Winter’s on the way in and so are the fashion trends.
Just like the seasons, clothing trends can change and fluctuate, so having your finger on the pulse is the first step towards stocking up on the essentials that will have you sitting (or standing) pretty for the colder months this year. Whether you’re looking for coats and outerwear, mens winter suits, accessories or knitwear, in this blog, we’ll dive into which items will have you on trend for autumn and winter 2022.
Winter Trends 2022
So what’s trending? While many items are timeless, there are a few key picks, mentioned in the likes of GQ that are currently in vogue. Let’s dive right in.
Time to knit pick
Timeless can become a bit of a buzzword, but it couldn’t be truer when referencing quality fleece and knitwear. With the current winter menswear space experiencing an outdoor-themed trend, thick fleeces and beautifully knitted fabrics are popping up on runways throughout the fashion world. Not only does the perfect sweater or cardigan work great as a standalone winter warmer, but they’re perfect for layering, able to be dressed up or down with the addition of a winter coat and other accessories. You can also match these with other textured fabrics to complete the look.
Keep it relaxed
Down bottom, relaxed is making a comeback.. The tighter shorter fitting looks more tailored to summer can be replaced with looser fitting trousers that balance comfort with style and needed warmth. Cord, wool and moleskin chinos are all great options, and sit on par with the current resurgence in 80’s and 90’s, less form-fitting menswear we are seeing the fashion world currently embrace.
In keeping with this theme, oversized outerwear is also right on the money when it comes to keeping pace with the current trends. Similarly 80’s / 90’s chic many of us will remember the padded shoulders, lengthy trench coats peacoats and bomber jackets, among others. Creatively, they open up options for layering, texture variation and again, the warmth you need to keep you comfortable when out and about.
Weather some leather
The iconic leather jacket has enduring appeal. Whether it’s the casual bomber, biker, or a leather trench coat, the sleek, yet rugged look can add some bad boy appeal to your wardrobe, bridging the gap between formal and casual for a number of occasions.
If you haven’t added one to your wardrobe yet, what are you waiting for?
It’s all about texture
When it comes to tailoring, it’s all about texture. Much like our fleece and knitwear, autumn and winter make denser fabrics more forgiving, and in truly cold weather an absolute blessing. Texture can add some tactile appeal to your work or formal wear, allowing you to explore heavy wool, cords, tweed and even more exotic fabrics like llama and alpaca. Go wild.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to talk about options. Here, we’ll take you through some of the latest winter offerings at RJB Design that will help you add the trends above to your rotation over the coming months.
From knitwear and fleece to sweatshirts and crewnecks, we have a range of layering essentials that will help you add some flair to your fashion flex this winter. If you’re looking for a premium crew, the Crew Sweatshirt by Dstrezzed is a lightweight cotton option in bold Stone Red, guaranteed to have you looking the part.
If you’re looking for a more neutral tone, the Newman Long Sleeve in Argon provides the warmth of a long sleeve with great layering potential. Simply throw on a stylish coat, and beanie and you’re ready to brave the elements.
If knitwear’s your thing, New Zealand merino is a timeless, incredible winter staple that brings warmth and style together in perfect harmony. The Twill Wave Jumper by Standard Issue delivers a beautifully subtle two tone ribbed texture, knitted with 100% Merino and finished with neat ribbed trims on the neckline.
Looking for something less textured? The Orion Classic V by Standard Issue uses New Zealand Merino, in a medium weight V neck sweater with a classic set-in sleeve for an easy fit. Available in 3 stylish colours, it’s the perfect wear-alone sweater or layering addition for your winter wardrobe.
We also have a comfy Cream Contrast Knit by Florentino, ideal for layering and dressing smart casual.
There’s no feeling quite like discovering the perfect fitting coat. Part comfort and style, part safety and protection, you feel at once equipped and empowered, ready to take the world and elements in your stride. With winter coats in, we’ve got the perfect range at RJB Design to keep you well and truly covered. If you’re looking for something on the oversized side, the Beige Trench Coat by Fiorentino in water repellent Italian Gabardine fabric is the perfect option.
For something less baggy, the Basque Overcoat by Florentino offers the style of a classic jacket - perfect for that patchy transition from autumn to the colder depths of winter.
The Trucker Jacket by Dstrezzed is also a great option, with Sorana padding and Tandoori Spice colourway, matching well with your favourite navy jacket, blacks and taupes.
When it comes to trousers, context still applies. Classic, slim fitting trousers are great for formal occasions, but for smart-casual or casual wear, the looser fitting looks we are seeing on the runway can be a great addition to your wardrobe this winter. Look no further than the Vulcan Linen Blend Trouser - by Pearly King a comfortable stretch trouser, easily worn for work, a night out or a formal event.
If opting for a slimmer fitting option, the Micro Pattern Trouser by Florentino provides all the formal style of a slimmer trouser but in a great stretch fabric for more comfort giving you the best of both worlds.
Finally, the classic suit. For mens suits this winter, it’s time to embrace colours and tones, oversized looks, athleisure suits and textures. For the more tailored look, check out the Mission Puppy Tooth by Joe Black.
If you’re wanting a modern-fit, look no further than the Ocean Blue Check Jacket.
Made in a luxury wool, this bold check jacket pairs brilliantly with a camel cotton chino like the Roma Soft Cotton Taupe Chino by Meyer.
The Salt and Pepper Tweed Sports Jacket is another great option, the modern fit Beaumaris jacket comes in a textured wool blend Donegal tweed fabric from one of our Italian mills.
For a rust coloured check option, try the Balwyn Check Sports Jacket. Any of these wool suit jackets provide a modern suit fit and suit style that will have you looking the part.
Remember, one of the great things about fashion is its fluidity. Styles aren’t just to be followed, but set; something you can do when you take inspiration from current fashion trends, embrace your creative flair and mix and match til you’ve found the right combination of comfort, style and most importantly, confidence.
Join us in store this winter, or shop the styles listed online to build out the perfect winter wardrobe for the cooler months ahead. Whether you’re looking for the latest suit trends 2022, modern suits for men, casual suits for men, or mens fashion 2022 casual and winter wear, we’ve got you covered,
We’ll see you at RJB Design