If you have yet to dabble in 2021's new fashion styles, these are the trends you should know about. Especially, this year’s take on the bomber jacket.
With lockdowns coming and going, and workouts intermittent at best, baggy tracksuits and oversized sweaters have become the attire of choice for many.
While there is nothing wrong with hunkering down in your man cave dressed as such, if you are planning to venture out your front door, then there are some key masculine trends going on you should be aware of. Many of which seem to take heavy inspiration from the 70’s.
1. Suit Up
Smart suits are the easiest trend of the year for most to pull off, and they’re definitely back with a vengeance from numerous fashion houses.
With slender models ruling the runways of Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dsquared2, and Jil Sander, there was a distinct high-class feel to the looks showcased. From angular tailoring on suits, to linear coats and blazers, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to how you don the style.
2. Matrix-Inspired Leather
With long sweeping coats made of leather gracing the runways of GMBH and Casablanca, and featuring heavily in their fall/winter catalogues, you’ll be excused for feeling very much like Neo from the Matrix if you choose to buy into this trend.
Be it brown, black, vegan, or real leather, this masculine piece goes with everything – including your white sneakers and track pants.
3. Utility Jackets
Utilitarian chic has never gone out of fashion, but this year’s iteration of it from Études, Gucci, and Etro showcased safari-styled jackets in canvas and leather, and an incredibly stylish crocodile one from Dior.
The theme for most fashion houses seemed to be birdwatcher meets an apocalypse fighter, which has resulted in some unique pieces.
4. Aviator Jackets
If a utilitarian jacket, or leather trench isn’t quite your speed, then this year’s sleek bomber jacket in satin, silk, leather and nylon will be right up your alley.
The minimalistic takes on the classic aviator style are welcome – with streamline pockets, neat lines and cool-toned colours thanks to industry heavyweights like Tod, MSGM and Prada. Don’t forget to grab a pair of aviator shades to complete your look.
Neon can be a hard one to pull off for many – so fashion houses have given the vibrant hues a makeover that ties in more earthy tones to balance it out. Florescent suits from houses like Dior dd make an appearance, but many prefer the way that Balmain opted to include the trend by pairing neon socks and shoes with an earthy-toned leather jacket and pants.
Other houses like Homme Plissé Issey Miyake found subtler ways to add a pop of neon into the mix, by pairing statement shirts with streamline shorts and jackets.
6. The Turtleneck
The classic turtleneck is back as temperatures fluctuate and houses like Berluti and Hermès showcased this item in geometric, stretchy and sandy hues.
Beige and sand-coloured tones are very in vogue right now, and this trend is great for those who hate wearing a scarf and want to be comfy when they buy crypto currency.
For those who can’t seem to give up their home-comforts when heading out, rejoice! The outerwear style having a moment is bathrobe-inspired overcoats, dubbed by most media sources as couture dressing gowns.
Have no fear as you head to the shops in anything from an elegant Louis Vuitton number to an ice-age-appropriate padded option from Fendi.