The greatest autumn/winter trends for men. The Autumn Winter season is officially upon us. With six or so months of coats, scarves, gloves hats and (joy!) layers to come.
It’s time to throw on the cashmere, swaddle up in some shearling and relish all the good things that the cold weather brings to our wardrobes.
Here, to help you get you ahead of the dropping mercury, is our pick of the biggest Autumn Winter 2018 trends from London, Paris, Milan, Florence and New York. Black Amex at the ready, gentlemen.
1 | It’s all about the Nineties
Full tracksuits, lux-y shell suits, bucket hats and oversized fugly sneakers. The nineties trend hits its (very aggy) stride for Autumn Winter 2018. The best take on the trend (unsurprisingly) was at Prada, where Mrs P sent out models decked in logoed bucket hats and cagoules. The effect was very “Gallagher brothers at Glastonbury”. If you plan on going in on the Nineties trend, it’s probably best to invest in, you guessed it, a bucket hat. (The greatest autumn/winter trends for men ).
Bucket hat by Prada.
A simple black nylon hat will compliment any look for this Autumn, Winter 2018
2 | Layer-up in leather (and lots of it)
There was a distinctive Matrix vibe at many of the shows this season, with oversized, ultra-long leather coats in worn-out hides shown everywhere from Fendi and MSGM to Paul Smith and Dunhill. Feeling brave? Go full wipe-down, leather trousers and all.
Coat by Balenciaga
The dropped hems on the arm insure for an effortless oversized look without drowning the body.
3 | Invest in a shearling
Simple, this one. A high quality shearling overcoat will last you a lifetime and keep you warm for just as long. This season’s best shearling coats (unsurprisingly) were at Hermes, though Giorgio Armani, Belstaff and Philipp Plein also showed desirable styles worthy of your cold hard cash. The look here is less on-pitch Motty, more off-duty ranch hand.
Shearling jacket by Giorgio Armani
The mix of suede and leather give this shearling jacket texture and detail.
4 | Go hiking
There was a protectionist mood at the shows back in January. It might have been something to do with the weather, but in reality, the clothes on show looked like just the kind of stuff we want to be wearing as we head into a separation from the European Union/a second Cold War. At Louis Vuitton there were python hiking boots and oversized nappa backpacks and at Giorgio Armani the lace up boots had a Swiss mountain climber from the Thirties vibe. At Christopher Raeburn the trend was at its purist – with the British designer sending out coats trouser and boots which you could actually feasibly climb Snowdonia in. If you’re going to make one investment come Autumn, make it a pair of high quality hiking boots. Bally or Moncler would be a good place to start.
Hiking boots by Gucci
These hiking boots from Gucci are the hybrid of fashion meeting function.
5 | Get yourself a wind cheater, stat
The technical outerwear trend shows no sign of abating – whether it’s the oversized puffer jackets shown by Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga, the hard wearing Velcro cagoules at Lanvin, or the ultra-long down-filled jackets sent out at Boss – right now if it ain’t nylon, we don’t want to know.
Windcheater by Boss
Windcheaters typically come in darker shades so why not opt for block colouring to elevate your technical jacket.
6 | You should definitely be wearing brown in town
The colour of choice for UPS delivery men and girl scouts, brown is the shade of the Season. Fendi led the charge with a host of double F-clad worker jackets, cagoules and shearling fleeces, while Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton showed a series of tree bark-hued overcoats, bomber jackets and deconstructed blazers. Feeling brave? Get yourself a brown suit (though you should probably aim for a shade closer to milk chocolate than Towie fake tan).
Coat by Fendi
This beige wool coat is ideal for the autumn with its slim cut finish and patch logo on the left breast.
7 | It’s all about checks
And the more clashing those checks, the better. Donatella Versace led the charge, with one of her best collections in years. Bright checked donkey jackets came teamed with tartan trousers and plaid shirts. It was much the same at Marni, where Francesco Risso showed super-oversized checks on equally oversized overcoats. If in doubt, team a classic plaid shirt with a check fisherman over-shirt for peak off-duty cool.
Loafers by Burberry
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8 | Head to the rodeo
The Western trend has been gathering pace for a while now, and you shouldn’t be packing away your spurs just yet. Cowboy-esque boots were everywhere in Milan, London and Paris. They were made from snakeskin at H&M Studio, they were shining white at Calvin Klein and they were ultra-pointy and super-aggressive at Givenchy. If in doubt, remember your heels should be Cuban and your toes should be chiselled to a point.
Jacket by Dries Van Noten
This midnight blue jacket from Dries Van Noten features western, brown leather piping that perfectly taps into the cowboy trend.
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The Greatest Autumn/Winter Trends For Men