Ever since the first official Men’s Fashion Week event took place in London in 2012, men’s runways have really come into their own. But let’s face it, not every trend is wearable or easy to style. Unless you’re 6ft 4” with a body like Daniel Craig and a jawline like Brad Pitt, a lot of the designer stories are not so accessible. But some narratives are more than just fleeting and these trends below actually have some staying power. Here are some of the most wearable men’s trends of the moment.
Denim is looking more distressed than ever. As seen on the catwalks of Calvin Klein, Philipp Plein, Baartmans & Sigel, Valentino and Topman, ripping jeans to shreds is simply etiquette these days. So that’s top news for men who get through jeans faster than they get through socks! If you live in your denims, you won’t have to worry about wearing them out. Because ripping, patching and bleaching is all the rage.
These little scarves made a minor appearance on men’s runways in 2015 and they did a fine job of sticking around in 2016. Since then, it seems the world of men’s accessories really hasn’t looked back. And before you turn your nose up, no, neckerchiefs are not naf. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. If you know how to style them, that is! It’s all in the art of the knot and what you pair it with. It helps to have a good shirt or sweater to pair it with…..plus a bit of swag.
There’s something so very retro about shearling. And this year, we’re seeing shearling with everything. So whether you’re heading out in jeans and a jumper or a two piece work suit, throw a shearling jacket over your shoulder for timeless winter style. It will certainly keep you warm when it’s nippy outside.
There’s loungewear and then there’s athleisurewear. Our old friend ‘sports luxe’ has been given a bit of a rebrand and according to runway reports, your gym kit is kind of cool. We’re particularly inspired by the muted tones from Bottega Veneta, the geometric shapes of Krizia Robustella, and the baggy bottoms of Emporio Armani.
Turn Up Jeans
If you’re hip, then turn up your jeans. If you’re a hipster, then turn up your jeans. If you’re neither of those things but like to follow the modes of fashion (and you read GQ), then turn up your jeans. The bottom line is, cuffed jeans are in. Skinny jeans died a sad death and it’s all about the turn-ups from here on out. And because they’re extremely flattering for all shapes, they’ll suit everyone. Versatile, adjustable and ultra-elongating for short-legged blokes. Just make sure you’ve got some decent kicks though because they’ll be on full show.
Forget man bags and satchels. This year, we’re taking it back to basics with the backpack. An old school accessory reworked with a modern twist. And some of the biggest backpack trends include luxe backpacks that are smart enough to take to the boardroom. Think Louis Vuitton, Wooyoungmi or high end luxury brand Hermes for inspiration. But don’t worry if you can’t afford an LV. There are plenty of high street versions available.