Following fads is not something we would suggest. In fact, we take satisfaction in acting in the very opposite way. But it is worthwhile to pay attention to what’s happening in the frequently perplexing world of fashion if you want to add a little freshness to your wardrobe or spice up your go-to pieces. This isn’t a list of transient, fleeting trends. Instead, we’ve chosen to concentrate on the contemporary works that will undoubtedly become classics in the future. These are the things that are now in style that we would personally wear; they are simple to work into your current wardrobe and will look great for years to come. These are the most wearable men’s fashion trends to watch, ranging from the revival of military fashion to the continuous loosening of shapes.
Leather will be in style season after season due to its attractiveness, toughness, and classic appeal. And one of the wisest fashion investments you’re ever likely to make is a cropped leather jacket. Although it won’t be inexpensive, it will be durable.
When it comes to fashion, a traditional motorcycle jacket or Cafe Racer silhouette is a versatile and manly choice that can be worn all year long. This season, brands like The Jacket Maker and Belstaff have some great options in this category. Try a sheepskin-lined aviator like those sold by Schott or Saint Laurent if you need a little extra weight. They were originally made to keep fighter pilots from freezing to death at 20,000 feet, but they’ll keep you just as warm when you’re back on solid ground.
With the emergence of athleisure a few years ago, sweatpants made the transition from the gym to the casual wardrobe. Yet, if the fall/winter fashion shows are to be believed, they have advanced once further and are now an essential component of daily attire.
Let’s face it: if the last few years have taught us anything, it is that the elasticized waistline is among the world’s best inventions. Understanding this, designers like Dior wore sweatpants on practically all of their models, combining them with overcoats, tailoring, and more casual clothing like bomber jackets.
3. Floral Prints
One of the major trends of the past five years has been a return to the 1970s, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. It takes the form of floral designs a la grandma’s curtains for the fall/winter season, which is actually a lot more wearable than it sounds. Bold flower prints have been splashed on shorts, shirts, and tailored clothing by everyone from Paul Smith to Kenzo.
As always, make sure the remainder of your appearance is beautiful and understated and limit yourself to one statement piece every outfit.
4. Large Checks
Checks are always in style in some capacity. But this year, the windowpane, buffalo, and Black Watch tartan are the ones to keep an eye on during the winter months. One of the easiest ways to incorporate these patterns into your everyday wardrobe is through the use of an overshirt or flannel shirt.
5. All-Over Denim
One of the greatest materials of all time is denim. It probably makes up a large portion of your current clothing, whether in the form of jeans, shirts, or jackets. It is sturdy and has tons of texture. Yet, we wouldn’t often advise donning a denim-only outfit from head to toe. Until we saw the fall and winter productions, that is.
Workwear elements were paired in dark indigo by a variety of labels, including Kenzo, which is currently run by Nigo, the founder of A Bathing Ape, in an effortless manner. If you’re going to try it, choose a loose silhouette and don’t be afraid to show some skin.
This year, we might prefer the parka above other coats. Parkas are big, bold, and can be draped over just about anything, whether they are in a fishtail style with mod influences or something more appropriate for an arctic excursion. They can dress up casual clothing or dress down tailoring, which contrasts with a blazer’s sleek lines.
Try layering a black technical parka over sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and your preferred sneakers for a streetwear-inspired appearance.
7. Wide Legs
Thin legwear is no longer in style, and even slim fits have been less popular in recent years. In their place, relaxed-fit pants from the 1980s and 1990s, and before them, the 1950s, are making a comeback.
For the better part of a decade, many of us have stuffed ourselves into tight jeans, and old habits are difficult to break. You could be shocked by how much you prefer a looser leg, though, if you embrace it. not just in terms of comfort, but also in terms of style.
8. Tonal Tailoring
This season, many of fashion week’s best designers tried to redefine the suit once more. Although relaxed casual clothing has displaced tailoring as the preferred style, tailoring is making a comeback in fresh and intriguing ways.
Tonality is one of the simplest ways to approach it. Models wore off-white wool suits with matching shirts and ties at the late Virgil Abloh’s farewell Louis Vuitton show. Yet in other places, we’ve seen navy blue suits worn with comparable knitwear and dark grey suits worn with coordinating T-shirts.
9. Commando Soles
Men’s footwear styles have recently been dominated by thick, tough soles, and the fall/winter presentations were no exception. The shoes they are welted onto are transformed by the chunky commando soles. Chelsea boots transform into fully outfitted winter stompers, while penny loafers become understated fashion statements.
Not to mention that the extra bulk expands your options for clothing, letting you experiment with looser fits and thick layers.
10. Technical Jackets
One of the major trends of the past few seasons and one that will last well into the new year is the rise of technical outerwear in the fashion industry. Cropped, zip-up styles are in vogue this season; they’re simple to throw on for a quick trip to the store or to use as a middle layer under your winter coat for extra weight and weather protection.
Look out for smaller businesses like Crescent Down Works and Adsum, as well as fully-fledged outdoor brands like Arc’teryx, in addition to well-known names in the world of outerwear like Canada Goose, Woolrich, and The North Face.