Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen has been on our radar for a couple of seasons, but it seems like with each passing year their look gets ever more refined, until this moment, spring 2011, when they've distilled a relaxed California quality to its purest form. Trends like wide stripes and Ikat prints and rolled khakis are made subtle for dudes who'd rather have their outfits whisper than scream. The clothes are fitted but easy, nothing too taut on the body and fabrics are never precious. We've seen spring collections weirder and wilder than Shades of Grey, but we never want to be confined or overwhelmed by our clothes. These, then, are the clothes we want to buy and wear for rolling around in the grass come May.
(Model Chris Shannon)