There was a lot of skepticism when New York Men’s Fashion Week started up a few seasons ago. But the FW17 collections were a sharp rebuke to those who have questioned whether the more commercially-minded city could play in the big leagues of menswear. Retuning favourites like John Varvatos, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, and Joseph Abboud were joined by the BOSS Menswear in its return to the runway, and, perhaps most impressively, by Raf Simons. There were plenty of amazing clothes to covet this season, but we’ve collected the top five trends that you need to start wearing now.
No more plain pants. Some of the sharpest trousers, both tailored and slouchy, came in bold plaids, and were paired with solid coloured knitwear in warm tones to let them stand out even more.
Double-breasted suits are still going strong, but it was the sheer variety of styles this season that is the story. From classically tailored, to oversized and undone, to minimalist, there’s something to suit everyone.
Further proof that athleisure continues to take over the luxury space, hoodies are showing up as everyone’s favourite layering piece. Made from premium fabrics, they look at home under a blazer or overcoat, and with a pair of tailored trousers.
Parkas were given a bold update with playful primary coloured hues that will make sure you stand out even in a snowstorm. And form doesn’t trump function — in spite of their bright colours these coats are still designed to keep you toasty.
Three Isn’t a Crowd
The vest is making a comeback, with plenty of three-piece suits showing up on the runway. But instead of being worn in formal looks, as you might expect, vests were treated like a layering piece and were shown over sweaters, scarves, and even hanging open over a statement tee.