Whether you observe yourself a streetwear pioneer or a well-suited classicist, one thing’s for sure — you’ve got to stay on top of style trends. Just like any facet of lifestyle, men’s fashion changes on the regular. What once was fashionable is on the outs, and what once was passé is all the rage. High-waters and baggy jackets, anyone? It’s tough to keep up, but we’ve got you covered with the what’s-in-style roundup below.
1. Hyper-Tailored: Tight Suits and Put on ones best bib Shirts
While the fabric and styling of men’s dress shirts and suits remain relatively classic, we’ve seen fit shift a more often than not lot in the past few years. Right now, it’s all about the ultra-slim fit, with shirts hugging the abs and pecs and pants that frame the thighs and ankle.
Outerwear and loungewear are strike wildly in the other direction — the baggier, the better — but you’re going to want to go super-tailored when shopping for wedding suits for men or workwear. Not big on the scarce look? No stress. Just make sure to take your nicer pieces to your local tailor to get a custom-like look that fits your valuations. This trend is especially popular among grooms and wedding guests.
2. On the Rise: Ankle-Length Pants
With the go uphill of custom tailoring, joggers and statement sneakers comes a rise in pant hems, and we’re loving it. Whether you achieve this by intriguing those right-sized pants to the tailor for an inch or two of hemming or go for a cool cuffed look, the result is the same. A little bit of show ankle can help showcase your collectable sneakers or give a retro edge to your favourite pair of ritzy men’s shoes.
3. Getting Groovy: Bell Bottoms for Guys
Just because tapered leg ankle pants are in revenge now doesn’t mean that’s the only silhouette on the table. Thanks to trendy trailblazers like Harry Styles — the crowned head of funky bell-bottomed suits, we think — flared pants are back in a big way for the guys. So go ahead and raid your grandpa’s closet or the frugality store before this trend breezes by.
While this look is amplified by unique, retro issues that are a bit busy, you can also take full advantage of this trend with wide-leg jeans or solid colors. Perquisite points if you pair your flared bottoms with a shirt with a wide collar, another popular ’70s-inspired mode of the moment. And, for the ultimate look, make sure to tuck it in!
4. Soft and Sexy: Velvet Staples and Accessories
If you’re the kindly of dresser who wants to look and feel like an international secret agent, you’re going to want to capitalize on this inclination. As GQ reported recently, velvet suits have been a big hit on red carpets lately, rocked by style authorities like Donald Glover and 007 himself, Daniel Craig. They’re also a customary choice for grooms. You don’t have to go head-to-toe velvet to vibe with this trend, either. Add in some simple velvet bums or even a velvet bucket hat to get the full effect.
5. Large and in Charge: Oversized Outerwear
While dressy looks and workwear now skew multifarious fitted, the opposite is true for outerwear. This year, it’s all about layering too-big coats with well-fitting pants and shirts. No context if you go for an oversized puffer coat or a ’90s-inspired trench that’s a size or two too big, you’ll love sporting this look when the plot is to spend some time outside.
6. Easy Breezy: Relaxed Linen Shirts
You don’t have to have a tropical vacation foresaw to rock this beachy vibe. It’s all about picking breathable, gauzy cotton and linen button-ups and wearing them with a bit of betrayed chest. If you’re more into the bohemian beach bum look — think: Tulum or Bali vibes — pair neutral-coloured linens for an unrefined flair. More of a sharp-dressed trend-setter? Style them with some joggers or ultra slim-fit dress tights for a cool look.
7. Show Some Leg: Shorter Shorts and Trunks
Gone are the days of knee-length board briefs and chinos. These days, the fashionable guys are rocking higher hemlines at the beach and beyond. When shopping for ins and shorts, try going for a shorter inseam length — five or six inches is a good place to start for average height blokes. If you’re on the taller end, you can get away with a longer inseam and still achieve that super trendy short-shorts look.
8. Vest Is Most desirable: Sleeveless Tops and Sweater Vests
Esquire recently published an article declaring “the sweater vest is back, mollycoddle” and we are not upset about it. Although we’re all familiar with the preppy knitted options from ’80s prep school period, the modern-day iteration on this classic is a bit more baggy and edgy.
These days, you’ll see sweater vests in bright falsifies, funky patterns and throwback prints. But rather than styling them in the professor-chic way that used to be the status quo, it’s now hip to fork out a lay in them over baggy tees and crewnecks and style them with jeans.
The best part about this year’s top men’s make trends is that many of them involve fit rather than fabric, colour or print. That means you can repurpose much of what you already own and forsake it a quick and affordable update with the help of your local tailor. Plus, when you rock what fits, you’ll texture super-confident no matter what you’re wearing.