Jan 11, 2009

12 Style Trends for Men

2009 begins with a brewhaha between mod and grunge that will result in a cordial fusion of the two. A few key trends will carry over from 2008 and even a few from seasons gone by. What we're seeing in the world of fashion, and this includes interiors and music, is a return to what's old is new. A merger of juxtaposing styles that represent the world's changing sensibility.

1. Lightweight silk or wool jersey cardigans
Try Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, LANVIN

2. tapered slim cut blazers and vests - Single or double breat, satin lapel tux jackets
Try Miharayasuhiro, Ann Demeulemeester, or Dolce & Gabbana

3. skinny ties - back with a Four-In-Hand knot
Try Neil Barret, Dior Homme, Givenchy
4. colored loafers
Try Tod's, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo

5. narrow pants/trousers - carry over but with a shorter hem
Try YSL, Costume National, Jil Sander, Lanvin

6. desert boots
Try Camper, Common Projects, Paul Smith, Fessura

7. vintage inspired leather jackets
8. combat boots
Try Diet Butcher Slim Skin, Marsell or a military surplus store

9. vintage inspired leather jewelry and distressed vintage belts.
Try Etsy.com, Burberry, Philip Crangi

10. bold horizontal stripes
Try Marc Jacobs
11. tapered yet drapey t-shirts with a vintage silky look

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