September has rolled around again, and the air is turning. Evenings are darker, and the mornings chillier. It is getting to that time of year where we are going to need to update our wardrobes for practicalities sake, to suit this new reality as it comes in. Time to put away those linens that were perfect for enjoying al fresco lunches in the sunshine, the autumn/winter season is here.
So what are the designers telling us we should be wearing this season? We round up the latest hot men’s fashion trends for autumn/winter 2014 to help you stay informed and apprised before you go shopping and figure out what pieces to grab before they’re gone.
The green colour might be leaving the trees, but green was a major colour trend on the autumn/winter catwalks. Go as bold as you dare, but we recommend only wearing one or two pieces to avoid the all-over, ‘Jolly Green Giant’ look!
Jackets have a slouchy feel that has been absent in recent seasons. With emphasis on raglan sleeves (where the seam runs diagonally from neck to armpit), the bomber jacket is making a comeback. Perfect for autumn days, this trend is sure to see you into winter with aplomb.
Autumn is, after all, a colourful month. Shades of russet, sienna and vermilion appear in nature, and fashion has taken inspiration from this. Pops of bright orange are really hot right now. Go bold with orange chinos if you dare, or simply add it in as accessories, like the ever-fashionable pocket square, smart neck tie or decorative cufflinks.
Fashion is being kind to us this winter, keeping us toasty warm by making roll neck sweaters cool again. There is something extremely artsy and sophisticated about a roll neck under a blazer, and a chunky cable knit version is sure to see you right through winter.
The fedora trend is still going strong. It is so pleasing to wear and harks back to our Mad Men obsession and that golden age of men’s style. Plus, honestly, we get to walk down the street imagining we are a little bit 1920’s gangster, and we really like that!