POPULAR TRENDS IN MENSWEAR FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

We are currently plied with the latest and greatest in menswear as fashion season subtly continues. Since January 5th, international fashion shows from London through Italy and Milan have brought us interesting raves as most leading menswear brands showcase their Autumn/Winter 2019 Collections. These showcases inadvertently tell us what will be in vogue later in the year with some exciting new twists and turns. Through London, Pitti Uomo, and Milan, here are the top trends to look out for in men’s fashion for 2019.

Leather

 

 

Due to its good looks, ruggedness and timeless appeal, leather will continue to be a winning trend for the men winter after winter. Cutting across designers John Lawrence Sullivan, to Bobby Abbley and Pronouce, to Art School and Daniel Fletcher, leather is a huge take in the coming season.  In many interesting variations, cuts and patterns, an interesting array of selections have been made available for the fashionable man.

 

 

 

 

Men Skirts

 

 

No, it’s not the getup for Scots and if it makes you a tad uncomfortable (though you shouldn’t be because gender fluidity has been around for a while), there’s a whole list of other trends to go with. Men skirts or “mirts” as they are now tagged are the tease of the AW collections with an all-inclusive selection including minis, pleats and skin-hugging midis. As seen from the likes of Iceberg, Charles Jeffrey amongst others, gender norms are officially now a thing of the past.

 

 

Denim Suits

 

While pinstripes are definitely a constant in the men’s staple wear, 2019 takes the suit trend up a notch with the influx of denim suits. Tailoring has indeed taken a back seat in recent times with more opting for athleisure gear and streetwear and sportswear styles. Denim has brought the trendy cuts back with even more versatility and style from oversized denim chore jackets teamed with matching oversized jeans at Bobby Abbley and E Tautz, to neat little sixties-style denim jackets, complete with patch pockets and camp collars, teamed with slim cut jeans.

 

 

 

Check Patterns

 

 

Checks have been prominent at the London and Pitti Uomo Shows and with good reason. While there are more daring options for the next season, the typical selections still exist in  flannel shirts, checked suiting,  printed outerwear and such Also a great style option for accessories as seen in the black watch-coated collaborative collection from Woolrich and Beams as well as other clothing items such as  cargo pants, fur-collared overcoats, scarves, trench coats and so on.

 

 

Quilted or Puffer Jackets

 

Naturally, a practical choice during the colder winter months, quilted jackets also known as puffer jackets  are a common feature at the AW shows. Rolled out by major brands like Moncler, Prada, Marni, and Versace, quilted jackets are back yet again and even better with the very fashionable assortment of long puffer jackets. Varying from formal wear to street style and casual options, this very trendy item is a wardrobe must-have in the coming season.

 

 

Wide Bottoms

 

 

Wide-bottomed pants or split leg trousers are all the rage this year. As seen during Mark Weston’s Spring Summer ‘19 outing for Dunhill, wide leg trousers with popper bottoms have been designed to create a cleaner break when wearing a trouser with a wider base (as is the current fashion). This style works particularly well when worn with western boots. Shown in leather at John Lawrence Sullivan, flannel at Daniel Fletcher and neon-piped mohair at Pronounce.

Abiodun Odusola
abiodunodusola@ymail.com
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