Fall Fashion for Your Man
This is a guest post from the guys at Northern Threads – A menswear store in the UK specialising in designer labels for the fashion conscious gent.
Autumn/winter is an exciting time for your man’s wardrobe – especially when you factor in the leaps forward menswear (and the approach of men towards their personal style) that have been made in recent years. Men are no longer faced with having to choose from seemingly endless rails of drab shirts and dour trousers – imagination has been injected into the menswear scene by innovative new designers.
However, this doesn’t mean some misguided fellas out there won’t make some massive fashion faux-pas, so here’s a handy and concise guide that you can use as a basis for pointing your man in the right direction this fall.
It’s worth noting that general trends for autumn/winter haven’t changed too much in the past couple of seasons, for example knits, gilets, woollen hats plus sweater/shirt combos are all making an appearance again for 2012. It’s the patterns, prints and colours that continuously change and this is where most men trip up. So here we go…
This is something that comes round again and again; mainly because a lot of menswear strands use military apparel as inspiration. The current crop of camo designs on the market mostly cropped up in streetwear at the tail end of 2011, then exploded into almost every collection for spring/summer 2012. It’s a great choice to make for fall 2012 but now its appearance is more muted – a flash of it on a pocket of a tee or strip panels down the sides is the way to go.
Classic shirt & sweater
You know that checked or chambray shirt you bought him for the summer? It’ll still stand him in good stead for this coming season; simply button it all the way up and throw a nice knit or sweater on top. The best thing about this simple combination is how you choose to take it – go for the smarter option with a pair of trousers and a trusty pair of Grenson shoes, or wear it casual with a cap and pair of chinos.
Whether it is polka dots, pin dots or even the mysterious ‘Moon print’ as seen on YMC’s button down shirt; small white aligned, repeated dots against a darker background colour are popping up quite often. There’s a reason for this – because they look great!
Liam Gallagher’s label Pretty Green that is influenced by all things Sixties has brought back the retro polka dot and printed it onto fresh new designs for the modern man. This is a look to be seen in for sure.
No matter what your style, a decent trainer (or sneaker if you will) is a staple choice of footwear for any man. Let me guess, you read the word ‘trainer’ and instantly an image of a running shoe sprung to mind right? Well fear not because the sneaker world is bulging with tasteful designs for all men. Don’t believe us? Check out the latest releases from skate shoe specialist Vans or the exciting collaboration between Adidas and Ransom.
These points should go some way to steering your other half in the right direction. Any queries? Stick them in the comments below and we’ll try to help you out.