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Luckily, when it comes to menswear, most pieces are classics that stand the test of time, which in fashion refers to the change of season and the flurry of new trends that comes with it.

Despite this, men’s fashion is becoming more creative, moving in a fashion forward direction, and offering bolder options. Below is a round-up of the most eye-catching winter trends for men, which will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe and update your look.

The safest colour in your wardrobe is taking big risks this season. Head-to-toe grey was seen on the many catwalks, including Viktor amp Rolf and Bottega Veneta. It lost its dull reputation by being layered in contrasting shades, of slate, gunmetal and ash, and with a play on textures that mixed different wools, with leather and cotton.

This trend requires little effort to pull off and is flattering for all. Grey suits are highly recommended, as are grey denims, shirts and knitwear. Wear it tone on tone or compliment it with burgundy, nave blue and emerald green.

Another colour trend men will indulge in this season is rich claret, or burgundy, as it is most commonly known. Burgundy has long been a classic for men’s accessories, adding a polished touch to shoes, wallets and accessories.

This season it is anything but subtle on coats, jackets and pants, for head-to-toe looks. This shade is most striking when paired with browns, olive greens, and ochre (the mustard shade of yellow), and will add a touch of sophistication to your appeal.

Hard as it might be to imagine the need for a turtle-neck right now, the morning and evening chills that we are experiencing call for light but functional warm clothing.

Turtle-necks toe the line between casual and dressy, so wearing a dark turtle-neck, with a navy blazer and chinos makes for a dashing evening look. During the day they go well under a suit, or with a light coat and jeans. Go for a darker, thinner version that slims the torso and frames the jaw-line.

Camouflage was big in 2013 and it has not yet lost its charm. It seems every man has an aenturer in him and the most realistic way of expressing it is through his clothing. From traditional bright green and olive tones to abstract interpretations, camo is anything but militant. I am not calling for all-out rebellion by heralding this trend. It is still controversial to wear camo locally.

However, you can avoid arousing suspicion by opting for accessories that are given cool camo edginess or spotting an abstract tiger-camo print, or a multi-toned one in orange, blue, or purple.

Camo pretty much goes with all other casual pieces, and it has been seen on such a diverse range of pieces that it will easily infiltrate your wardrobe.

Not all men want to bring out their inner rebel, so the trend for plaid, brings a sense of tradition, reminiscent of classic British garb. Check, herring bone and tartan look dapper on men’s suiting and jackets, worn with a white dress shirt, solid tie and black Oxfords. Bolder, louder checks add confidence and style to pullovers, cardigans and thick wool shirts, worn with jeans and sneakers for a grunge effect.

Who says winter can’t be colourful, especially with the range of printed shirts adding fashionable flourishes this season. Whether you opt for classic gingham or eye-catching floral, a patterned shirt offers an easy way to add a bit of punch to your look, be it casual or formal. Keep the rest of your outfit simple, to anchor the pattern and allow your shirt to shine.

Jackets are bound to keep icy winds at bay, and come in a number of iterations to suit all styles. We rarely experience weather cold enough for heavy coats, so a cropped pea coat will do the trick and looks good with both a suit and casual-wear.

Quilted bomber jackets and gillets also stormed the ramps ushering in a trend for practical, utilitarian clothing that is not often associated with fashion. Of course they came with a heavy dose of style and panache in colours like orange and olive, and with leather and wool trimmings.

If you don’t have a leather jacket by now, get one. It is the most versatile jacket (that isn’t a blazer) that a guy can own. They come in many colours and washes and are great for layering like a rugged cardigan under a navy pea coat.

Finish off your look with a pair of cuffed pants, a style that works for jeans, wool trousers, chinos and even sweatpants. How to achieve the look? By simply turning up the bottom of your trousers to add a little personal touch. The more you turn up, the more ankle you bear, which is a great way to show off a quirky pair of socks. Finish with sleek minimal brogues or trainers that complement the casual overtones given off by the trousers.

This winter menswear is having fun, and you can by adding a few stylish tricks and turns to your season’s attire.

Source : The Herald

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