Yet again we are in the midst of Autumn months and it’s that time of year to update our wardrobe with some new styles and fresh looks or reinvent some old ones! There’s lots of newness amongst the menswear trends right now, including the 70s western trend which features fringing on trousers (yes really), a resurgence of mountaineering style outerwear, shearling and the over use of the colour brown, however we’ve picked 5 of the most accessible and wearable trends for you here.
1. Corduroy Trend
One of the key fabric trends this season is corduroy, it’s been prominent within menswear for the last few years and this time it’s bigger than ever, now being seen worn head to toe on the catwalks or in suiting. We still feel it’s best worn mixed with other things for example as a casual, utility style jacket with jeans or as an alternative for a smarter jacket with your shirt and tie.
2. Velvet Trend
Another fabric you’ll see creeping in right now is velvet. Again it’s made a splash with suits but still works better as a single piece, ideally individualised with a bold patterned pocket square or worn with a tartan scarf. If you’re not so keen on velvet in clothing how about keeping it small with one of our luxury velvet bow-ties?
3. Pinstripes Trend
There is a prominent development with pinstripes this season, moving away from the wider varsity style stripes of summer to something more retro and 70s. It works well with two piece suits, especially the double-breasted high shoulder styles that are popular at the moment but is equally on-trend when worn as a simple shirt with a contrasting tie.
4. Tartan Trend
The biggest trend is Tartan which as you’ve probably noticed is everywhere right now. Versace had some incredible preppy tartan looks in their show, all big checks and bold colours, but if you’re not feeling brave enough for that (and we don’t blame you) how about tone it down with some smart tartan trousers worn with the aforementioned velvet jacket or instead wear a more subtle check winter coat.
5. Grunge Trend
A throwback trend of the moment is 90s grunge, think Noel Gallagher’s cagoules and bucket hats and you’re pretty much there. There is an updated version too which has a focus on street sportswear and slogans/motifs but we prefer the update of the original version, which features weatherproof materials and classic parkas in muted tones.