As the end of summer fast approaches, and the weather takes a turn for the worse, it’s time to relinquish those shorts once again, and turn our attention towards clothes that can withstand the onslaught of frosts and downpours. The perennial challenge of combining fashion with practicality is about to rear its head once more. Fortunately, many of the mens fashion trends set to dominate the 2017 autumn fashion scene make keeping warm look effortlessly good.
Keeping it Cosy
From London fashion week onwards, designers have opted for comfort and warmth when it comes to mens fashion. Last season, Prada introduced a collection of winter-ready snow wear fit for the slopes, and other houses seem to be following suit. Padded jackets seem to be a particular favourite, and designers are experimenting with new fillings for light-weight comfort. Volume will also be a major component of these jackets. Another, equally cosy, autumn fashion item looks set to be the roll-neck jumper. From Louis Vuitton to Versace, roll necks are everywhere, so you can expect your neck to have a particularly comfortable winter this year. Baggy clothes in general are likely to make a comeback as the season turns, with trousers being a notable example. Slim line jeans and trousers will largely give way to more accommodating cuts.
The 70s Return
You can expect patterned cardigans and silk shirts to soon emerge, injecting a little vintage nostalgia into this season’s mens fashion trends. Fur will also make an appearance, with natural browns and greys in cropped cuts dominating the scene. This is a real change from the shaggier lines which led the last incarnation of winter furs. When it comes to silk shirts and cardigans, bold patterns and colours will take charge – expect to see plenty of red and purple. Dior seems especially keen on this penchant for the bold, and presented models in top-to-toe scarlet earlier this year.
Corduroy is Back
Possibly an offshoot of the resurgence of ‘70s styles, corduroy is the fabric of choice for swathes of men's fashion this autumn and winter. Tailored cord is likely to dominate the trend, so this could be the perfect time to invest in a well-fitted corduroy suit. Olive green or navy blue in particular are the colours of choice for this season, with a fairly causal, relaxed fit. You can also expect to see corduroy trousers matched with a leather jacket to give a more causal, weekend look.
A New Look for the Season
This year’s autumn and winter trends look set to be nothing if not adaptable, but getting a trend to work for you can still be challenging. It could be worth employing the help of a mens fashion stylist. Overall, comfort and loose-fitting garments look set to play a key role in the upcoming season, combined with bold colours which will inject some energy into what can very often be a dreary and grey time of year.