This season, mens designer fashion is full of exciting trends to suit all tastes from casual to flamboyant and everything in between. For those who prefer a more understated look, there are plenty of chunky cable knitwear items to choose from including jumpers and cardigans in soft shades of grays, beige and browns as well as tight fitting long sleeved woolen sweaters in darker shades like black, navy and olive. Fair Isle and Aran knitwear patterns are also making a comeback and anything with shearling trim or detail such as a faux sheepskin gillet will also be a key trend.
For the younger and more style conscious, it has to be the military look, whether you go the full hog with combat trousers, three-quarter length coat or short jacket with full military-style lapels and brass buttons or keep warm and fashionable in an ultra-trendy aviator jacket. You can also mix in a bit of this trend with the more casual everyday mens designer fashion. Again, the key colours for this look are mainly earthy shades like olive, khaki, beige mixed with various shade of chocolate and rich browns. Confused? There is a great site I found to help with simple and easy to follow tips and information.
Suits for men have moved away from the so-called skinny boy suit of recent years to a sleeker, smarter style that is more versatile for all ages. The new cut is, one that accents a sense of the masculine through three key silhouette elements – broad shoulders, a slim waist and slim trousers. Double breasted sports jackets and coats are also big news and are ideal to team up with jeans for a more dressed down look. There are a mixture of fabrics to choose from including tweeds and herringbone, pinstripes and satin to wool and even velvet. This was actually very big on the catwalks with many of the top designers including it in their collections for mens designer fashion this season. While head to toe velvet complete with frilly shirt and even the biggest thing since the man-bag – a man brooch – will not necessarily be for anyone, the very brave and daring dandies out there will be sure to embrace it. However, for those who prefer a less flamboyant approach to this trend, why not team a velvet waistcoat or jacket with a plain pair of trousers or even jeans. Alternatively opt for just the velvet trousers with a shirt and sports jacket. If all that is still too much, add just a touch of velvet perhaps on the lapels of your suit jacket or a trim of it on your shirt or coat for a more subtle effect.