The latest men’s fashion trends are more interesting for 2011 & 2012. Collaborations will surprise & please consumers wanting a change in the coming seasons.
Mixing old with new is how men are dressing for the 2011 seasons. Looking into the past for style inspiration and into the future for color palettes.
Latest Men’s Fashion Trends
2011 sees white suits become popular again but not the traditional type; instead a contemporary style in textured fabrics is preferred. Look towards Dolce & Gabbana for white suit options.
Waistcoats are making a comeback; both worn traditional with the full suit and more contemporary alone with shirts and jeans.
Denim is once again a staple in men’s wardrobes but this year in other colors and not the usual blue. Choose from cream, greys, mustard, khaki, basically anything but blue. Check out Levis and Gap for colorful options.
Beige trench coats in light weight fabrics and lightweight short leather jackets are the outerwear of choice during the 2011 seasons.
Accessories get a reworking for men in 2011 with travel options being key items to own. Large canvas bags with leather trimmings is popular, colors high on the want list are greens, greys and blues.
Leather also becomes a much wanted fabric for accessories in 2011, both for mid sized man bags, small wallets and I-Pad cases.
Shoes get a new lease of life for men, the usual black is out and color is in. All shades of blue, green, brown-reds, and corals are seen on loafer and lace-up styles.
This fashion year men are taking over in the style stakes!
2008 Men’s Fashion Trends
Though in 2008 menswear was extremely similar to womenswear. Lines were sharp and crisp as usual in menswear but inspiration was definitely taken from women’s fashion.
Cardigans, both fitted and loose, turned up on designer catwalks and stores nationwide.
Shirts were sheer, shorts short and accessories became more popular than ever before. Man bags, small clutch type bags, hats, jewelry, and scarves sold in stores from the high-end to bargain level.
Popular colors went from light greys and browns to bright purples and blues.
2008 was a relaxed period in men’s fashion with fun in mind.
Top Men’s Fashion Trends
Collaborations always raise eyebrows and interest and 2011 is no exception. Some of the menswear brands and designers teaming up include:
- Lanvin for H&M
- Steven Alan for Dockers
- Levi’s for Pendleton
- Lacoste for Earnest Sewn
- J.Press for Urban Outfitters
- Hickey Freeman for Opening Ceremony
- French Connection for Sears
The top trends in men’s fashion can be linked back to those fashions that made a difference and opened up the world of male style. From key accessories such as baker boy hats, to thin ties, to man bags onto key pieces like fitted pinstripe suits and pieces with historical inspiration such as grandpa cardigans.
Trends come and go but for men more staples have remained, and change in the latest men’s fashion trends have come much more subtly.