Men’s Fashion Director BRUCE PASK shares the key takeaways of the season.
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FIVE WAYS TO WEAR IT
The classic denim jacket is having a moment, as designers such as John Elliott and Ralph Lauren reinterpret the all-American icon. Whether worn with a T-shirt and hoodie or a white shirt and slim black tie, this tried-and-true wardrobe staple begs you to make it your own. Here are five of our favorite ways to style your denim jacket.
BELT BAGS ARE BACK
The long-maligned fanny pack has been made over, thanks to designers at Gucci, Balenciaga and Prada, who have updated its utilitarian nature using bold logos, decorative treatments and vivid colors. Try slinging this belted tourist favorite over one shoulder for an abbreviated take on the backpack.
With their durable lug soles, alpine hiking boots are equal parts style and performance—ideal for slushy city streets and snow-covered peaks alike. Try them with your weekday work wear when the forecast turns frigid.
This season, the Japanese designers Junya Watanabe and Chitose Abe of Sacai each collaborated with the great outdoors experts at The North Face to develop street-savvy capsule collections featuring parkas and technical pieces sure to make a statement.
ALL TIED UP
Smaller-scale patterns and prints (often called “neats”) are adding richness to ties this season. For a beautiful pairing, wear with checked shirts and subtle suiting.
The wide drop-shouldered jackets, slouchy sweaters and full trousers that defined ’80s style are finally making their comeback. Given fashion’s longstanding focus on slim, trim and cropped menswear, it’s only natural for the pendulum to reverse its swing with refreshing takes on the once familiar propor- tions. Dries Van Noten, Neil Barrett and Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga are among the designers leading the nostalgic charge.
Bold red-and-black plaids (a.k.a. buffalo checks) brightened up quite a few collections this season, as designers including Dries Van Noten and Neil Barrett incorporated the classic pattern in tote bags, shirts and utility jackets.
Perfect for crisp winter weekends, polar fleece—that snuggly soft performance fabric loved by campers and climbers alike—has been rediscovered in the form of hoodie styles by Stampd and Aimé Leon Dore.