Two of the most important items of the season are coats (naturally) and impeccable suits, as menswear moves into a more aesthetically opulent era that tips its hat to well-dressed gents with a twist. Everything from cropped puffer jackets to tailored jackets finished with leather lapels featured on the catwalks of the biggest names in fashion for the season, so now’s a great time to invest in a coat that has a bit of character. Oversized coats teamed up with sharply stitched suits (double breasted still being the fashion favourite) make the basis of a key look which was seen throughout the autumn collections again and again, but if you’re more of a jacket guy, then definitely opt for a bomber jacket which is being hailed as one of the staple items of the year.
Once again knitwear also plays a huge role in the menswear of the season with over-stretched wide necks and polo necks being two of the more favoured looks, and classic tartan and herringbone as the strongest knitwear patterns.
On the more quirky side of fashion, animal prints and motifs are featured in the autumn/winter collections of a huge array of designers, with everything from crows, owls and foxes to jellyfish and shark’s teeth prints making an appearance, so keep an eye out for animal appliqué or patterns if you want to nail the wildlife look. Picking up t-shirts featuring animal prints or patterns is a particularly easy way to update your wardrobe with current styles without breaking the bank.
In terms of colour, olive is being cited by fashion journalists as the must-have shade, with paisley and pinstripes along with the afore-mentioned herringbone being the most likely patterns to translate well from catwalk to concrete.
Whatever kind of look you’re going for, one thing’s clear – the growing choice of men’s designer clothing means it’s easier than ever to put together great quality outfits that are perfect for you, while also in-keeping with the latest looks from the very best designers in the business.