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Men’s Fashion Trends 2023: These 6 Menswear Trends Will Shape the Future
Join us as we peer into the crystal ball to see what the top men’s fashion trends for 2023 will be. Isn’t it never too early to plan for the future? What will you discover when you investigate the latest and best for *gulp* the coming year? Teeanime have answers to your questions.
Plenty of your favorite designers and businesses are already plotting their route for next spring, whether through a sneak peek on fashion show runways or by displaying current fall collections brimming with Easter eggs for future men’s fashion trends.
In a nutshell, there is no one defining style for 2023 in menswear, but there are plenty of varied methods to amp up your wardrobe in a unique way—this includes aficionados of athleisure, Western wear, and workwear. Supersized silhouettes are making going-out clothes as comfortable as joggers in one sweeping trend. We also appreciate the return of ’80s and ’90s collections that brands are bringing back for a second chance at fun.
If you start planning ahead of time and frequently, you’ll be well on your way to buying the top men’s trends by the time the new year arrives. Without further ado, here are the 2023 men’s fashion trends we’re already smitten with.
1. Get Ready to Relax
Tailoring Loosens Up
There’s no doubting that the last decade or so has seen a significant shift in men’s clothing. If you kept an eye on the weather, you’d notice razor-sharp, super-slim suits everywhere from Thom Browne to J. Crew.
Next year, though, things are loosening up slightly (if collections from designers like Willy Chavarria are any indication). Consider fits with greater movement—remember that more relaxed clothes can still be fitted to the right length while adhering to acceptable menswear norms.
Consider vintage suits from the 1940s and 1950s—silhouettes were more relaxed but not saggy or sloppy. Much of the same appears to be on the horizon for 2023.
Ludlow Classic-Fit Dinner Jacket
This plaid jacket adds a preppy touch to a classic blazer. Don’t be afraid to get a bigger size and wear it over a sweater or denim shirt, like in the picture.
Wool Blend Suit Jacket
When coupled with jeans and formal shoes, a simple oversized blazer will always appear stylish. Layer it over a turtleneck in the cooler months and then swap to a t-shirt as the weather warms up.
2. Retro Reigns Supreme
Say Hello to the ‘80s and ‘90s
Fashion is cyclical, often to the extreme, and if thinking about trends from the 1990s being mined for trend inspiration makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone. L.L. Bean—a firm as popular now as it has ever been—welcomed back the 1990s with archive collections last year, and those throwback looks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
What can you anticipate? Look for color-blocked designs in bright colors, similar to what your mom used to wear to take you to the park when you were a kid. That includes anything from outerwear to sportswear, such as Ralph Lauren’s iconic (and still extremely popular) trademark polo shirt. Another thing: logos are making a comeback, and the more prominent they are, the better.
Quiksilver x Stranger Things The Hawkins Jacket
This Quiksilver jacket comes from the brand’s 1986 archive, so it’s as genuine as it gets. You may have noticed it in the latest season of Stranger Things, as the show collaborated directly with Quiksilver.
These aviator sunglasses were inspired by throwback 80’s surf design and offer all of the old vibes with the added benefit of current polarized lenses.
3. Saddle Up With Western Wear
Go Back to the Wild West In 2023
To move forward in terms of style, you must first go back – and you don’t need a Delorean to do it. Styles that combine functionality and toughness are coming back in a huge way, much like the rugged #menswear renaissance of the mid-aughts, and none more so than Western wear.
Perhaps you’ve seen Phoebe Bridgers in Western attire – it’s a look that can work for almost everyone, whether you choose an ornately stitched blouse or some hard-wearing Western boots. The style is charmingly nostalgic, from another era but well suited to today’s more casual wearing norms.
To put it another way, if you’re tired of wearing an Oxford shirt or a lightweight spring chambray shirt, an eye-catching shirt with distinctive Western snaps and stitching is an on-trend option to consider.
Heritage Denim Chore Jacket
This jacket from Banana Republic has a Western feel to it without being too obvious about it. I love how corduroy is used to make the pockets and cuffs.
