An easy way to keep an eye on the ever-changing fashion trends is to watch runway fashion shows regularly and to follow the leading fashion magazines. However, not everything shown in print or worn on the ramp is wearable in ‘everyday real life’.
For this article, I have picked top fall fashion trends for men from the runway. Nevertheless, I have made sure that the choice remains practical (wearable).
#1 Most Practical Men’s Fashion Trend for Fall 2010:Plaid shirts and jackets
The ‘check’ or the plaid has always inspired designers and it continuous to do so. For this fall/winter, collection designers like Adam Kimmel and Martin Margiela have designed checkered shirts in different colors and unconventional cuts. Plaid jackets and blazers are also a hot choice for this fall. This year Pitti Uomo trade fair in Florence had an absolutely spectacular collection of plaid tweed and tartan blazers. The good news is that many budget friendly men’s wear outlets too have a large variety of plaids.
#2 Most Practical Men’s Fashion Trend for Fall 2010:Sharp suiting; short blazers
This year many designers have launched their range of suiting and blazers. These ranges by different designers have certain things in common. All of them have sharp cuts; the jackets and blazers are slightly shorter (ranging from 3 to 4 centimeters) than the norm these days. Many of them are lined with wool. The blazers are made up of felt wool, fuzzy tartan, and even cashmere. The color of the season for the suiting is smoky grey without contest.
#3 Most Practical Men’s Fashion Trend for Fall 2010:Brown footwear
Outlets of Pitti Uomo are famous for their collection of brown footwear. In fact, the brand has been quite a trendsetter when it comes to formal brown shoes. They have a variety of shades of brown ranging from caramel brown to deep camel brown. This fall this trend is going to pick up. So, for formal men’s footwear in this fall season, any shade of brown is good enough.
#4 Most Practical Men’s Fashion Trend for Fall 2010:Military inspired Boots and Jackets
The military inspiration has dominated the designers’ minds all over the world. For the fall/winter 2010 collection too, many of them introduced military inspired jackets and boots. Different styles and periods of military have been showcased in many collections. For instance, one can choose from shoes and jackets inspired from British Army or Royal Air force. The Merchant Navy inspired shirts and bucket boots were highly applauded when they were showcased in this year’s fall collection.
The military inspired jackets or shoes do not have to look like vintage items. Some designers have also introduced futuristic military inspired clothing lines. Check Burberry’s collections for several outstanding pieces.
At a time, only wear one military inspired piece. (Of course, one would not want to look like as if one is in a costume.)
#5 Most Practical Men’s Fashion Trend for Fall 2010:Sportswear
The casual dressers too can make a fashionable statement this fall. All they have to do is to buy a sports jersey, cap, or a jacket. Alternatively, they can invest in a pair of good quality sports shoes. The sportswear fashion trend is showcased by many big-names this season including Dunhill and Vuitton.