We know our Caribbean fellas like to keep it phresh, so we’ve extracted a few of our favourite menswear trends for Fall/ Winter 2018 to share with you guys! We really wanted to put emphasis on trends that we felt could work in both the islands and in areas with cooler climates, so we hope you like what we’ve come up with!
One of the universal trends this season for both men and women, animal prints are all over the damn place. However, with menswear the two biggest players were definitely snakeskin and tiger stripes, so if you can get your hands on one of them then go through!
Another trend that made it onto both menswear and womenswear trend lists is the concept of utilitarianism and industrial fashion. I think it’s pretty obvious by now that we’re particularly excited about this one, but we were even more excited by the one unexpected piece that kept popping up for guys: Fireman’s Jackets. Think you can pull it off?
We know that a lot of you are really diggin’ the 90’s these days (we see you out here… you ain’t fooling us), but we don’t blame you! Some of our favourite nostalgic trends have found themselves in the spotlight once again. Tracksuits, bucket hats and oversized fugly sneakers have all made a comeback, and have already been embraced by the male fashion community. Even though we know y’all already got this one, here are some inspo pics…
Take it Outside
Aka “The Great Outdoors” aka “Bear Grylls Realness”. FW18 runways were all about embracing sportswear and outerwear, with hiking gear at the forefront. The presentation of this trend does have a similar vibe to the utilitarian trend but it’s really and truly because they sort of go hand in hand. Take a risk to pair them together, or keep it simple by finding a more practical piece.
Brown is the new black. This colour was present in every shade and hue in everything from clothing to shoes to accessories. We know it may not necessarily be everyone’s favourite go-to clothing colour, but these inspo looks just might change your mind.
Go for Logo
We know what you’re thinking… “Logos again?!” The answer is yes! More logos! There’s a reason they’re calling it logo mania! Honestly though, you don’t have to go too crazy. It can be something as simple as rocking your favourite Nike logo tee, or diving all the way in with some full-on logo printed pants.
The wild west is back so calling all cowboys! This really is a broad one so feel free to be as creative with it as possible. “Western” meant everything from styles to embellishments to prints to shoes to accessories literally everything. Honestly, it’s so flexible that ANYONE can give this trend a go. To stay in the safe zone, invest in a checkered shirt or two, or if you really want to push boundaries, why not try something with a bit of fringe? #livealittle
Something about a man with square shoulders… ANYWAYS. There are many, many ways to incorporate this look into your wardrobe, but perhaps the simplest way is through the use of blazers and sports-coats. They’re available in so many fabrics, styles and colours, and can be worn with almost anything. So the next time you’re going out, why not throw on a blazer over your favourite jeans & t-shirt combo? Make it a lewk. Do it for us! Do it for the ladies!
We’re coming back to this one because it’s a major trend this season, and can fit into other styling categories besides “Western” and “Nineties” . If you’re shopping for checkered anything over the next few months and really want to keep on trend, go for those with bolder, more contrasting colours. Don’t be afraid to go crazy and mix prints here also! Make them bold styling choices!
Tis’ the season to rep your favourite cartoon characters. With so many brands and retailers collabing with popular cartoon shows it should be no problem at all to get your hands on some merch.
More like pinstripes on vacation! (Staleeee)
This classic print usually seen as rigid and uptight has finally gotten a makeover i.e. casual pinstripes are in and we’re loving it! No more stush vibes! Pinstripe suits are now softer and somewhat relaxed, offering their wearers a more nonchalant look. This could be such a great going-out alternative for guys. Think about it… A pair of slouchy pinstripe pants with a logo tee and some cool sneakers. Throw in some 90’s with one of them belt chains and BOOM- unknowingly you’ve become a style icon.
Come on guys… we know you have a pair of Timbs stashed away somewhere…
Super, super easy to incorporate into your looks and even easier to source locally!
This is for the real fashion lovers or guys that might want to take a risk and try something new!
What trends are you most excited to try?