Men’s Fashion Week wrapped up in NYC last week, showcasing the latest menswear looks and trends for fall and winter 2016.
Co-directors Tom Allen and Tom Simon of Scottsdale’s luxury menswear shop The Clotherie were in the heat of it all, meeting with top fashion labels to personally curate items to bring back to the shop for next season.
Upon their return to the Valley of the Sun, Allen and Simon have graciously shared on The Clotherie blog four key trends to look forward to in menswear for the year ahead, and how to achieve the look at The Clotherie.
1. Outerwear is Huge
Inspired by sharply dressed New Yorkers prepped for the winter, Allen and Simon selected tailored pieces with unusual patterns – think tweed on nylon. “A lot of people will be familiar with the traditional puffer, or quilted nylon jacket,” Simon said. “But we were really impressed with new, more tailored nylon pieces such as vests that are actually designed to be worn under a blazer and just look great.”
2. Invest in a Jacket
Allen and Simon saw innovative takes on classic shapes at Canali, like a traditional leather jacket remade with quilted leather. Slim silhouettes were made complete with “luxurious gabardines, cotton velvets, wool and cashmeres, and accessorized with check trousers, cable knit sweaters and double-breasted suit jackets.”
3. Luxurious Fabrics
Cashmere is a classic luxury fabric that has expanded into “narrow, tie-like scarves to casual Hensley’s t’s, it’s interesting to see this once conservative fabric bust out,” Simon said.
4. Brown is the New Black
From rich coffee to reddish auburn shades, Allen was struck by the strong presence of brown in unusual color pairings. “I saw great-looking brown fabrics paired with everything from lavender, to gray and navy blue,” he said.
To shop The Clotherie’s handpicked selections from the best of men’s current fashion, head to 2502 E. Camelback Rd., #169 at Biltmore Fashion Park.