By Alex Wynne
The Nineties skateboard culture A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou referenced in relation to the label’s spring collection for men was less than obvious, but what the collection did offer was a charming proposition of relaxed shapes and washed-out colors that verged on dusty pastels, giving them masculine appeal.
Less preppy than the label’s recent collections, the collection focused heavily on baggy overalls in a range of washed-out denim or railway-striped canvases. These were paired with loose ribbed sweaters printed tone on tone so they looked to be bleached by the sun and wide shirt-style jackets with a workwear feel. There were still elements of the almost gauche rigidity that has become part of the brand’s geek-chic signature, nevertheless, as in a pair of midlength waterproof fabric shorts or a Prince of Wales check Oxford coat.