A well-dressed man exerts confidence and sex appeal. And, right
now, it’s a fun time to experiment with fashion. Gone are the days of boring
black suits with a white shirt and simple tie. Just this year Billy Porter wore
his version of a black suit and wowed the world in his Oscar ensemble, and then
again when he attended the Met Gala. It’s not every day that a guy is trending
more than Kim Kardashian for his fashion choices.
Now, you don’t have to go as far as Billy Porter, but men’s fashion has come a long way. There are more options with patterns and intricate detail work to help set you apart while showcasing your personality. Here are a few trends to keep an eye on and test out to see what works best for you.
Designers like Prada and Burberry are taking coats to the next level. Coats for men have become more than just something to keep you warm. They have become a fashionable layering piece you won’t want to take off when you go indoors. The current trend for these coats is for it to hit right at around the knee. A lightweight version of this would work great for the summer, especially for rainy days. They can be found in a variety of styles and colors, ranging from black to something bold with a great pattern.
Bomber jackets have been popular for a while but what makes this trend new is the design on the jackets. The bomber jacket is a staple piece for Karamo Brown from the Real World and now Queer Eye on Netflix. In just about every single episode, he’s wearing a different statement bomber jacket. He’s become so synonymous in having a killer bomber jacket on that he’s even started designing and selling his own at KStately.com. This is an easy trend to wear and looks much sharper than a hoodie during the cool summer evenings.
A black suit will always be classic. It’s a great piece to have in your wardrobe, but the new trend is to wear a suit with a little more personality and fantastic details. Celebrities like Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Chris Evan (The Avengers) have ditched the black tux on the red carpet and opted for something with more color. A great place to start with this trend is to find a suit coat with a subtle pattern that you can pair with your black suit pants. This will wow everyone at any summer wedding you attend this summer.
Go beyond the stripes and checks and expand your shirt game. More men are stepping out of the box and wearing shirts that show off their personality. These shirts have some of the nostalgia of a Hawaiian shirt but with a modern take. They tend to be more fitted and can be found with just about any pattern you can think of – birds to floral to pineapples and so much more. Have some fun and pick up a short-sleeved fitted shirt this summer and wear it for a date night out with your partner.