Gone are the frivolous fashions of summer and shopping for palm print shirts and kooky swim trunks - it’s time to tone it down again for the new season.
Sartorially savvy gents know that premium knitwear, tailoring and hardy wardrobe staples are the key to a successful A/W wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add in a few focal trend pieces. These are six menswear trends that are hot for autumn and winter in 2016/2017.
Shine on, silk-road sleek
Key Piece: Diesel J-Oito Reversible Bomber Satin
Retro-inspired sportswear never looked so good in high shine fabrics and modern cuts. Work the trend in a silky satin bomber jacket or tracksuit set (as seen at JW Anderson and Astrid Anderson), or a plush pyjama-style pant suit.
A printed silk shirt is something special and worn with slim-fit jeans and a blazer will have you nattily dressed in no time. Mix a statement silk piece with knitted staples and rough fabrics such as raw denim to create a multi-faceted ensemble.
Oversized tailoring & baggy trousers
Key Piece: Lanvin Oversized Wool Trousers
Break free from the mould with a pair of loose and slouchy trousers for your AW16/17 menswear wardrobe. We’ve been in slim-fits and straight-cuts so long it just seems wrong!
To clarify, by baggy we don’t mean 90’s grunge baggy jeans or flares. Dare to be different with a pair of oversized, tailored trousers worn with a statement knit and brogues.
And if you need convincing, Margaret Harell, Lanvin and Alexander McQueen all showed oversized tailored trousers – choose black or grey to easily wear this look.
Key Piece: Topman Navy Velvet Blazer
A velvet blazer is dapper or dare to do velvet trousers, as seen at Fendi and Topman Design, who both did loose-fit chestnut-toned velvet trousers. Or for sporty luxe, a velvet bomber jacket is extra indulgent.
Key Piece: 11 Degrees Puffer Jacket
If you’ve ever been chastised by your better half for wearing your uncool puffer jacket to a social event, then you’ll be whooping for joy with this trend.
AW16/17 is the season to wear your puffer with pride. Ami and Raf Simons showed off puffer jackets in all their glory at Paris Fashion week, time to say I told you so.
Key Piece: Lanvin Faux Fur Double Breasted Coat
Not the most politically correct of trends but Burberry, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana made it hard not to notice, with full-bodied fur coats in very real looking shades. Faux fur is the only way to go and it’s hard to tell the difference.
Key Piece: Amen Abstract Embroidery Sweatshirt
An embroidered sporty satin or velvet bomber jacket is on trend for AW16, or opt for an embroidered shirt or sweatshirt to add a softer bohemian element to a tailored outfit.