Men’s Outerwear – What’s Hot This Year
It’s been a cold January this year, with record-breaking temperatures and snowfall across most of the UK. We looked through the fashion weeks which took place across Europe, and found some fantastic winter inspiration at London and Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Take a look at the highlights with the top men’s jackets for this year, to find your own warmer winter choice.
Woolen and polyester trenchcoats saw huge popularity this year, none more so that those designed by Alexander McQueen, who focused on a red and black theme for his entire collection. For a more subtle look, a solid black or grey is an excellent option, keeping you warm and on-trend, or for a more simple statement piece go for one in a cream or beige colour. Designer Richard James created a tie-up trenchcoat using pale hues and soft, faux-shorthair fabric.
Quilted coats are highly practical, and last year’s strong theme of British nostalgia prompted many designers to draw on well-recognised styles such as the hunting jackets of heritage fashion and the parkas much-loved by the British indie scene. Topman led the way with a selection of pale creams and off-whites, adding faux-fur hoods and drawstrings to add a classic touch to a new version of Britain’s favourite coat.
These light jackets offer a smarter alternative to the bulky coat, and in a dark grey they’re the perfect item to wear alongside a suit, or even with casualwear to mix up your look a little. Oliver Spencer’s collection on the runway this year was all about simple pieces created with heavy wool in an almost military-style design, with prominent pockets and wide shoulders.
It’s worth taking a look yourself to see what else was on show this year – check out GQ’s report on the fashion weeks that have been and those that are coming up in 2013 for more inspiration for the coming year!
[Images: Alexander Mcqueen and Topman Design Fall 2013 – style.com, Oliver Spencer Fall 2013 iamgorgeous.blogspot.com, thumbnail beautyandthedirt]