This week Style Watch is taking a look at what’s in store for the boys.
Men’s fashion has grown enormously over the past decade or so with much more on offer now than just jackets, jumpers and jeans.
Although women are more likely to jump on the trend bandwagon, men in Ireland are certainly beginning to embrace their inner sartorialist. With sports stars, musicians and actors taking pride in their appearance, it seems the Joe Soaps of the world are beginning to follow suit.
High street stores such as Topman, Zara, H&M and Penneys are providing the male population with stylish and up-to-date attire to keep them looking sharp and on trend, without being too ‘fashion’.
The catwalk for menswear this season was all about texture. Prada and YSL took a more eccentric take on the look, and brought power dressing to new extremes with a mixture of rich velvets, leather and tweed in a range of tailoring from slim-fit, double-breasted suits to dictatorial style coats.
For a more toned down version of the trend, H&M’s burgundy velvet blazer priced at €129 is sure to smarten up plain black slacks. Pair them with a crisp white shirt and patent brogues to finish the look. For the more adventurous, this sequin bow-tie from Topman, €14, is sure to attract some attention.
Another popular look this season is the country gentleman style. Think tweed trousers and wool jumpers. Burberry embraced the trend this season but Penneys is doing the trend justice at a much lower price point.
This look is smart but casual and the blazer (€45) would look great with a plain white shirt and jeans for a more simple approach to the trend, teamed with a cardigan (€12), shirt (€11), knitted tie (€3), jeans (€19), and boots (€16), all from Penneys.