Luckily, this season sees some of 2017’s biggest trends spill over into 2018. So as well as breaking down what you should be holding on to in order to nail the key looks, we caught up with some of the industry’s top insiders to get the styling tips that’ll maximise the wears of last year’s investments.
For the past few seasons, looser cuts and more relaxed shapes – whether that’s on coats, hoodies or, indeed, trousers – have been working their way from the runways to the mainstream. The more louche way of dressing, which started to be picked up by brands and retailers in 2016, is likely to peak over the next 12 months.
Although the look has been a slow-burner (and no doubt we’ll all get skinny jean withdrawals now and again), if you snapped up a more roomy fit last year, we have good news – wide-leg trousers have serious staying power.
How To Wear
“The easiest entry into the world of wider fits is with denim. No need to go full Slim Shady though, a straight leg is a good first step. Try a rugged dark selvedge or black jean with a chunky turn-up and brogue boots.
“For a smarter look, it’s wise to wear something with weight like a wool-mix. This will gather nicely on your shoe rather than just looking like you’ve got your dad’s trousers on.”
If there was one piece we couldn’t move for last year, it was the Cuban collar shirt . Such was the influence of Mr Montana that open necklines ran the gamut from high street to high end. And rightly so – the cut can look extremely sleek, and we’re happy to report it’s here to stay.
Hawaiian prints might have calmed down, but if you’re in possession of a muted botanical print or plain Cuban collar shirt, keep hold of it. This year, combine yours with a leather jacket and some slim-fit jeans for a rock ‘n’ roll update of an old-school classic.
How To Wear
“Cuban collars will be here to stay for a few summers because they’re practical. The best of these shirts come in cotton or linen, making them light and airy on a hot day – and flattering. I’ll often recommend these collars to guys with narrow shoulders because it makes them look broader.”
Oh yes….That is me.