This Year’s Biggest Menswear Trends for the Holiday Season

As you may know, I don’t cover menswear too much on this blog. But, this year, some of the clothes I have seen men wearing on the fashion runways have really caught my eye. Now, is a particularly interesting time for men’s fashion. So, today’s article is all about menswear trends for the holiday season.

2019 men’s short trends

No hot weather menswear collection would be complete without shorts. For most men, when the sun comes out, they are a go-to item.

The chino and cargo short trends of 2018, seems to have been replaced by far more casual looking denim shorts. For men who like longer shorts, some retailers are continuing to stock the just above the knee type.

2019 men’s smart and casual suit trends

For men, looking smart and elegant is back in vogue, this year. During the work week that means a tailored suit in a luxury fabric like mohair.

Alexander McQueen’s tailored pinstripe suit which featured a long jacket with a subtly nipped in waist caught everyone’s eye. So, you can expect to see something similar appearing in the shops soon.

Quite a few men will be wearing their suit jacket or blazer with jeans. That 90s fashion trend seems to be hot at the moment.

But, it is the casual suit trend that is going to make all the difference to what your boyfriend or husband packs for the holidays. The shirtless suit trend that has been bubbling away in the background for a couple of years has definitely gone mainstream.

Soft cut, casual suits made from materials like linen are perfect for warm evenings or for the trip to and from the resort.

Hiking sandals

When on holiday, most people spend more time than normal on their feet. With this in mind, most footwear designers include sandals in their collections.

This year is no different. It is the turn of the hiking sandal. They may not look that pretty, but the fact that all of the straps can be adjusted means that they are at least comfortable. But, you have to buy the right type.

Big shirts

This year, a lot of men will be wearing more shirts than normal. For the holiday season (abroad or UK holiday trips in particular) a long shirt that can be worn unbuttoned over a t-shirt during the day and buttoned in the evening with trousers is a must.

Short sleeves and lightweight shirts

Short sleeves can look super trendy on men, especially when worn with denim cut offs or chinos. The good news is that for the remainder of 2019 going into 2020, mens shirt trends aren’t tailored to a certain print or pattern.

This year, it’s all about getting the fit right. So it’s more about wearing a shirt that works to the shape of your body, and doesn’t sit too long or to short. Checks, fine stripes and small detailed graphics always work well on shirts – just be mindful that the material must be quality so the shirt falls correctly.

Cotton is always a safe bet, and you can get some of the most breathable cotton shirts from so many retailers which work well with both shorts, jeans or smart trousers.

Double-Breasted And Coloured Suits

Most men will be glad to hear that there can be some fun injected to their S/S19 fashion, along with a touch of dressing up. We’re talking about the return of smart coloured shirts worn with double breasted jackets. After all, it’s nice for something to challenge the streetwear look.

When suits get too over the top, they stop feeling fun. This season’s move is to strike the balance between uninspired and crazy, making suits wearable yet styling with a pop of colour underneath them. Now is not the time to dust off your navy two-button, unless you intend to wear it with a floral, Cuban collar shirt and bucket-sized trainers.

Instead, think of boxy shapes, ideally double-breasted and in a lesser-spotted (but not blinding) colour. Pistachio, good. Not lime green!

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