Be Bang On This Winter
Men’s style has seen a few changes at this year’s winter fashion shows, but they are all ones that will not be out if the reach of most men’s pockets. There have been more similarities between designers than you would normally expect, although as always, there have been some unique things as well.
Brown Is No Longer Drab
Brown is no longer seen as a drab colour and this year it featured in several of the men’s shows. Sometimes it was taupe or chocolate, but still brown none the less. It appeared in coats, jumpers, trousers, suits and bags. The clothes were often plain, but then trimmed or teamed with something patterned.
The jumpers on show were varied greatly from brightly coloured ones to more subtle greys. There were spotted ones, striped ones and many different materials used although as usual cashmere was the favourite. Lou Dalton even showed some bobbled jumpers, which were a bit reminiscent of the ones we had has children. This year it seemed that the texture of jumpers was just as important as the style and colours.
Mens shirts were in different materials and most of them were patterned. Bold stripes were popular and leaving the cuffs hanging loose below a jacket or coat sleeve was also another trend that was often seen.
This year’s jackets were squidgy in style and that was how they were in most of this year’s shows. Quilting dominated, some with patterns and some plain, and they were worn with a huge variety of other clothes. Shirts and jumpers were the favourites underneath them, with corduroy trousers proving popular as well.
Once reserved for Savile Row suits, Pin Stripes was evident from a few of the designers. They were not as you would think of them though. They were used in a more relaxed way, almost like a cross between formal and casual.
The trends in coats were more varied than many other items. AW128 showed one similar to a woman’s trench coat, although that was not the only belted one by any means. Several other designers showed belted coats, one of the favourites being a brown one from Lemaire.
Leather Coats are back in fashion, although they are more casual than they used to be and these knee-length offerings were worn open.
Several designers showed blanket coats two, although there were not as many as of the belted and leather options.
Plaid, large and small in design, was everywhere. They were used mainly in coats but also appeared in trousers jumpers and shirts. There were suits of bold checks missed with striped accessories, which up until a short while ago would never have been seen together.
Hats And Scarves
Many of the sets of attire were finished off with a hat. They were often nothing like the other colours being worn, brightly tones ones being popular. They were mainly in soft and warm types of materials, with the everyday type of woolly hats even showing up in a few places.
Scarves were few and far between, although when they did appear they were large and colourful.