Ah... the headwinds of menswear fashion are here for 2022! What are the trends pervading the international male clothing industry? Our roving eye culled some of the upcoming trends to note if you're particular about riding the crest of the wave in men's fashion. Here's a list to make you feel dapper and in vogue.
BSE (Big Shirt Energy)
Manifesting the energy that comes with the new year, everyone wants big things. Going big symbolizes a shift in thinking when it comes to menswear trends.
We're looking at big, boxy, generously cut mid-layer shirts in earthy hues such as grey, black, brown, and cream. It was Zegna that paved the way for this trend. Their box shirts were paired with neck knitwear and under workwear-style coats.
Even Fendi displayed their "new suit" concepts for their Fall 2022 collection. These included longer shirt-jackets hanging till mid-thigh, paired with oversized collars and loose sleeves that billow when you walk. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, it's good to know what's currently heating up the runways.
Etro somehow championed long tunic-like shirts for men where these garments flowed over sweaters and see-through caftans which are paired with matching trousers. Gone is the era of everything skinny.
The fact that some nations are in lockdowns, they desire comfort and the ability to move around with ease, rather than feeling cocooned or grasped. The fashion trend of going big in shirt aesthetics is perhaps the tailoring we all need to feel untethered.
So, exposing your biceps is a trend picking up among designers such as Prada and Marni. Riccardo Tisci's devotion to an entire menswear collection boasting a man's guns is a testament to this trend.
Big boxy shorts are also all the rage now. 2022 is all about getting oversized when it comes to shorts.
We're talking about billowy shorts dreamt up in the finest leathers, or the smoothest silk. These boxy shorts are teamed up with overshirts and suit jackets in matching hues.
A Different Kind of Suit
Brands that are traditionally famous for their tailored clothes are now beginning to loosen their reins. In fact, a shift in suit design is taking place for Spring 2022.
What to expect are easy-wearing two-piece outfits that can be readily worn as you lounge on a sofa at home or for a quick meeting at the office. The low-key, pared-back appeal includes two-piece outfits paired with shirt jackets rather than blazers.