Mens Help Section (Summer Trend Watch)

We were recently asked by our friends in television land – The A Channel Morning Show – to come in and talk about this summer’s trends for men. Rather then withhold such valuable information all to ourselves, we decided to share it all with you. And of course the 1000’s of people who saw it on live tv, or on the internet as well… So here we go!


For the first time in a while, a lot of summer’s major trends are things we typically see in traditional Fall/Winter looks. The use of layering, interesting fabrics and textures, and a more subdued self image are what sets the tone of the season.

Colour – The most obvious and stark change to this season’s attire is the colour selection. Probably a direct backlash to the last 2 season’s excessive use of bright colours and pastels, this time they’ve really slowed it down and focused on natural, more neutral colour ranges. Lots of beiges, whites, and various shades of grey combined together to create some really interesting results. If you’re really feeling at a loss for adventure, throw on an outfit made up of all black! Black shorts and shirts together, hell even throw on some black loafers with it.

Fit – The days of rocking overly skinny jeans, and form fitted short sleeve t-shirts are slowly starting to fade away. Sorry guys, no more borrowing your girlfriends jeans. I wouldn’t go as far as saying you should wear your clothes baggy either, just a good relaxed fit. Something that accentuates your body type properly. And don’t be afraid to show it off a little more by rolling up the sleeves and pant legs.

Textures of Blue – Staying hot this summer is denim in all its various forms, and this seasons hottest piece – the Chambray shirt. These blue tones go really well with all the neutral colours we spoke about earlier, and can be worn a number of different ways.


~ by reapandsew on May 15, 2011.

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