Here at Men's Gift Company, we like to keep an eye on the catwalks to stay up to date and current. We do tend to find that fashion is an unpredictable mistress, what we were wearing last year may be a precurser to what what we can expect to wear this year, or it can bear no relation! But looking at the trends as a whole, you can generally get an idea of what is going to be hot and what isn't.
With that in mind, we've been watching the Spring/Summer catwalk shows with interest...
It seems Men's Fashion is stepping out of the dark! New York Fashion Week was dominated by busy prints and a variety of bright colours. This is great for letting go of dreary winter days and embracing the warmth and light of summer. It also means that Men might get to play with more interesting clothing options than your standard "Black or Navy, sir?" attitude, especially when it comes to smart clothing.
But what if you're not quite as comfortable wearing crazy colours and patterns as the eclectic Marquess of Bath or the daring Liberace?
We always recommend diluting catwalk fashion before deciding on your final outfit to wear. Thankfully, this is often something that happens as the looks filter to the high street, as catwalk ideas get toned down for a more wearable style for everyday fellows!
For the fashion-forward, a pair of bright, patterned trousers can be quirky and cool with a simple, plain shirt or blazer. Or try it the other way around, with a bright blazer or shirt and plain trousers. This is much easier to carry-off than the whole nine yards.
Alternatively, if you just want to dip your toe in the water, why not try a bright, patterned cravat with an ornate pin, as an addition to your normal look? This is also an easy way to carry some current influence into your smart or formal wear without getting into the dangerous waters of being too casual.
Anyway, remember to come to Men's Gift Company for a wide variety of accessories to complete your new look. In keeping with the bold and bright theme, we have a whole range of fun cufflinks, crazy braces and detailed tie slides to enhance your style.
What do you think of the latest trend? Are you looking forward to wearing it with gusto? Let us know by leaving us a comment below, or you can always catch us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest!