Cooler temps mean layering up in cozy sweaters and textured tweed toppers, but this season menswear designers sent more than just the usual suspects down the runway. Volume in the form of double-breasted blazers and wide-leg trousers emerged as a huge trend, and there was plenty of playfulness too thanks to statement sweaters and bold florals. Whether you’re looking to overhaul your whole closet or just refresh your wardrobe with a few key pieces, here are the nine trends you need to know now.

Double Trouble
If you invest in one new blazer this fall, make sure it’s double-breasted. The classic style adds instant gravitas to any ensemble, and this rich, jacquard blazer by Indochino has corner office written all over it.

The New Silhouette
It’s been a long time (we’re talking years) since we’ve seen anything but skinny pants in menswear, which makes the reappearance of baggier trousers (like these ones by COS) especially noteworthy. And if you never fully embraced the pencil-leg silhouette, this is definitely your season to rejoice—and shop!

Knit Wit
The statement sweater is fall’s answer to the statement tee. This quirky trend is a great way to bring some personality to your wardrobe. An “Ice Cold” sweater by Djab at Simons will bring a smile to anyone’s face even in the depths of winter.

Tie Game
This season it’s hip to be square…when it comes to ties that is. Menswear designers said buh-bye to the ubiquitous point and hello to the square-tipped tie. Try a knitwear version like this one by Altea at Harry Rosen.

Stitched Up
Elegant quilted jackets (like this one by Ben Sherman) were everywhere on the runways. Think of this as a sporty (and cozy) replacement for your trusted blazer. Paired with a shirt and tie, it’s an unexpected business casual look that totally, ahem, works.

Prints Charming
The Gucci effect (also known as more is more is more) has hit menswear in a major way, which means it’s time to step out of your plaid or pinstripe comfort zone and up the ante with a flashy floral shirt like this one by Zara.

Orange is the New Black
'Tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin-coloured everything else. A word to the wise: Orange and black scream Halloween, so stick to other neutrals like charcoal grey and camel when you’re wearing this hot hue. This burnt-orange sweater by H&M is sure to become your new go-to for work and play. Or, wear it through a Zara jacket (main photo above). 

New Gen Joggers
These aren’t the old sweatpants you wore in your university days (you know the ones we’re talking about). Fall’s new sweats, like this pair by Club Monaco, are sleek and tailored; think nice enough to wear in public but comfy enough for your next Netflix marathon.

Cool Kicks
You don’t have to donate your flashy sneakers just yet, but if you’re looking for a new pair this fall choose a minimal style. We dare say these streamlined Lacoste shoes would even look good with a tailored suit.

 

Authors
Nicole Keen

Nicole Keen is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto. Formerly the fashion market editor at Glow Magazine, her work has also been published in Fashion Magazine, Weddingbells, Where Toronto and the Toronto Star. When she's not shopping for work, she's shopping for pleasure-and she loves a good bargain.