We haven’t been able to step out much over the past year or so, amid the global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that the bizarre world of fashion hasn’t been hard at work to bring 2021 some hot styles. Men’s fashion sees everything from trench coats to tailored clothes straight off Mr. Addams’ back. With the amount of choice out there, it’s difficult to know what to wear. If you’re ready to step back out into the world but don’t have a clue what to wear, look no further as we run through some of 2021s hottest looks for men.
Get your post-pandemic look with a luxurious field jacket worthy of Steve Irwin, and step back outdoors as if you’ve spent the last year in an apocalyptic world. Although the utility trend has been on the go for several seasons, this year sees a more high-function feel to it. You can find yourself utility jackets at the designer end and the budget side of the scale – you can try the majority of designer trends without spending the excessive dollar.
As a springtime hero, the trench coat never went anywhere, but it’s back with a twist this season. Papery trenches are all the rage, bringing a 1970s feel with entries from the likes of Burberry and Tod and Loewe. You don’t want to simply wear a trench coat and look like a shifty man; the trick is to pair it with some out-there accessories – like Bermuda shorts and pool shoes.
You can head over to SSENSE for a great place to start kitting out your stepping-out wardrobe, with a wide range of designer brands, including Burberry, for you to feast your eyes on.
I’m on a Boat
Perhaps not a ground-breaking trend, but the nautical theme is here. Typical blue and white striped t-shirts, anchor-covered sweaters, and Breton-style tops all made runway appearances and will no doubt be coming to some shelves near you. We believe in your ability to be on a boat, but you need to look the part.
Bomber jackets are back, in abundance, with more renditions than hands could count hitting the runways. You could go for a nylon Gucci, the classic shine, or step into the 70s with a cropped bomber jacket. With so many styles out there, you can live your bomber jacket best life without breaking the bank.
Runways have been playing home to a range of Bermuda shorts, seeing them bring an over-the-top summer feel. There’s something for everyone when it comes to Bermuda shorts, with colours from lilac, beige, to the patterns of Gucci. For the greatest impact, grab yourself a pair that falls just above the knee and pack a punch with some strong statement footwear.
Surprisingly, neon is coming back into style across men’s and women’s styles, and the best thing is it doesn’t take a lot to pull off. Musician Bad Bunny can be seen sporting a neon yellow fleece underneath a bright orange parka. Of course, you don’t need to go so bold as to wear all neon/bright clothes; you can easily opt for a subtle accessory like a bag or bracelet.
Shoutout to Shirts
Men love shirts in the summer, and there are so many styles out there. Anything from classic styles to the more adventurous origami styles, wearing a shirt alone or unbuttoned over a vest or t-shirt will leave you looking top dog this summer. You can grab yourself some statement-making shirts at your local vintage store, you can make some fantastic finds by browsing the vintage shops – and with fashion making like a boomerang, it can be a worthwhile investment.
Say hello to the wide-cut trouser. Every worthy designer worth a spot on the runway put out a selection of ultra-wide trousers. You can find a design of wide-cut trousers to suit anyone’s tastes – retro vibes at Hermès and sportier looks with Dolce and Gabbana. There are a lot of ways to wear wide-cut trousers, with a common choice being to wear a fitted top and tuck it in.
Whether you go for a jacket, trousers, or full suit, floral designs are going to be huge this season. Out are the floaty floral designs, making way for more masculine choices. Paul Smith bought bright and bold patterns for the runway. Armani, on the other hand, put out more abstract designs.
Summer 2021 is going to be an exciting time, with more and more places being let out of national lockdowns. Getting ready for the summer season can be as fun and extravagant as you want it to be. This season is all about a return of the 70s thrown in with some neon colours.