Over the past decade or so, menswear has undergone something of a revolution. Men are once again starting to take a pride in their appearance. They want to look good, and are more than prepared to put in the time and effort to do so.
Retailers have responded and are now providing plenty of choice, which means shopping for clothes is now just as easy for men as it is for women. In the past, some men were left behind because they felt that most of the clothes out there were too fancy. The hipster and workwear trends changed all that, and they are set to continue. From the looks of things, rugged clothes are here to stay, for at least another year.
For my husband, who works outside, this is very good news. It makes it easy for him to find good quality clothes that look good as well as keep him warm and dry while he is working.
Check flannel shirts are still popular. Because they are made from a mix of wool and cotton, they are great options for the changeable spring weather. Natural fibres help your body to regulate its temperature, so, naturally, they are particularly good choice for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. They are also a great choice for those who like activities like hiking, climbing and riding.
In the past jumpers were not widely worn by the hipster crowd, but that is set to change this year. Plain v-necks are available practically everywhere you look.
Fur lined jackets
Good jackets are still an essential, and there is an amazing choice. Bomber jackets are still popular, but they are a bit lightweight for some men, so it is good to see heavier fur lined jackets are still widely available. The changeable weather means that more men are opting to wear two jackets. This is a good look that is also practical. A denim jacket paired with a waterproof one is likely to prove a popular combination.
For spring and summer, it looks like russets and greens are going to be particularly popular. However, apparently the must have shirt for 2017 will be a powder blue one, so this rangeof men's denim shirts is bound to sell well.
Skinny jeans are still in
If your husband has a wardrobe full of skinny jeans, the good news is he will still be on trend, because most designers are continuing to include them in their range. However, leg widths are starting to widen slightly with quite a few offering straight cuts as well.
Work boots are still very popular, but that trend is starting to give way to soft, ankle length lace ups. Coloured laces are being used to add variety, and allow men to make their footwear blend in better with what they are wearing.
The above are all winter/spring trends. For the summer, cut off shorts, coupled with sleeveless shirts and t-shirts made from natural fibres are set to form the basic wardrobe.