© getty images for y-3 with the olympics in london coming up next year, y-3's designer yohji yamamoto injects a dose of brit style with an olympic edge in its s/s 2012 men's collection. it offers diverse and playful takes on the check pattern and yet it's balanced by utilitarian workwear pieces, and many were made from new innovative fabrics, like a lightweight, breathable 'paper' nylon and a bonded three-layer waterproof jersey. shown here are six looks that we particularly like. y-3's s/s 2012 men's collection is available at the brand's flagships and at select stores across the planet, including bloomingdales [san francisco], barneys [new york], tsum [moscow], boutique 1 [dubai] and eliminator [tokyo].
© getty images for y-3