The only way to truly stay ahead of a trend is to predict it. We’ve gotten ahead of the curve and outlined some of the hottest styles you’ll see blowing up this year.
From what we’ve seen on the street, runways, and screen and in stores, here are 10 of our best predictions for the trends that will live and die in the new year.
While navy and charcoal will still be the most common suit colours you'll see in 2017, don't be surprised if you see brighter, more festive colours throughout the year. Even patterns like plaid suits, or paisley tuxedo jackets are not out of the question.
Remember Obama's khaki suit from 2014? It's like that, but taken up a few notches.
The results are in and votes have been tallied: athleisure is not going away. It's here to stay, and it's even evolving. Some athleisure gear takes hints from sports apparel, but also techy fabrics in traditional clothing to create new looks.
Athleisure is recognising that men don't wear it just to the gym, and the styles will change accordingly.
As this change occurs, men will gravitate towards the poles of formality and casual wear. The grey area that jeans currently inhibit will obtain less of the focus.
There are now so many other options for casual pants, that jeans look old fashioned by comparison.
Sneakers of all stripes were the most common thing seen on men's feet in 2016, and nothing will change this year. From Nike's sporty luxury running shoes to New Balance's nostalgia-inspired sportswear to Common Project's minimalist luxury and the woolen Allbirds, sneakers of every shape, size, and cover will continue to be popular.
Men will continue to move away from the clipped, faded cuts and more into layered, textured ones in 2017. The scissors will be used more often than the razor, and the products used will allow for movement in the hair instead of weighing it down.
The big bushy beards of the last couple years have given way to neat, trimmed stubble and that trend will continue into 2017.
Many wearable makers are in trouble, Nike got out of the game, and even the Apple Watch's sales aren't what many hoped. Wearables are just not gaining traction.
That doesn't mean tech is giving up, however. Tech will proliferate into new and exciting directions when it comes to clothing in 2017. Nike's self-lacing shoes are just the beginning.
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