In need of sprucing up your wardrobe this season? Or stuck on appropriate winter fashion for the cold? Then get to know the trends for Autumn/Winter 2016 with this exclusive guide, only with The Idle Man.Read more Men's Style Guide features.
It's that time of year again when we're figuring out what the next biggest trends are going to be, so that you can always look your best, and be bang on trend at the same time. I know what many of you will be thinking, 'we haven't even got through summer yet', and you'd be right, but it never hurts to be ahead of the game. Personally, the autumn and winter months are my favourite, they allow you to really experiment with your wardrobe and try new things without being too hot and sweaty. So, whether you want to try and tackle neutral tones or a statement coat this season, you can always rely on us over here at Idle HQ to guide you through it all.
Trends for Autumn: Jackets
As men, we always like to have that element of practicality to our wardrobes, whether it be functional pockets, or somewhere safe to store your phone and wallet. So, this autumn/winter, why not try and go for a practical piece of outerwear to keep you warm, stylish and practical all at the same time. The best way to achieve this is to get investing into a parka jacket. For us this season, they have caught our eyes on and off catwalks, from street style to our very own brands Spiewak and Fat Moose. Commonly designed with a fur hoodie, heavy duty fabric and additional areas for storage - it's your wardrobe essential you never knew you needed.
What to Wear This Winter
We love the idea of partnering the parka with heavy duty and utility staple pieces. With the versatile choice of shoes that can go with a parka, it's essentially a must-have for your wardrobe. Taking inspiration from the looks below, when in need for a quick outfit build, simply throw on a work chino or a slim black jean, with a durable smart shoe.
With it being winter, you'll always need a decent coat to see you through the season, but, that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Statement coats were everywhere at the shows and over here at Idle HQ, we loved them. Brands such as Farah, Wood Wood and our very own The Idle Man showcased some great statement coats for next season. From overcoats to leather, opting for staple outwear is your easy route to sprucing up your outfit - especially for Friday night drinks. You are probably asking, what makes a 'statement' jacket? The answer is Scandinavian-inspired designs, modern cuts and this season earth-tones and greyscales are what makes a jacket a staple. For this season, opting for overcoats, bombers or branded anoraks are you're easy go-to for dominating the trend.
What to Wear This Winter
The beauty of statement jackets is that it gives you the opportunity to play around with your layering. While the jacket is simple itself, don't feel held back from experimenting with layering, and opting for a shirt and a jumper to complete your look. At Idle HQ we love the street looks above. They've proven that a minimal statement jacket doesn't have to be boring, especially for this season. Whether you go for a sports-lux inspired look, or something a little more defined and modern, opting for a staple coat for your winter fashion will have you covered.
Shearling is a classic and timeless fabric that looks great no matter how you wear it. For this autumn/winter, grab yourself a shearling jacket to see you through the colder months, both in practical warmth and style. Coach's designs for the season have trickled down into our favourite brands such as Schott, who showcased some cracking shearling jackets, in both black and brown leather.
What to Wear for this Winter
Wearing shearling doesn't have to be a struggle. In fact, it's one of the most versatile jackets you can own. Warm yet effortlessly stylish, mix trends with your shearling by opting for a roll neck. Or for a more classic, 'biker' vibe, throw on a check shirt.
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