Innovation and Eccentricity

2013 is set to be the year of true style statements. Forget the wardrobe standbys and old favourites, the New Year is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and experimenting with contemporary style. From new prints to classics making a comeback, designers have been showcasing their collections for S/S 2013.  If you are looking to give your wardrobe a makeover ahead of the New Year, here are our top 3 picks for 2012 menswear trends.

Hell for Leather

Not that leather has ever been out of style but we predict that 2013 is going to be the year of new twists on the classic leather look. Signature leather jackets will be back with a vengeance so start shopping around for a look that matches your personal style. The Delusion clothing collection is known for its innovative approach to menswear and the latest range includes several different styles of leather jackets. Check out the Manifest leather jacket, a must for contemporary fashion lovers.

burgundy leather jacket for men 2012

We’re In the Army Now

Camo print was all over the S/S 2013 runways, either as an all-over print or as a subtle detail. The military influence is set to be a big hitter in the New Year with many designers using military-style tailoring and sturdy materials to give their pieces an on-trend edge. Camouflage appeared on the runways of Comme des Garcon, Dries Van Noten and Valentino this year and experts are predicting that it will soon hit the high street. If you are feeling adventurous try head to toe camo however if you prefer to ease yourself in gently, a splash of army green is a great compromise.

camo print winter 2012 for men

Heavy Metal

Men’s formal wear is also set to have a makeover in 2012 with satin, silk and metallic fabrics taking centre stage. Expect to see a lot of navy, bronze, grey and burgundy hitting the high street, combining classic tailored looks with contemporary colours and fabrics, the New Year is all about innovation. Designers such as Calvin Klein and Ermenegildo Zegna are leading the way when it comes to the invasion of metallic fabrics, proving that shiny suits have lost their bad 80’s movie reputation!


Ermenegildo Zegna 2013 Metallic