MENSWEAR ESSENTIALS FOR 2020
01. THE MOCK NECK
The mock-neck is right in between a crew neck and a turtle neck and is the breakthrough sweater star of the new decade. The high neckline combines comfort and warmth and provides the wearer with a smart and structured look. This type of sweater is perfect for the colder months and be be worn with tailored dress pants if you are feeling the formal spirits, but it will work just as well with a pair of a fine denim for a more casual look.
02. THE BELTED COAT
Men’s fashion is becoming more and more casual and it could very likely lead you to be looking for options beyond your double-breasted coat. Even though this type of greatcoat will always look amazing over a suit it can also seem a little stuffy in certain situations. Instead, consider a belted coat for a smart-ish looking piece of outerwear. When you tie the belt around your waist it will feel like a comfortable dressing gown that you can wear out of the house.
03. THE NAVY SUIT
We understand that suits are no longer a requirement for most workplaces, but that is still no a reason not to own one. Trust me, when the occasion calls for it, you will be very grateful to have one in your closet. Also, suits aren’t just for weddings or job interviews, you can wear one with a shirt and tie, but, if you get the right cut and fabric, you can also pair it with a T-shirt, turtleneck, colored mock-neck sweater and even a pair of sneakers. The most versatile color is a navy blue suit. It works in a formal environment but is an absolute stunner when worn casually.
04. THE DRAWSTRING TROUSERS
Drawstring trouser have been the biggest breakthrough in casual menswear. They are hitting the sweet spot in between the neat tailored pants and the comfortable loungewear. Drawstring pants are the future of the semi-formal trousers. If you don’t own one yet, make sure to purchase one soon. This is a staple item you do not want to miss out on.
05. THE SHEARLING JACKET
The 1970s shearling fashion trends has made it’s comeback in the winter of 2015 and has been coming back ever since. This year looks no different from the previous years, which gives you the perfect excuse to pick one up for yourself if don’t own one already.
06. THE WIDE-LEG TROUSERS
We understand that this might be a little “out of the box” moment for the younger generation among us, but now is a good time to consider the options beyond the skinny pants and jeans. The option is this department are many, you could opt for the formal version, you could also go for skater style denim but you could also opt for the 90s madness. All these different types of wide legged pants and jeans are a wardrobe staple for the coming seasons.
07. THE TIE-DYE SWEATSHIRT
In the previous blog post we discussed the 2019 fashion highlights and the tie-dye sweater was one of them. Did we think that last summer’s tie-dye trend would last for more than just a couple of weeks? Not really. But we were proven wrong. As interest in handicraft resonates across designer men’s collections and sustainable production techniques become more and more relevant, the 1960s hippy trend seems to be more appropriate than ever.
08. THE WATCH
One thing that will never be out of style is being on time. And this makes this wardrobe staple so important. A classic watch was, and always will be, a great accessory that is on top of it all also a very useful one.
09. THE OXFORD SHIRT
This is not a new, fresh on the market type of garment. The button down collar shirt has been around for quite some time – the mid 20th century to be exact. Decades later, it remains the most versatile shirt you can possibly own. It’s a great option for a casual look, for a semi-formal look, and it can also work for a little more formal environment. When looking for an oxford shirt make sure to aim for one in a thick cotton as this makes it more resistant to wear, which makes the perfect base for your day-to-day outfits.
10. THE TENNIS SNEAKER