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MWD: MEN’S TRENDS TO KNOW NOW

19.11.13

Nights have drawn in and the promise of leaving the house in minimal layers is all but a distant memory. Worry not though, because we’ve rounded up a definitive list of all the most voguish items to have in your sartorial arsenal right now. Whether your style is dapper and distinguished or coolly casual, each of this list’s trends will ensure that keeping up with menswear’s cognoscenti is as effortless as possible.

men's style lumberjack red check shirt

1. CASUAL CHECKS

We’re huge fans of smart checks, but casual checks are big news for the colder months too. Ok, they’re never completely absent from the menswear landscape, but their classic appeal is undeniable. The most fashionable way to wear checks this winter? Opt for lumberjack check in red and black beneath your winter jacket.

men's navy trend aw13

2. THE NEW NAVY

For fans of a subdued aesthetic, this winter’s wisest way to go low key is to layer-up on navy separates. Mix your navy items with a dash of black, or if you’re feeling braver, head-to-toe is the way to go.

On Reiss: With its clean lines and double breasted design, Jeremy combines the best of trend and tradition, and is ideal for providing the finishing touch to your tonal navy outfit.

men's tassled loafers

3. LUXE LOAFERS

For style in each step, slip on a pair of this season’s luxe loafers. Whether you choose brown, black, tasselled, penny or fringed, each pair will add dapper anchorage to any outfit thanks to timeless formal appeal.

On Reiss: Crafted from fine Italian leather, Culross will act as a second skin for the most stylish of feet.

Men's Hats Trends

4. HAT HEADS UP

Tip your hat to the season’s hippest headwear, the fedora. This style will not only lend a debonair aesthetic to your look, it’ll negate the need for an umbrella under tempestuous skies too.

On Reiss: Rendered in pure wool felt, Pevensey is the ideal way to channel your inner dandy.

men's shearling jacket trend

5. SUAVE SHEARLING

Whether your choose to be inspired by aviation or wrap up in an unstructured silhouette, shearling will not only add textural style to wintry days, but it’s also more than up to the challenge of keeping out the worst of the wintry weather.

On Reiss: Subway’s sumptuously soft lining is a luxurious way to wrap up against frightful conditions outdoors.

men's double breasted jackets trend

6. DOUBLE & DEBONAIR

Double up on your tailoring this season and wear a classic style in its most modern interpretation. While double breasted designs are ideal for cutting a bold figure, their closely tailored structure means that this season’s crop feels current and cool too.

On Reiss: Fusing an old world aesthetic with a modern sensibility, Puglia seems befitting of a modern Jay Gatsby.

men's statement shoes

7. STATEMENT SHOES

Let your feet do the talking as well as the walking by donning a pair of statement making shoes. For high impact stick to highlighter hues, but for just a flash of fun opt for a brightly coloured sole.

men's camel coat trend

8. CAMEL COLOURED

One of our favourite remnants of last decade’s Mad Men obsession, the camel coat’s return has been hard to resist. Remaining largely similar to the very first styles, today’s camel coats are the ideal sartorial partners for top-to-toe tailoring.

On Reiss: Our Kanye camel coat not only looks the part, with its wool-rich exterior it feels sumptuously soft to the touch too.

men's sports luxe

9. A STYLE TO SPORT

The sports luxe look may take its inspiration from clothing designed for utility, but the season’s refined take on this trend means that it transcends a designed-for-purpose aesthetic. Our favourite way to wear this trend? Add a pair of streamlined trainers to the bottom of an otherwise formal all-black outfit for sportswear panache.

men's boots trend

10. HIGH KICKS

We love when practicality and style come together for the greater good, that’s why we’ll be donning all manner of  ankle skimming boots this season. Best worn in patent in a subdued hue, ankle boots are ideal for those days when the weather is at its most ferocious.