Menswear trends: AW18
From the shade to be seen in and the print of the moment, to the outdoorsy sport invading urban pavements...
Luckily, there's an antidote of accessible and wearable trends to choose from, too. From the shades to be seen in to the print of the moment, see the crucial AW18 menswear trends below.
PLAID, CHECK, TARTAN AND MORE...
Checks, tartan, houndstooth and more may seem like safe bets when the colder months creep in, but this season they've gone bold, bright, and all-over. From the renaissance of skater-approved checkered Vans, to Thom Browne's rainbow brights, heritage prints are going haute couture. Dig yours out.
Ami Sweater, £265. Buy here
Check trousers, £39.99. Buy here
Thom Browne jacket, £1,100. Buy here
Vans, £52. Buy here
Statement knits, whether they're graphic and urban or rural and bobbly, everything thick, knitted and slightly oversized are bang on trend this season.
Joseph knit, £275. Buy here
Gucci, £670. Buy here
Prada sweater, £360. Buy here
Basketball, tennis, athletics and other sports have all had their way with fashion trends in times past. Now, hiking-wear is being thrown in front of fashion's lens. From the achingly covetable collaboration between Swedish outerwear brand Stuttterheim and London cool kids Band of Outsiders, to thick, hardy hiking boots, it's time to hit the streets like you're heading to the Hebrides.
Timberland x Off-White velvet boots, £495. Buy here
Stutterheim x Band of Outsiders jacket £295. Buy here
Diemme boots, £209. Buy here
From Don Draper worthy suits to an ankle-flash of rainbow socks, stripes are emerging out of the 'strictly city attire' realm into a pre-eminent trend for autumn/winter 2018.
Kingsman suit, £1,495. Buy here
Paul Smith socks £18. Buy here
Reiss cuban collar shirt, £40. Buy here
SUEDE, LEATHER AND SHEARLING
Whether Matrix trenches or aviator shearling, opt for both sleek and worn-out hides for an effortless statement and homage to autumn's warmest trend.
Emporio Armani coat, £2,500. Buy here
All Saints jacket, £345. Buy here
Zara jacket, £89.99. Buy here
While there were plenty of jewel-toned and embellished velvet numbers on AW18s runways – notably Lou Dalton's – Velvet doesn't have to translate to the painfully suave. Rough it up with courduroy in earthy, autumnal hues, or opt for velvet accents like A.P.C's baseball caps (which are back, by the way) or a skinny velvet tie.
Oliver Spencer jacket, £360. Buy here
A.P.C. velvet cap, £95. Buy here
Lanvin velvet tie, £100. Buy here
Givenchy sneakers, £450. Buy here