Hey it’s men’s style on Monday again and wow, guys take giant strides in fashion at H&M.
Color trends, tailored silhouettes and accessories that invite personal style are allowing men to break out of their shy and retiring fashion rut, and speak a full sentence in the language of fashion.
Recently, in Milan Enzo Miccio spoke loud and clear at the Emporio Armani spring 2013 dressed in a bold shoulder to ankle baby blue plaid suit. (See slideshow for images)
Women have freedom in fashion, so to speak. In fact, women wear the look of a confused peacock screaming all sorts of obscenities about fashion in their choice of clothes. Men barely utter a word with just a crazy bow tie. This fall trends are changing and it’s time for men to talk.
Key fall trends for men at H&M start the fashion conversation and H&M’s Head of Design Ann-Sofie Johansson is talking about piece-by-piece elements that will help make an entirely new stylish wardrobe for men.
These are her favorite looks for fall 2012:
50s fashion flash back to the cool and savvy tailored suits of men like Gary Grant, and Dean Martin. The modern twist to tailored suits is color.
Strong colored tailoring: “It’s so great that men are adding more color to their outfits. This fall, we’ve got some amazing suit jackets and pants in red, blue and green, which look so sharp.”
Rockabilly rebel trend is huge right now and the return of the rollneck sweater made famous by James Dean and the pompadour made famous by ‘The Bachelorette’ winner Jef Holm says so much about vintage setting the pace for trends in men’s fashion.
Fine rollneck sweater: “This fine rollneck will soon become everyone’s favorite new piece. It’s so versatile and is the perfect tool for layering this fall.”
Look out because athletic wear is influencing men’s fashion as well.
Tailored track pants: “These tailored track pants have such a clever design. By their very nature, they’re relaxed, but these still manage to look elegant too.” (Varsity Jackets have a come back this season as well)
Tone it down I hear you say? Okay, let’s eat some oatmeal. Just kidding oatmeal not as a food but as a color. Wash all that style down with a neutral tone of color. The simple go to piece in a man’s wardrobe that says classic calm.
Oatmeal cable knit: “With so much color going on, sometimes you want a simple basic to pull it all together. This oatmeal cable-knit sweater will be a favorite all season long and beyond.”
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