Men's Fashion Trends for Fall and Winter 2011
If you are looking for one word to describe the men’s fashion trends for fall and winter 2011, it has to be “impressive”. The one singular theme running through just about every trend for men this season is that the looks are designed to impress. Making heads turn is easy when you incorporate any of this season’s top men’s fashion trends into your wardrobe.
The Straight and Narrow of Fall and Winter 2011 Men’s Fashion
One element that you will notice this year is that narrow is definitely in style. From narrow tartan plaid ties to cuffed narrow fitting men’s trousers, the look is all about streamlined dressing. Ties featuring this season’s vibrant plaids are much narrower than last year. Pant legs are significantly slimmer from the knee to ankle, which works perfectly with the hot trend of cuffing your pants. If you are daring, you can also opt to check out the colored pant trend but brightly colored khakis and denims are not for the faint of heart. From rocker-inspired suits sporting a crisp cuff to khakis casually rolled at the ankle, the look is all about attracting attention to your footwear. This leads perfectly into the colored sock and chunky soled shoe trend. From brilliantly colored argyle socks to thinly woven solid color stunners, the key this year is to show off your socks. Not the season to where you white striped sport socks, you definitely want to show off your personality when it comes to choosing colorful socks. Coordinate your socks with your necktie or outerwear scarf for a look that is straight off the pages of a fashion magazine. Narrow cut loafers and wingtips are hugely popular this year, but be sure to opt for a much chunkier sole. These shoes are investment pieces that will be in your wardrobe for years, so definitely opt for quality over quantity.
The Softer Side of the Men’s Fall and Winter 2011 Fashion Season
Another key element in this season’s fashion trends for men is softness. From the trendy puffed aviator inspired jackets to soft leather briefcases, this year the look is all about a lived-in look. Camel hair coats are hugely popular but with a less structured feel to them. Whether you opt for a vintage camel hair hip length car coat from the local thrift store or a designer labeled knee length style, the key is to opt for casual elegance rather than stiff and stuffy. Add a colorful scarf to match your socks or narrow tie and you will be ready for the runways of Paris or New York. Fine gauge turtleneck sweaters are a must have this season, especially when worn under a casual and soft tweed blazer. Work in the trendy softer brown tones of fall and you will have hit all the right notes for fall and winter 2011’s must have fashion trends for men.
No matter which trend elements you work into your wardrobe this season, the key is to wear them with bravado and understated showmanship. Impressive style is all about wearing the trends in your own distinctive way so that you wear the trend and the trend does not wear you.