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Style for Men: Autumn/Winter 2011
November 22nd, 2011Fashion, Inspiration, Style, TrendsSolosso 0 Comments

Winter is finally arrive and here are four key trends for this year Autumn/Winter menswear.

Unconstructed Tailoring – Skinny tailoring that has been popular in recent seasons will give way to a looser and less-fitted silhouette.  This can be seen in Ralph Lauren’s sack suits, which are characterized by a boxy jacket lacking the front darts found in more fitted suit styles.  Duffel coats and top coats by Paul Smith and other designers are also less fitted with a more rustic look.  Drop shoulders and pants that are loose or flared are additional details that are part of the more relaxed trend in men’s tailoring.


Ralph Lauren

Thick Knits – Cashmere and wool sweaters featuring chunky cables and traditional patterns are one of the newest trends for the season.  These classic sweaters can be worn layered over white or colored dress shirts or turtlenecks.  Fair Isle and Nordic sweaters with intricate hand knit patterns appeared this season in the collections of Robert Bastian, Junya Watanabe, Raf Simons and several others.  One of this year’s trendiest cold weather accessories is the tubular knitted scarf, a detachable cowl that provides the warmth of a wrapped scarf with far less bulk.



Rich Textures – Combinations of suede, tweed and fur are part of the continuing 1970s fashion trend.  Shearling outerwear (sheepskin combined with leather or suede) can be seen in designs by Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Ferragamo.  Corduroy is making a comeback this season, seen in wide wale pants from Louis Vuitton and full suits from Gucci.  Cord pants are a versatile winter substitute for denim, especially for more casual looks.



Tonal Dressing – This simply means a lack of contrast between pieces that are worn together.  Lighter and darker shades of the same color are combined to create a unified look.  Dolce & Gabbana did this especially well with gray and black striped sweaters worn over gray pants.  Outfits consisting entirely of shades of gray or brown will be especially popular this season.


Dolce & Gabbana

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