Five of the hottest looks in men's fashion and fitness—coming this fall!
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Sure, you're sweating right now but the brisk weather of fall will be here before you know it. Get ahead of the curve by knowing what to expect on the style horizon. The Fall/Winter ’16 fashion shows happened a while ago, but these clothes are just starting to make their way into stores now. In case you missed the runway debut back in January, here are five trends to look for to make fall 2016 the most stylish season of your year.
The loath-worthy term "Athleisure" has been thrown around for quite a while. You can't swing a baseball bat without hitting a pair of cashmere joggers these days. But that doesn't mean this trend is going anywhere. If anything, it's getting even more literal, as seen here with the Adidas Originals x White Mountaineering collaboration which debuted at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy, this past January.
How to Wear It: It's all about elevating the workout look, i.e., getting the latest pair of Adidas or Nikes and pairing them with the pants you may want to reserve for wearing to the gym when you know that certain someone is going to be there and your aim is to impress.
Seen in almost every fall runway collection that featured outerwear, suede is going to be a strong statement come autumn. What makes this a new trend? The new fits, colors, and ways to integrate the soft and supple hide into your wardrobe. Here, POLO Ralph Lauren takes the easy idea of a classic bomber jacket and makes it luxurious by cutting it from the finest suede.
How to Wear It: When in doubt, go simple. Suede can get very heavy very fast. You undoubtedly have something a bit more winter-friendly for those harsh January days, so stick to fall when thinking about layering with suede. A lighter-weight jacket will go a long way.
Wearing army green does not mean you’re rocking the military trend. Unless, of course, your army green is army-issued, in which case we thank you for your service. But should you choose the civilian route, rag & bone nailed the trend with its commando-inspired sweater.
How to Wear It: Don’t overthink it. In this case, it’s just a sweater. Pair it with jeans or chinos and a casual button-down shirt. Think of it as a sweater, not a fashion statement.
You don’t have to grow a beard and use a carabiner to embrace the urban woodsman look. Many guys living in the concrete jungle are going woodsman in style. Michael Kors took a traditional buffalo plaid and twisted it to fit his modern double-breasted definition. Paired with a slim wool trouser and hiking boot meant for the city, this is the urban reinvention of the young outdoorsman.
How to Wear It: Find a piece to focus on. You don’t need head-to-toe gear to look current. The red-and-black plaid always works, but maybe it’s that fitted flannel or that elevated hiking boot (obviously not meant for hiking) paired with beat-up selvage jeans.
New Yorkers are known to wear all black. Italians are known to wear all blue. The all-gray look recently had quite the moment. The latest mono neutral trend is shades of brown. Light to dark, in refined fabrics to rough, brown is back and ready to be embraced head to toe. This look from Corneliani makes it appear easy.
How to Wear It: The key is to not match the colors you're wearing. Match the hues. Think of a paint card. There will be four variations of a color from lightest to darkest all next to each other, all complementary. That's the goal.