10 European Trends in Men’s Fashion Now

High Fashion to the High
Street



Written by Ella H. [Feature image by Robert
Spangle]
Ella H. is a stylist and
blogger from modeling agency UK Models
With London at the heart of
the British fashion industry, new talent and designers emerge every season
hoping to make their mark on a global scale. What starts as European fashion
for men quickly becomes adopted as a universal style. The same goes for Paris
and Milan. Every season, high fashion catwalks are setting trends that will
filter down to the British High Street.
The usual suspects, Prada,
Versace, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Fendi, Balenciaga, and Topman, bring their
interpretation of men’s fashion to an eager audience. European shows are such
an important part of the Western fashion industry, especially in influencing
the United States.

10 UK & European Fashion
Trends for Men:

Looks inspired by British,
French and Italian Catwalks. Discover how to introduce the latest crazes and
style selections to your wardrobe. And as always, don’t forget to personalize
by putting your own spin on things.

Men’s Fashion Trend #1: Suit
Up


Tailoring never goes out of
style. Looking elegant and sophisticated, the classic suit is a must for
spring. As you can imagine, the usual designers delivered with their impeccable
tailoring yet some surprised with a high quality two piece in their collection.
european fashion for men suits

How to Wear This Look

  • Known for its versatility,
    dress down with a pair of trainers and tee or go formal with a shirt and tie.
  • Wear the classic check and
    pinstripe versions for a traditional look or opt for a bright colour or bold
    print for a modern touch.
  • Team with a tailored coat to
    finish the look.
  • Or go all out and forget your
    tee, bare chests were spotted on the runway.

Men’s Fashion Trend #2: Short
Shorts


This summer, it’s time to show
off your pins with a pair of shorts that finish way above the knee – basically
the shorter the better.
european fashion for men short shorts
How to Wear This Look

  • The colour palette is very
    generous with bright, bold colours and staple neutrals to cater for your
    personal style.
  • In spring you may team with a
    pair of sneakers, a tee and bomber jacket whereas as the hotter months arrive
    sandals and a sunhat will be the perfect combo.
  • Why not add a bumbag for a
    festival vibe.
Men’s Fashion Trend #3: Baggy
Trousers


Replacing skinny jeans this
season are a more relaxed fit style with flares and cuffed wide-legs having
their moment. A trend that fits seamlessly into your existing wardrobe.
european fashion for men baggy trousers

How to Wear This Look

  • Easy to wear these straight
    wider leg trousers are just as versatile as your favourite jeans.
  • Wear with your hoodie, blazer,
    tee, coat and trainers to create a style that speaks to your style language.
  • Choose a printed pair for a
    bold look.

Men’s Fashion Trend #4: Double
Breasted Is Best


When choosing your jacket
style this season, opt for an oversized double-breasted boxy version. Forget
the fitted tailored shapes; go large and baggy to get it just right.
european fashion for men double-breasted jacket

How to Wear This Look

  • Unbutton and leave open for a
    stylish touch.
  • Match with your suit trouser
    or experiment with contrasting colours for a unique look.
  • Alternatively, team with denim
    for a more casual option.
Men’s Fashion Trend #5: Shades
of Sage


Wearable and versatile, it’s
time to invest in the colour sage. It is the perfect shade to team with all
your wardrobe essentials.
european fashion for men sage

How to Wear This Look

  • A hue that can be worn from
    head to toe effortlessly, whether it is a chic summer suit or a relaxed
    tracksuit vibe.
  • Add a sage trench to your
    favourite denim and tee for a cool, understated look.
  • As a nod to the menswear
    trend, keep it subtle with a shirt in the soft shade.
Men’s Fashion Trend #6: Sandals
for All Your Hiking Needs


Whether you love a country
walk or not, heavy duty sandals were spotted at fashion weeks across Europe.
Swap your hiking boots this summer for a chunky, practical sandal to see you
through the season in style.
european fashion for men hiking sandals

How to Wear This Look

  • Wear with a pair of socks to
    mix it up and make a statement.
  • Team with a smart trouser and
    tee for a chilled summer look.
  • Not forgetting those short
    shorts, wear two trends at once by adding a pair of hiking sandals.
Men’s Fashion Trend #7: Cross
Body Bags


Ditch your backpack for a
cross body bag and wear your belongings on your chest. Functional and stylish,
the newest trend to hit menswear is super chic.
european fashion for men crossbody bags
How to Wear This Look

  • Available in lots of different
    styles, the cross body bag will suit all your summer outfits.
  • Wear with your jeans and
    t-shirt or your suit trousers and jacket. You are bound to get a lot of wear
    out of your crossbody bag.
Men’s Fashion Trend #8: Clash
It


When it comes to prints this
season, don’t be shy. Clash all the colourful, bright patterns together for a
playful, bold outfit. Men’s fashion couldn’t be more fun.
european fashion for men clashing patterns
How to Wear This Look

  • Don’t hold back! From
    geometric to floral to polka dots there’s no right or wrong this season.
  • There are no rules. Play with
    scale. Wear a pair of ditsy floral trousers with a large flower print tee for
    example.
  • You could go head to toe
    camouflage with a printed coat over the top.
Men’s Fashion Trend #9: Beret
Cool


Chic and cool, the beret has
become a staple in men’s fashion this season. Adding this style of hat to your
outfit immediately shows your stylish side.
european fashion for men berets
How to Wear This Look

  • Dress up. Team with a shirt,
    tie and suit for a smart, formal look.
  • Otherwise finish your sweater
    and jeans with a chic accessory.
  • All that’s left to do is
    choose your colour – navy, grey, black or burgundy – the choice is yours.
Men’s Fashion Trend #10: All
The Pockets


Utility jackets, gilets and
trousers are back for the season with as many pockets as you can think of. Not
only are these items functional carrying all your essentials, they’re now
stylish too.
european fashion for men utility jacket

How to Wear This Look

  • Layer as much as possible to
    achieve that utility look.
  • Keep it neutral sticking to
    khaki, beige and navy letting all the layers compliment each other.
  • Slip on a gillet over your
    jacket for an interesting, ultra cool look.
To Finish

There you have it! Ten fashion
trends from the SS19 menswear shows. You’re bound to see these snapped in
street style shots over the coming months. From oversized suits, print
clashing, soft sage shades and wide leg trousers you’re spoilt for choice this
season.

Ella H.


SOURCE: THE GENTLEMANUAL
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.