Get out of the typical male style rut of wearing black, blue and white by embracing the Natural Earth Tone trend, which fashion insiders have predicted will be huge for Spring/Summer 2018. Choose natural camel, earthy reds, slate grey or pale yellow as championed by Dries Van Noten (left), Lanvin (middle) and Prada (right). If you can wear a flash or two of one of these colours then good on you. Or go one better and wear all the Earth Tone colours at once. Kanye West nailed the trend perfectly and also brought in a touch of khaki for a military inspired look.
AUDEMARS PIGUET LAUNCH CUFFLINK COLLECTION
Audemars Piguet has created six signature cufflinks, to celebrate the launch of the Royal Oak Frosten Gold, that reflects the style of the legendary watch. With the same octagonal shape and hexagonal screws, the Audemar Piguet cufflinks reflect the instantly recognisable design of their luxury Royal Oak watch casing. Three pairs of cufflinks are available in stainless steel, two in rose gold and one in yellow gold, priced from €1,000 to €10,700.
NEW YEAR’S STYLE RESOLUTIONS
Out with the old, in with the new. Don’t let these 2017 fashion faux pas find their way back in your wardrobe:
ROMPHIM – You’ll be pleased to hear the Romper Suit is most definitely out this year (or ‘Romphim’ as it was affectionately known last summer.) It can be worn as a joke on stag weekends though.
CROCS – A short lived trend back in 2017 – thank god. Don’t get these bad boys out again (especially any man who may have picked up the fur lined ones, in haste, in 2017.)
KURT COBAIN SUNGLASSES – The Nirvana frontman coveted these in the nineties and they briefly enjoyed a resurgence last year. Not anymore – the feminine roundness to these god awful white eyewear does not flatter ANY man.
OVERSIZED EVERYTHING – Jackets, trousers, tees – yes 2017 was a year of supersizing. While a long T-shirt is still on point everything else oversized can go to your taller friend! Oversized in 2018 will make it look like you’ve shopped in the boyswear department of El Corte Ingles.
SKINTED V MINTED
Whether you’re an avid skier or not, cable knit zip up ski jumpers look great on any man. Simplistic, warm and cosy they also eliminate the need for going out in multiple layers.
SKINTED, Superdry, €55 MINTED, Fusalp, €355
LIGHTWEIGHT KNIT TRAINERS
Lightweight premium knit trainers are all the rage… think Kanye’s Yeezy or these brand spanking new Chanel & Pharrell Williams limited edition black and white trainers. A great cheaper alternative are the Adidas Original Goretex.
SKINTED, Adidas Originals NMD CS1 Goretex, €180
MINTED, Chanel & Pharrell Williams, €4000