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.

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