After years of conventional patterns, styles and trends in men’s designer clothing, a revolution of some sort came into full circle and with it, a new focus on updating the designer clothing for men all over the world. With designers such as Ralph Lauren, Henri Lloyd and more recently, Pretty Green, there’s now reason to celebrate with each season’s new arrivals.
Even the predictable jeans have seen new styles, dyes, cuts and fits. Men now can select a more flared leg, a deeper blue or a relaxed fit; further, the stronger sex now has as many designers to select from as women have always enjoyed. Men’s jumpers are easily located with V necks or crew necks, solids or patterned fabrics and any number of options one could dream up.
Some particular styles of clothing that are predicted to be popular in 2011 are:
• Designer jeans with dropped crotches by Humor
• Fitted men’s designer t-shirts by Religion
• Leather jackets – big with Armani this season
• Combat boots
• Chunky knitwear
But it’s more than that. It’s more than more designers, options and shades of blues; it’s about acknowledging, once and for all, that men take their appearances and styles as seriously as their female counterparts. No longer is anything assumed, now, men define their own looks and they don’t take too kindly to others determining what that look is. Whether it’s a great pair of chinos for the weekend or an Italian handmade suit that’s appropriate in the most elegant settings, husbands, brothers and sons are now shouldering the decisions about thread colors and they’re running with what makes them feel better about themselves. Tired of feeling left out of the decision making process, the new trend is to leave the missus at home while the newly inspired male takes to coordinating his own socks and ties. And guess what? He’s doing it as well, and dare we say even better, than many women could have done.
The change that we are feeling in the fashion world is nothing more than fashion-conscious men taking their places front and center in the menswear sections of the clothing shops.