A Handy Guide To This Season's Biggest Colour

Why now is the time to go green

First teased on the catwalks of London and Paris towards the end of last year, with the likes of Burberry and Canali centering much of their SS16 collections around it, green is very much the colour of the moment.

Now finding its way from the front row to the pavement (see Tinie and Zayn), military and verdant hues are taking hold of menswear and we're all for it.

While navy, black and grey are concrete staples for mens fashion, it's easy to overlook the equal versatility that green offers. And with so many variations of the colour to choose from, it's easy to find a shade that works for you.

Here are ten items to put on your radar for the season ahead.

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1 Sandro

Field jackets are another big one for the coming months, with this cotton Sandro offering smart-enough to be worn both to and from the office.

£420, mrporter.com

2 Timex

With its sturdy nylon strap and lightweight resin case, the Timex Camper is a versatile everyday watch with a cool military edge.

£39.99 timex.com

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3 Acne

Is teal a shade of green? We're saying yes, yes it is. These slick elastic-waisted trousers from scandi tastemakers Acne are your new go-to work pair.

£195, acne.com

4 Adidas

Originally a 1979 handball shoe, the Spezial is a retro Adidas model poised for a big comeback this summer.

£65, end.com

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5 Universal Works

Every man needs a bomber in his wardrobe, especially in transition seasons. The beauty of one in a shade of green is that it's versatile enough for both spring and autumn, and everything in between to be honest.

£185, universalworks.co.uk

6 Oliver Spencer

The 'luxury' backpack can be a risky menswear manoeuvre, the wrong style making a man look like a schoolboy with a bit of spare cash. Luckily this Oliver Spencer design keeps it simple with a smart, utilitarian aesthetic.

£395, mrporter.com

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7 Oakley

An 80s classic, the Oakley Frogskin receives an SS16 update in the form of these subtle, olive-hued frames.

£90, oakley.com

8 Gucci

Trade in the black and brown belts this summer for something a bit more bold, like this lavish Gucci option for example.

£225 gucci.com

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9 Paul Smith

A long-sleeved polo is - in our view - an under-appreciated staple for warmer months. You can wear it solo, or under a bomber or light jacket. A solid replacement for the ubiquitous oxford shirt.

£75, paulsmith.co.uk

10 Ebbets

Brooklyn-based hat-makers Ebbets have added breathable ripstop cotton to their classic baseball cap for a lightweight, warm-weather update.

£55, mrporter.com