While the Euro might not be in the best of health, it's clear that trans-Atlantic menswear has never felt better. After checking out the recent spring '13 runways in Milan, it's hard to deny that the mood was anything but gloomy — vibrant hues, playful patterns, and giant, manly weekenders suggested dapper dudes across the continent are primed and ready for a happy-go-lucky getaway.
To help you get in on the summer lovin', we scanned the collections to bring you five trends that proved to be Milanese musts. From handsome short-shorts (we're not rolling our eyes and neither should you!) to styling, slightly kooky stripes to crisp cropped pants, our che figo compendium will let you casually reference Ferragamo when you see that turquoise blazer at Zara in like, three weeks. While we may be almost mid warm-weather season, guys, it's never too late to take a cue from the men's fashion capital and add a sunny dose of Milanese inspiration to your July 4 outfits (remember, these are runway looks, so you'll want to tone it down a little....okay, a lot). Sure, red, white, and blue is on the menu, but we're giving you permission to serve up some green, mustard yellow, and bright turquoise, too. Now have it!