You’ve hoped, you’ve prayed, and the day has finally arrived—the inauguration of the very first New York Fashion Week: Men’s has arrived. Today marks the first time the city is celebrating a fashion week singularly devoted to menswear, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. A total of 56 American menswear designers will show their Spring/Summer ’16 collections this week, including some of our favorites: Ralph Lauren, Michael Bastian, Public School, Thom Browne, John Varvatos, and Rag & Bone, just to name a few.
Whether you’ll be attending shows or you’re just hoping to amp up your looks to street-style-bait status, we’ve rounded up the essential pieces sure to make you stand out in the crowd. Scroll through our selections, and then head over to Barneys to get a look as exciting as the week itself.