Fall/winter 2010-2011 men’s fashion trends are wearable, versatile and practical, characterized by a certain return to the basics and to fine luxury. However, one cannot omit the unique tailoring and designs that give, in fact, the original touch to every collection. Therefore, no ostentation, nor eccentricity, and invest in “safe” and “reliable” clothing pieces. From elegant and dandy style to rock and military, get ready to boost your masculinity with the newest fashion trends.
Classic means timeless and it will always be a reference point for fashion designers. As we have said it before, collections for fall/winter 2010-2011 returned to the classics with perfectly tailored trench coats, suits with checked patterns or cashmere sweaters. Classic can also be associated with a special elegance that exudes masculinity.
We have seen an elegant approach to Hermès, Michael Kors, Dries Van Noten, Burberry Prorsum, Maison Martin Margiela, or Louis Vuitton. The urban dandy style with fabrics such as wool, velvet or leather can transform a simple man into a genuine dandy (Diesel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Elie Tahari).
You’re in the army now! Well, at least you can pretend you are in the army due to this season’s it-trend: military. A khaki or gray parka matched with a pair of chunky boots can represent the perfect combination that allows you to keep up with the trends. In order to add a cool effect to your outfit invest in different edgy accessories, such as a large scarf or a pair of retro eyeglasses.
Moreover, try the absolute trend of the season: the aviator jacket. Draw your inspiration from Burberry Prorsum, William Rast, Y3, Dries Van Noten, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, or Band of Outsiders.
Both for women and men too, fur and knits seem to be two of the hottest fabrics this season. They are not only cozy keeping you warm against the cold outside, but they also offer a certain touch to any outfit. You can go for a head-to-toe fur, Yeti look as seen at Chanel, or, if this is too much for your taste, try a furry coat or simple furry details and match them to classic clothing items into your wardrobe. The fur trend was also spotted at Just Cavalli, John Rocha, Paul&Joe. Besides, you can also choose comfy cardigans or pullovers (Dolce&Gabbana).
For tougher guys there is always the cool alternative of the rock style. A pair of leather pants, a ripped t-shirt and a pair of boots are the right choices for a rock look. Don’t forget about the metallic applications that are specific to this trend. Custo Barcelona, Diesel, Jeremy Scott, Maison Martin Margiela, or Calvin Klein are some of the designers that presented this trend.
Layering might sound difficult to achieve as it requires special attention to details and a good sense of style. However, the ’70s layering trend seems to be hotter than ever. In fact, it is not a hard task to obtain a cool layered outfit. You just have to play with different textures, lengths and fabrics. For a complete layering winter outfit you need to invest in accessories, such as a scarf, leather gloves and a hat. Take a look at Just Cavalli, Y3 and William Rast if you lack ideas.
Tones of beige or camel have invaded masculine fashion too. Whether you go for the classic camel overcoat (Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten) or a shearling jacket (Lacoste), this color should definitely be in your wardrobe this season. You can draw your inspiration from collections such as Michael Kors or Maison Martin Margiela where beige is harmoniously mixed with gray or black.
Besides beige tones, there one can observe a burst of colors for fall/winter 2010-2011 men fashion trends. Cherry-colored, orange, blue or yellow represent bolder options that brighten up a dull, gloomy winter outfit. We have seen colors at Custo Barcelona, Lacoste, Etro, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and G-Star.
As for the accessories, invest in bags (Dries Van Noten, Hermès, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton), scarfs (Hermès), winter hats and gloves.
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