Ah, spring, a time of fragrant vegetation, girls finally wearing skirts and the editor or your favorite fashion magazine and/or website selling you the same recycled stories and trends you read about last year. What about the spring makes it so hard to think of originally, seasonally appropriate ideas rather than “re-imagined” classics? Venture with me on an exclusive journey inside the war rooms of the world's top lamestream menswear publications to find out how the corniest spring trend articles you’re guaranteed to see in the next month were conceived.

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Angelo Spagnolo is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.