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Winter’s looming large and apart from cold weather, this can only mean a few things: new styles, new trends and a new wardrobe. Men’s fashion is just as changeable and unpredictable as women’s, and we can expect a range of different trends to soon start kicking in. Let’s look at what might be good gift-wise:
Of the different trends that we can expect to see dominating men’s fashion this winter, pleated trousers are one of the biggest. If you’ve been keeping a keen eye on recent runways and catwalks, you’ll see pleats being noticeably prevalent. This is also apparent in high-street collections, as pleats return in fashion to rival a menswear world ruled by skinny jeans and slim-fit trousers. Perhaps not an option for your dad.
Vivienne Westwood’s menswear winter collection featured pleated trousers with a strong streamlined essence to them. It seems like this is how pleated trousers will make their return this season, with designers ensuring pleated their pleats maintain an elegant slim-cut look.
The return of pleats doesn’t mean silhouette choices won’t still be big in fashion this winter however and tight biker jackets are expected to be prevalent throughout the cold months.
Featuring prominently in catwalks and high street fashion collections, this season’s biker jackets are traditional, without straying far away from the signature cut and classic silhouette.
Emerald has featured prominently throughout winter 2013 catwalks and so we can expect to see it having a strong imprint on men’s fashion throughout the next few months or so.
Emerald is bold yet elegant, sophisticated and classy, allowing wearers to make a statement effortlessly without being too loud.
Another great thing about emerald is its versatility. There are several other shades and colors that one can wear with emerald. It can be worn with black, white, blue, grey and brown. Maybe a scarf or t-shirt in this color would be the best direction to take.
Tag Heuer Monaco
It’s always a must to have at least one fashion accessory and if you’re going to have one, it must always be a watch. A suit without a timepiece is an incomplete suit.
The timepiece that will fit in well with this year’s trends is Tag Heuer’s Monaco. Matching perfectly with biker jackets – particularly since the leather strapped watch was infamously designed for motor vehicle racing…
It is the timepiece that Steve McQueen wore in the 1971-film Le Mans, whilst it was originally designed in 1969 in honor of the Monaco Grand Prix.
The current version still has the design features of the 1969 original – sporty red hands, round-edged subdials and a square retro blue dial.
It is pricey however so it may be worth having a browse around: http://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/brands/tag-heuer-watches.
We’ve seen a lot of floral printed shirts and t-shirts over the past year or so, and we can expect to see the trend continuing throughout the winter.
Floral prints allow you to add vivacity and interest to your wardrobe, which isn’t so easy since menswear’s colour palette is traditionally bland.
Bloom prints therefore breathe life into a menswear world dominated by solid tones.
Photo: Paul Newman, always in style