Rambler Phoenix Western Boot
Stop wearing Chelsea boots and start wearing Western boots instead. These will give any outfit a touch of country style.
4. What’s Old Is New
Bigger Is Better In the World of Men’s Pants
If you’ve spent any time online in the last month or two, you might have heard a buzzing in the background, the discussion about J. Crew’s much-hyped (and very nice) “return” under new creative director Brendon Babenzien.
While one collection from one company is only a preview of what’s to come, one item from J. Crew’s fall collection in particular threw #menswear Twitter into a frenzy: the J. Crew Giant Chino, the brand’s largest fit and a nod to the ’90s.
Notably, while slim or thin-straight pants are almost always flattering for many men, more relaxed pants styles are enjoying a significant moment.
Again, think loose but not sloppy—take your right pant size and couple it with some bulky footwear (chunky loafers or comfies).
Anyone for bat boots?) and be prepared to receive numerous comments and inquiries about this new (old) kind of pants.
Giant-Fit Chino Pant
You can’t go wrong with the J. Crew giant chinos, whether you choose khaki, green, navy, or black. Once you try them, you’ll probably want to get them in more than one color.
Utilitech Pull-On Relaxed-Fit Pant
Lululemon is one of the best places to buy workout clothes, but did you know it’s also one of the best places to buy everyday pants? This pair of pants with wide legs is sure to last and feel good.
5. Performance Meets Style
Anything Goes with Athleisure in 2023
Stop us if you’ve heard this before (or something similar): Between the pandemic and a major shift toward working from home, casual performance menswear dominated in 2020, 2021, and 2022. And, in terms of men’s fashion trends for 2023, those performance menswear options aren’t going anywhere.
Perhaps you’re now wearing a crewneck sweatshirt or a stretch merino tee on a regular basis, whether at home on Zoom or occasionally back in the workplace. Perhaps you’ve abandoned your dress pants in favor of stretch chino pants with a concealed drawstring waistline (belt no longer required).
Mainstream labels like Public Rec and upscale trendsetters like the legendary John Elliott are expanding beyond the gym in a significant manner in this area, but no one will know you’re not squeezed into pre-pandemic-era formal pants.
Cascade Tech Chino Pant
If you haven’t already, you really should buy a pair of Vuori pants. Each pair is made to be worn every day and for sports, so you can find pants that are both stylish and useful.
The Track Crewneck Sweatshirt
If your sweatshirt has letters from your fraternity, holes, stains, or frayed edges, it’s clear that you’ve worn it a lot and that you shouldn’t wear it outside. A sweatshirt with a crew neck and no stains is a very stylish thing to wear out and about. This one from Everlane is my favorite.
6. Hop into Hybrid
Crossover Shoes Blur The Line Between Dressy and Casual
Shoes used to be clearly segregated into easily distinguishable groups. Dress shoes, work boots, athletic sneakers, and possibly casual sneakers are all easy to categorize, right? But when something in the menswear tides moves and then sticks around, it’s a trend worth recognizing and wearing as one of the greatest 2023 men’s fashion trends.
What exactly do we mean by that? Whereas you might have had a favorite pair of sneakers and a separate favorite pair of boots, those styles are now being mashed up in ever-more stunning combinations.
Call them “sneaker boots” or “hybrid shoes,” but whether it’s Cole Haan mixing dress shoes with athletic technology or Loewe designing outrageously cool hiking sneakers, finding shoes that lie in the middle of two different sides of a footwear Venn diagram has never been easier.
To be sure, basic sneakers and lace-up boots have their place, but if you want to put some spring in your step while still wearing shoes that go well with your new joggers, hybrid footwear should be your go-to move for 2023.
American Classics Plain Toe Boot
This pair of Cole Haan boots is the epitome of a hybrid shoe. The tread is designed in a sporty sneaker-like style, while the rest of the boot is dressed up. These are suitable for both business and weekend outings.
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66
These are dress sneakers, in my opinion. They’re too formal to wear to the gym (and probably wouldn’t provide much support) because of the leather body and suede toe wrap, but they’re beautiful enough to wear to work or for long walks in the city.