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Mens AW17 Fashion Trends

Cooler weather demands more creativity and a little extra prep from our polished men to craft a look that is warm, comfortable and stylish. Throwing on jeans and a tee simply won't cut it for the chilly mornings waiting on the train platform! The key is hard working layers and statement jackets in the season's coolest tones and textures to heat up your look (and your toes).

Textural Healing

Up your basics game with long sleeved tee's and knits that are waffled, quilted and ribbed. It's time to update those classic pieces because basic just isn't cutting it this time round! Look for suede, wool and leather details to really impress. The AW17 look is rich and touchable. Extra credit if you are willing to take it a step further and experiment with THE fabric of the moment - Velvet.

           
           Oxford                         Witchery                              H&M                           Trenery

70's Revival

This rich texture trend is a derivative of one of the bolder aesthetics for Men in Autumn/Winter, 70's revival, with suede and corduroy pieces dropping in stores that look straight off the back of Kelso from That 70s Show. Think shearling collared denim jackets, camel cord pants, copper and navy tones, retro striped tee's, cream denim and bell bottom flares. Ok, we were joking about the bell bottoms....for now. Nostalgia is at a peak and nothing is sacred.

 
            Just Jeans                      Uniqlo                    General Pants                      Levi's

Plaid

This trend is not just about embracing your inner lumberjack. Sure, you'll smash Level 1 in the game of AW trendsetting in checkered flannel, but to really kill it you want to seek plaid suiting - blazers, trousers and shirts with bonus points if you clash your plaids. Size is the key here - team large checks with small. The look is eclectic but smart. Colour combo to try: Orange/Brown.

        
              Industrie                              M.J. Bale                        Peter Jackson

The Bomber

The bomber Jacket is the trend that will never die for both men and women. It has seamlessly slipped into wardrobes for its cool, sports-luxe vibes. Brands like Saba and H&M have breathed new life into the style by experimenting with new season colours and fabrics. The look is more luxurious this time round with high shine, smooth touch and intricate detail bringing bombers into 2017. Give it street cred by teaming with tapered denim, long line tee's and sneakers, or smarten with a button-up, chinos and desert boots. Witchery Man are trend go-to with leather and quilted styles and even a super streamline number which takes the bomber to boardroom.

       
             Witchery                                   Saba                                  Country Road

All Camel Everything

It's been steady for a while now but lets make this thing official, camel is men's Winter's MVP. It's the team player that leads, supports and works with everything. Boring jeans and white tee combo need a lift? Add a camel overcoat to spice things up. Got your new plaid shirt but too scared to go plaid on plaid? how about a camel chino? Need a shoe that goes with all these overwhelming new trends? Chill, camel desert boots have you covered. You get the drift.

        
                    H&M                                  Ron Bennett                      Florsheim Shoes

Pass the Merlot

Making camel work for it this season is its showier colour friend that goes by many names - Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot, or as it's known on the streets, burgundy. It's just as toasty and rich in cosy knits and swanky blazers as it is in a goblet with a well done steak. This trend lifts neutral combos, brings out the best in denim and looks particularly dapper paired with navy. Try burgundy chinos with a dark chambray shirt, a chunky knit over your work shirt or go the whole hog in a wine toned suit. For the particularly brave, couple merlot with moss green!

  
                 Politix @ Myer                                M.J. Bale                       Country Road

Must Have Shoe: Chelsea Boot

This season add a touch of class back into your wardrobe with the classic gentleman's shoe, the Chelsea Boot. this style is over 150 years old but whatever it is doing, we need to know because its age doesn't show, looking as good today as it did on your great, great granddaddy. Black or brown, Chelsea works with your favourite smart casual get-up, or can bne worn with a suit to work or a wedding. What a trooper! look to the professionals here as fit is of the utmost importance, especially if you are used to a more forgiving lace-up style.

  
            Windsor Smith                                 Aquila                                 Florsheim Shoes
Posted by Macquarie Centre on 11 May 2017 within Fashion
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