We all know that Europeans set the trend when it comes to fashion. Often Americans are playing catch-up to follow the latest trends in fashion capitals from Milan, Paris, to Copenhagen and everywhere in between. To help keep you fresh and futuristic for the new year, we a list of men’s fashion pieces that are considered “essentials” by European men standards, whether they are into fashion or dress more practical.
Moncler Winter Jackets
Moncler is a fashion brand that was first founded in France but now operates out of Italy. Any of the ultra-luxe Moncler are fantastic options for those who want stylish and functional outerwear that’ll last for years. These coats are designed with mountains in mind, so you can be sure that they are high-quality and able to stand up to everyday use. Luisaviaroma.com just launched the new collection of Moncler men’s jackets, feast your fancy on some winter warmth.
For those looking to reduce razor burn and enjoy smooth skin after shaving, or just a pleasant scent, there really is a no better option than aftershaves and cologne by Acqua di Parma or Hermès. Acqua di Parma is a skincare brand that is the archetype of Italian Luxury. Alternatively, Hermès is an iconic French brand that sells everything from bags and shoes to perfumes. For men, we highly recommend their aftershave skincare range.
Did you know that cashmere is eight times warmer than merino wool? This means a smart, light-weight scarf can keep you as warm as a big woolen one. Treat yourself this winter with a beautifully soft and cozy cashmere scarf that will pair perfectly with a suit or more casual outfits.
Fall and Winter is the perfect time to break out your sporty designer hoodies and sweatshirts. Always a wardrobe staple for men, streetwear is quickly becoming the go-to outfit for the bars and clubs in Europe. There are so many up-and-coming streetwear capitals that are launching hosts of streetwear brands for a more unique or classic look. Before you invest in yet another expensive shirt, why not take a look at the luxury streetwear options for an effortlessly cool look.
Funky Pants from Any of the Antwerp Six Brands
Looking to jazz up your wardrobe? Then look no further than the Antwerp Six. The six avant-garde designers: Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee, all have different aesthetics yet one thing in common. All of the 6 brands offer something unique to the American market and have been for years. This season, they made the funkiest pants, composed of intrinsic cuts to tie dyes.
It may come as a surprise, but the latest fashion breakthrough in Europe are high-quality heeled boots. Apart from being perfect for the shorter gentleman, these boots are ideal for those cold, frosty mornings that require a bit more grip. Take a look through the Vogue runway shows and pay extra attention to the shoes!
Keepall or Crossbody Bag
An absolute essential for your travels or everyday use on the commute at work, cross body bags are already a massive hit for men all over Europe. Ditch your old backpack or briefcase and enjoy a convenient way to stay on trend this season.
This diverse range of products are already hugely successful in Europe. As you can see much is set to change in the new year. Old gender stereotypes are a thing of the past and men in heels, cheeky sweatshirts, and intrinsic yet elegant pants are the soon to be commonplace. Keep ahead of the fashionistos in your neighborhood by investing in one or two of the above.