Fashion Trends for British men in 2012 from Robert Smart Menswear York
Over the last few years designers have been outdoing each other to see how far bold colours can go in their lines. Many of the colours that have always been used as accent colours in the past are now taking on roles as dominant colours in men’s outfits. British men can take advantage of this by sporting shirts with solid colours of yellow, green or orange.
While bold colours are in vogue right now, white is just as hot. White is especially making a comeback in men’s formal wear. Many men are now sporting formal outfits that are white from head to toe, including the shoes. Just be sure to spice up the white with bright accessories like a bright orange tie or a pair of cheeky pink-striped socks.
Double-Breasted is the Best
The retro trend of double-breasted suit jackets is a huge part of men’s fashion right now. The double-breasted blazer in particular is very hot right now, so every British man should have one in his closet to wear during the daytime. The double-breasted jacket is something that looks better on broad-shouldered men, so skinny guys will do best to skip this trend.
So Long, Skinny Jeans
The last several years have seen designers push the envelope ever further on how skinny they can make pants for men. Thankfully this trend is now going by the wayside. Designers are now introducing wide trousers in all aspects of their collections from jeans to formal wear. This is great news for men who like to exercise their leg muscles or eat.
Mix and Match
The newest trend for men is mixing and matching high fashion with casual pieces. This may mean wearing sneakers with a suit, a T-shirt with a suit or a retro watch with a tuxedo. It’s all about combining disparate elements together in a fresh and playful manner.
Don’t Get Mad, Get Plaid
Checked fabrics are very popular in 2012. This is a great trend for British men, most of whom have at least a few plaid pieces they can pull out of their closets.