From pops of color to old classic styles, the men’s fashion outlook for Spring 2011 looks like it’s going to be full of big changes. Mixed patterns, good old grays, and a 20’s-era trend took center stage at men’s fashion week. Here are some of the biggest trends to expect next season.
Trend #1 – A Hint of Color
Men’s suits don’t have to be drab and boring. In fact, they shouldn’t be. The latest collection of dark suits from Giorgio Armani combines the contrast of bright colors with the classic, neutral background. The example photo shows a dark gray Armani suit highlighted by a bright yellow belt and handkerchief tucked in the pocket. Purple and yellow are the main colors scene in this trend.
Trend #2 – Mixed Patterns
Remember when you thought you couldn’t combine stripes with checks? Kean Etro’s latest line says you can. Pair together two or three patterns via your shirt, tie, and jacket, but make sure they’re in subdued, muted tones. No bright Hawaiian shirts, here.
Trend #3 – Gray
Designer John Varvatos’s line is full of gray toned pieces. Gray works in any season, according to Esquire, provided the fabric is appropriate. Basically, stay clear of heavy polyester or wool fabrics are you should be fashionable in any gray you already own.
Trend #4 – Double-Breasted Suit
Yes, the classic two-button, double-breasted suit is back, thanks to Versace’s Spring 2011 line. Esquire advises to get daring with a graphic print to up the ante. If you do go the double-breasted route, be sure that your suit is tailored properly – no extra long sleeves or pants, and nothing too baggy. A slim, trim look is in.
Find examples of all these latest trend’s at Esquire’s Men’s Fashion Week 2010 page, plus lots more!
Esquire. Men’s Fashion Week 2010.