These fall/winter trends for men are inspired by rugged nostalgia, with an emphasis on craftsmanship, utilitarian details, and traditional menswear.
If there's one entrepreneur who has somehow managed to navigate his career in such a way that he's always directing the marketing and branding initiatives of brands that are pioneers within their verticals, it is Randy Brandoff.
Why menswear? I get this question all the time, as if people are shocked that I prefer working with varsity jackets over wrap dresses. My fascination with menswear began in my teens.
As gender fluidity has become increasingly visible on runways, men's fashion seems to have become more relaxed and even playful: At New York men's fashion week, Orley showed crop tops for men, and Coach introduced fuzzy shower slides.
It's no secret that Paris produces some of the world's best fashion, but we're just as impressed with the looks spotted on the streets in the City of Light.
The main point I think so many men need to take away from this, is that yes, experimentation is part of fashion. However, finding your own personal style never goes out of style.
Dad Bods aren't a new trend, at least not with the always-ahead-of-the-curve Gays. Gay men have been celebrating their stout brethren for decades, declaring definitively that Fat + Hairy ≠ Undateable. They're called Bears, and I want to officially welcome you to the party!
I spend a lot of time in guys' closets, and let me tell you, I've seen it all. From paint cans and bikes to ladies' underwear, closets can easily become a catch-all for all the stuff we don't have the time or energy to deal with.
Although there are countless runways of glamorous men's fashion trends for spring, don't expect millennial men to invest in the edgiest outfit or trendiest look.
Updating your style can include anything from a complete wardrobe and grooming overhaul to simply adding a handful of outfits to your closet. It all depends on your particular needs.
Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.
I wrote a piece a while back on how to look irresistible to women, and now I'm sharing my list for what not to do. You know the obvious don'ts, like pleated pants, clipping your phone onto your belt, skinny jeans, and boxy suits, right?
As a high school student, Brandon Etheridge liked wearing bow ties but couldn't afford to buy new ones and keep his look "fresh." He had an idea: Invent an interchangeable bow tie that you can mix and match and get more use out of. Now, at 18 years old, Brandon is a full-time student with a bow tie company, Deck Head. Here's Brandon's story.
You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
At Pitti Uomo in Florence, running through Friday, where designers are showing their Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collections, I've seen quite a lot I like. From perfumes, to hats, to pocket squares, there was even a ball gown on display, made out of men's foulards.
Initially, my mind was closed to the idea (the cost) of opting in to bespoke shirts, shoes, jackets and suits. While many are still coming out of the financial crisis of the past decade, I too spend nowhere near what I used to on signature garments.