For the past few years the team at Dinner-suit have tried to predict what the top men’s fashion trends will be at the beginning of the year … and in most cases we’ve been getting it right. We’ve not been loitering around at any fashion event or have mass-subscriptions to fashion magazines, we just speak to our readers and use our gut to predict. In this post we’ll take a look at the various fashion fads for 2016 so you’ll know what’s expected in order to look the part.
The sixties were iconic. They produced some of the greatest bands through to some of the most stylish fashion. We believe this year we’ll see a revival of a lot of sixties fashion designs from the ubiquitous denim jacket through to faux leather jackets. Retailers such as Rokit will sell these garment and also check out our last point below on where to get your 60’s fix.
They may have disappeared for a while but now they’re back and shinier than ever – yes the silk lapel has made a resurgence. These lapels have been used on tuxedo jackets for years but now these jackets are being worn with more casual clothing including dark jeans. In 2016 look out for burgundy jackets with black lapels, this is going to be the colour of the season.
A few decades ago fur clothing got a right kicking which meant it was a no-go area for most of the British population. However since we no longer need to farm chinchillas for their skins, relying instead on faux fur, the chewbacca look is back. Keep an eye out for large, opulent offerings in dark and pale brown fur.
Yes it was a classic song by Madness and they were taken to the extreme by MC Hammer but in 2016 baggy trousers will be a feature in most men’s wardrobes. Skinny and loose fit trousers will seem so last season against the baggy. Check out the likes of ASOS for a great range of trousers.
Is it a sleeveless jacket or a puffed up waistcoat? Neither – it’s a gilet! Over the past few years the gilet has made a bit of a comeback and with the likes of Superdry, Jack Wills, Henri Lloyd (featured) and Barbour having a go they’ll look trendier than ever in 2016; so you needn’t worry you’ll look like Marty McFly.
CHARITY SHOP FINDS
Back in the day rummaging around a charity shop was left to the poor and dishevelled however know its become a ‘thing’, an ‘event’. Groups of young trend setters will hit a high-street for an hour and go through as many charity shops as possible to find that gem of a retro garment; and there are some great finds to be had. Look high, look low and eventually you’ll bag yourself a unique one-off item.