The shearling jacket made a huge return to fashion for AW15. And New York designers showed that it’s a trend you should be holding on to for another season. From Todd Snyder’s full-length coat, to Tommy Hilfiger’s 1970s-inspired pilot jacket and Jeffrey Rüdes’ cropped version, there are a variety of styles to choose from. This is the cold-weather layer for next winter.
Acid washes and distressed effects are two key trends of SS16, but come winter and slim fits, straight lines and subtle tones are going to take over menswear collections. Representing a slick, work-meets-play aesthetic, it’s time to invest in classic pieces that will travel from season to season, and pair well with almost everything in your wardrobe.
There’s been enough debate about the ideal man bag—should it be a slick backpack, a classic soft briefcase or a more experimental tote? While a few men still refrain from carrying any bag that looks like it has been borrowed from the ladies, the popularity of such an accessory is growing. For AW16, be prepared to see racks full of large messenger bags, holdalls, and shape-shifting handbags.
From bomber jackets to military detailing on coats, the uniform of armed forces have been a huge fashion inspiration. Next season, get ready to bring on elements like epaulets, contrast piping, and pea-coat style buttons on your winter coat, for this time it’s the navy that’s influencing men’s styles.
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