls, high-shine parachute pants and military-inspired jackets.

Spyder opted for the old-school look as well with the brand’s logo prominently placed on windbreakers. Charles Jeffery Loverboy played with bold primary colors for its half zip windbreaker. Bed J.W. Ford presented nylon cargo pants in bright pink with a slick, wet finish.

Liam Hodges color blocked shades of blue in his matching slouchy nylon jackets and joggers. Cottweiler took a similar approach to color, but with slimmer cuts. Orange and blue panels added dimension to Y-3’s nylon jumpsuits.