“Bro-rompers” may be a current men’s fashion statement, but in terms of the best new men’s fashion trends to go with, you may not want to indulge (or donate to the cause). Ditto for bodysuits. A pleasing fashion movement that’s not going anywhere is the proper fit — and that goes from a bespoke suit or jacket to a pair of comfy jeans and a range of well-made shirts. Some men are looking to avoid spending a lot of money on their wardrobe, or even to cut back budget-wise as an experiment (a now-old idea was not buying new clothes for a year), but that’s not very practical. If you want to get noticed, you need to become serious about upping your style game. It doesn’t take all that much to do it: What you want to start with are on-trend style essentials that you can inject into your own wardrobe that work across an array of options. So here are 10 of the best new men’s fashion trends to consider. Go forth and shop!
Bespoke has been the trend for a while, and made-to-measure online is an easy way to go — try Indochino and Black Lapel. Buying off the rack? The most important thing is to learn about fit and then tailor that garment.
Word has it that beards are sexy, but your hair and beard require constant care. That’s where an annual membership, at a spot such as John Allan’s, with all its perks, comes in.
Florals are fashionable, as part of a general trend toward more color (pink is big). So are crisp, fresh Ts, though they never went out. Tie-dye is back as well — and its latest looks may surprise you.
One thing goes on top of another, right? Just remember that there’s method to this approach, especially if you don’t want to break too much of a lather while layering that jacket and button-down over your T.
Watches are eternally stylish because they will almost always fit you, even if you gain weight. The oversize hardware movement persists right now, but there are many styles to suit your budget and taste.
For neckwear, lapel pins, cuff links and more, your friend is the Tie Bar. From hats to shades, wallets, and even soap, a sensible place to stay on trend is J.Crew. Men’s accessories are mainstream now, and the big-box shops, even Amazon, also have a hand in the expanding their scope.
Retro is the word for your sneaks. And instead of flip-flops or mandals, you can try Soludos, (especially if you like TOMS), for the beach.
Unstructured looks. Stitching. Contrast points. Vintage buttons. Menswear has for some time been all about the little details – take a tip from the pros and focus on them as well.
You wear it now: Your hoodie or Henley, jeans, or short sleeves. Athleisure is almost a movement, not a trend. If you can go out in a piece of clothing, and then go outside and break a sweat in it after, you’re already indulging in the hottest trend there is.
Need more help getting your wardrobe in check? Here are more thoughts on the hottest new men’s fashion trends to help you out:
David Podgurski has written about travel, books, fashion + entertainment for digital and print media. He’s hunted down vintage finds in crumbling attics, published poetry, worked for the New York MTA, and likes to haunt museums, cafés and shops. When he isn’t traveling or writing, he’s thinking about his next trip — and what to enjoy when he gets there.