Anyone who is interested in fashion knows that the industry is all about trends. Trends come and go, but when they are “in,” it’s more than worth trying to incorporate them into your wardrobe. 2011 has seen a variety of trends in men’s fashion, many of which are likely here to stay for at least a few years. The following are just a few of the top men’s fashion trends for 2011, all of which are extremely popular at the moment.
The days of the briefcase may soon be coming to an end, especially thanks to the rise in popularity of messenger bags. Made popular years ago by bicycle couriers, messenger bags are both functional and attractive, and allow men of all walks of life to carry with them everything they might need in order to get through the day. Accessorizing with a messenger bag is rather easy, and the results can be quite attractive. Like footwear, messenger bags work best when they are neutral (black or brown) in color, as they can be worn with a variety of different types of outfits.
Believe it or not, androgyny is one of the most popular men’s fashion trends as of late, and can be quite effective when pulled off correctly. There are a variety of different types of clothing that is not gender-specific, which can be worn by both men and women to great effect.
With the popularity of television shows like Mad Men, it’s no surprise that the full suit is once again finding popularity in men’s fashion. While suits are typically associated with formal affairs, men who are interested in fashion often wear them to great effect in even the most casual of situations. Purchasing a full suit can be expensive, making it all the more important to work with a good tailor in order to ensure that the suit fits correctly.
Color is one of the most important fashion elements to take into consideration, and men of all walks of life are using loud colors to their advantage in 2011. While wearing clashing colors is not exactly something that most people would consider a wise idea, it can actually be quite effective when pulled off correctly. Bright, neon colors may be difficult to incorporate into an outfit, but are part of a large trend this year and are likely to stick around for quite a while.
The “hipster” look has been popular for some time now, and isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Dressing like a hipster is easy, and can be quite attractive. Skinny jeans, leather jackets and studded belts are all elements of this style, although there are plenty of other things that can be done in order to accentuate hipster attire. For a lasting trending, the hipster look is tough to beat.