19 Ways to Wear the Wildest Patterns and Biggest Prints of the Summer

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Today’s hype-fueled fashion landscape yields a mountain of fresh menswear every month. Which is why every issue of GQ now includes The Drops, a guide to the best of the best new gear as it hits stores. This summer it’s time to get freaky with your patterns and prints. It’s all about bright colors and bold designs, from your swim trunks to your summer suit.

Gallery-Worthy Shorts

Two years after flooding America’s beaches with Verner Panton-emblazoned shorts, Dries Van Noten has incorporated experimental filmmaker Len Lye’s celluloid prints into another round of Bermudas ($340).

Safari Jacket

This season, Ralph Lauren—who is sartorially at home on the ranch, at sea, or at the opera—went on safari with a line of Purple Label linen jackets (and matching accessories) in a wild, exclusive zebra print (jacket, $2,995, and shirt, $495).

Boxy Blouson

Those who think “beautiful business suits” when they think Ermenegildo Zegna haven’t checked in lately on Alessandro Sartori, who has introduced an exquisite sense of casual elegance into the brand with pieces like this cropped tie-dyed blouson ($1,495).