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Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Fashion Trends for Men

According to many women, a fashionable man is a confident, well-groomed one with a healthy self-esteem and a fine figure. It does not matter what style he prefers, the main thing is what is within him – the soul, heart and mind. Anyways, all this is very vividly displayed on the “exterior” of a man. Men’s fashion is primarily a way of life, style, self-improvement and the road to success. What is inside is best reflected with the help of men’s outfits, the way of choosing fashion pieces and styling. So watch the fashion to be a real fashionable man!

Men’s fashion is no longer inferior to women’s in its diversity, great style choices and the ability to pick up absolutely anything, matching your image and taste. Men’s fashion is subject to capricious fashion changes no less than feminine. Each season we can see new ideas and images for men from famous fashion designers. Menswear for fall/winter 2011/2012 is no exception, and men are waiting for good ideas to look stylish, classic, interesting and innovative in the new season. So let’s study what is hot for men in the new fashion season and prepare to welcome fall/winter 2011/2012 in style.
Military Trend: This year men’s fashion brings the military style, which was especially actual in the ‘70s. You can find various modifications of the secular uniform, such as coats, jackets and special symbols, like epaulettes. Of course, eclecticism is also in demand, so many designers combine different styles. Go for various shades of earth tones, and, of course, khaki.

Giorgio Armani                                                      Louis Vuitton

Workwear Trend: One of the sartorial looks for men in the upcoming season has become the workwear style, that is a relaxed, non-suited image that can carry you away to places full of grease, paint, sweat and fuel. Sounds a little bit queer? Anyways, this trend has inspired many designers, who have created a great array of industrial coveralls, boilersuits, overalls, dungarees, all of which come sleeved or sleeveless, heavy duty or light-weight, denim or otherwise.

G-star                                                                                              Buckler

Classic Style: One of the dominant trends for men in the new season is the timeless classic style, which is so refined, spotless and elegant. You can see elegant suits, collarless jackets, tight to the figure, which are combined with detachable collars and narrow pants. While the costumes are adjacent to silhouettes, the outerwear collection is rather extensive. The new season cannot do without a classic coat with pants and a stylish jacket under it. Go for classic, mild colors. Classic style is most often combined with sporty elements, like high lace-up sneakers, pullovers and stylish sweatshirts.

Yves Saint Laurent

Three-Piece Suits: Continuing the theme of the classics, we should not forget about the always up-to-date three-piece suit. Strict and classical designs are in fashion again. However, in the new season, we can also observe interesting and stylish combinations. As usual narrow pants will be fashionable, but there is also a new trend – the free and ample style of pants.

Simon Spurr

Fur Trend: Fur is seen everywhere this year, not only in women’s collections, but also men’s. The new collections of designers are stuffed with different variations of fur coats or fur trim jackets and coats. The most common will be ermine, fox, mink and even cowhide fur. Fur comes not only in its basic shade, but also in various catchy colors and in combinations with different materials. If fur coats are too much for you, you can try fur vests or just go for some fur details, such as fur collars.

John Richmond                                                                        Viktor & Rolf

Leather Trend: In addition to fur, the undisputed favorite of the fall-winter season will be leather. This timeless material always looks elegant, refined and chic, so why not benefit from this trend in the new season? Go daring, wearing a double-breasted jacket in crocodile skin or a coat of ostrich leather.

Bottega Veneta                                                                                   Simon Spurr

Double-Breasted Jackets: Note that in the men’s collections for fall/winter 2011/2012, there is a domination of double-breasted jackets, which are created under the influence of yuppie style (the word yuppie appeared as the antithesis of the word hippie. Later the word yuppie has been rethought and reduced to YUP, which is interpreted as «young urban professionals», popular in the early 1980s.)

Tom Ford

Vest Trend: One of the main trends of the coming season will be vest and its various modifications. Coming in various lengths, finishings and fittings, vests will appeal to any man, depending on his preferences. Vest can be worn not only on top of shirts and pullovers, but also on the outer clothing, such as coats.

Louis Vuitton                                                                                     John Richmond

‘70s Style: We shouldn’t forget about the great influence of the ‘70s style on most of the collections of famous designers. The shaping of most of designs come from the canonical models of 1930-40s. The retro vibe is in the air this year.

Ermenegildo Zegna

Knitwear Trend: There can be no cold season without warm and stylish knitwear pieces, namely sweaters and pullovers. You can choose a sweater with a nice pattern or of a solid color – bright or dark, complementing your entire image.

Simon Spurr                                                                                        Gucci

Sporty Style: It’s not always that you want to wear strict business and classic things, and for this reason comes the relaxed sporty style, which is perhaps one of the favorites of most men.


Bright Colors and Prints: Like women, men also have the chance to experiment the fun of colorful fall and winter, as fashion brings lots of bright hues for the cold season, such as red, yellow, orange, blue, green, purple, pink and others. In addition to bright colors, black, gray and its variations. As for prints, mostly the classic cell and stripe forms are suggested. Solid materials are decorated with ironic slogans or logos of well-knowniconic marks. For example, in the collection of D & G T-shirts, some shirts are decorated with logos of Coca Cola.

D&G                                                                                      Dolce & Gabbana

Outerwear and Coats: The main men’s trend for the cold season is the trench coat and a long cloak with a broad collar on the shoulders. And the more interesting the cut is, the better it is. There are also leather jackets, aviator jackets, pullovers and cardigans.

Alexander McQueen                                                                           DSquared2

External Pockets: This upcoming fashion season brings with it the trend of external pockets on jackets, cardigans and pullovers for men, combining relaxed tailoring and casual detailing. Tailoring with a utilitarian twist, external pockets sit like a pouch on the outer side of the garment.

Kris Van Assche 

Accessories Trend: Classic style hats are everywhere this year, which are capable of increasing the intellectual and refined sense in you or if combined with contradicting pieces, creating the unique gangster image. There are also tight leather suspenders, silk scarves, ties, belts, gloves, traveling bags and other accessories, presented in a great variety to complement your outfits.
With so many trends available this year, be sure to pick up the ones best describing your personality and style taste.

Dolce & Gabbana                                                                  Burberry Prorsum

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