Are birds the new black? From t-shirts to backpacks to boxers, avian adorned designs are some of the hottest pieces for Spring/Summer 2013. Ami’s Alexandre Mattiussi leads the way with his “birds of France” print. The Parisian label’s whimsical all over print, covered with wagtails, waxwings and kingfishers, has a relaxed elegance that makes it surprisingly easy to wear.

Bold prints in general are having a menswear moment. Going back a few season to Riccardo Tisci’s growling rottweilers for Givenchy to Kenzo’s current collection of vibrant leopard prints, animal motifs in particular have been a surprising hit with men.

Above From Left:
Ami Bird Print T-Shirt $217.80 From Roden Gray; Ami Kingfisher Print T-Shirt $247.50 Form Roden Gray



Birds_Herschel_HaberdasherNYC Herschel Supply The Woodlands Backpack & Novel Duffel In Brid Print $120.00 From Boylston Trading Co.



Birds_YMC_HaberdasherNYC Above: YMC Bird Print Cotton Shirt $157.94 From ASOS



Birds_Play_Cloths_HaberdasherNYC Above: Play Cloths Raptor Pants In Burnt Olive Cotton $116.00 From Karmaloop



Birds_Topman_Sweatshirt Above: Cotton Blend Sweatshirt With Embroidered Swallos $55.00 $40.00 From Topman



Birds_Burtonwode_HaberdasherNYC Above: Burtonwode Slim Fit Birds In The Bush Cotton Boxer £26 ($40) From



Birds_GAP Above: NYC Bird Print Cotton Boxers $12.50 From GAP



Portlandia – Put A Bird On It



Birds_AMI_2_HaberdasherNYC Above Clockwise From Top Left: Ami Alexandre Mattiussi Bird Print Shirt $310.00 From Mr Porter; T-Shirt $153.00 From Matches; Bermuda Shorts In Brown $201.00 From Matches & Blue $300.00 From Barneys; Sweatshirt $217.00 From Matches