Whether it’s a statement making accessory you can carry all year round, or a piece that’s versatile enough to transcend the seasons, there are numerous ways to be trendy for winter 2013/2014.
The fashions of the 1960s have more than left their mark on womens wear, but while menswear might not borrow quite so freely from eras past, elements of mod style made their way into the fall 2013 men’s collections. Rebellious leathers, skinny cuts and monochrome palettes are all great for the fall.
Photocredit: At Costume National Homme and Daks, FW13
On summer nights, there’s no reason you can’t don a vintage-inspired men’s hat – like one of these slouchy newsboys – with a henley t-shirt and pair of tailored pants. With the baker boy big on the fall runways, it’ll serve you right through to when the temperature drops.
Photocredit: Newsboy caps at Cornelliani and Vivienne Westwood, FW13.
The autumn / winter collections took menswear up mountains, across plains, through the maelstrom of white water rapids and to the deepest depths of ice-filled caverns. At least, in spirit. Compasses, backpacks, hiking boots and weather-proof outerwear will give you the look of a man who isn’t afraid to face the outdoors, a man who can hold his own.
Photocredit: On the runway at Louis Vuitton and Topman, FW13.
An unexpected star of the menswear colour trend spectrum, deep magenta brings a pink undertone to menswear in a rich and masculine way. This is a perfect trans-seasonal hue: vivid burgundy or magenta perfect for suiting and accessories alike.
Photocredit: Magenta for men at Jil Sander, Prada and Wooyoungmi, FW13.
If you thought animal prints wouldn’t make it as a menswear trend, think again: they may still be left to those daring, but leopard and zebra and tiger prints were embraced by big fashion houses like Burberry and Louis Vuitton. Think of these as closely intertwined to the adventure spirit: a vintage-inspired safari. Look for trims and accessories if you’re not game for a full leopard piece of outerwear.
Photocredit: At Burberry Prorsum and John Varvatos, FW13.