7 Hottest Menswear Street Style Trends From Fashion Month
Each Fashion Week season—as editors, influencers and buyers alike hustle between shows—it’s the fashion trends seen in the streets that often catch our eye; not to mention they're far more accessible than looks seen on the catwalk.
So, with Fashion Week season wrapping up, here are the top men's street style trends for autumn/winter 2019, so you can get a head start on the latest styles, colour and prints this winter.
Teddy bear coats
Not your standard Paddington Bear outerwear, the teddy bear coat was spotted several times on the streets of fashion week. In Paris, teddy looks came via statement pastel jackets, paired with copious amounts of black to reign in the colour. And, in Milan, the bear was in its natural habitat in shades of rich dark brown and black.
Scarves were all grown up this fashion week with the dapper accessory wrapped around the necks of well-dressed men—and in oversized lengths. In London, scarves—in jewel-tones—were long and draped over snug-fit knits and tailored chinos.
In Milan, big scarves came in more traditional colours, but hung long and wider still—in calm, neutral tones, at times fringed with tassels too.
Channelling the snow-tones this fall, the streets of fashion week were flaked in white—and lots of layers of the light shade. London led the trend, which saw white tailoring—from blazers to blousons—underpinned with stone white rollnecks and creamy knits.
Triple-white styles were seen in casual wear too, with khaki down jackets and stone chinos paired together and capped off with a beige baseball cap.
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Colour (on colour) is back in 2019. Take a colour-block cue from the lads in London, who rocked bright '90s colours—think yellow, blue and green—as jaunty scarves and sneaker styles.
The more adventurous style maestros mixed neon purples and oranges into their looks, but as a rule of thumb, stick to just two bold shades to avoid colour-overload.
Checks, plaid and (even the more renegade) tartan were major print trends on the streets last fashion month. And checks were strongest on outerwear. The Milanese men went more traditional with herringbone checks on overcoats, while tonal, blown-up checks decked out bombers, and casual trousers too, for a heritage take on streetwear.
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Denim isn’t necessarily a new trend. But the amount of light denim on the fashion week streets is worth noting.
Light blue jeans were paired with crisp cotton shirts and blazers for a smarter look, while double-denim starred with matching jackets. And the overall denim fit consensus? Not skinny, but more slim to trouser-esque.
That fact that European men were wearing sunglasses in peak winter (hello, low-light and grey skies) proves that shades are currently a style necessity.
In London, men went for '90s models that looked straight out of The Matrix, while mirrored and tinted lenses also proved popular; perfectly retro, and great for vision (and hiding) when indoors.
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