Winter Bearding is Acceptable and Important.
(l to r: Missoni,Vivienne Westwood, Umit Benan, Diesel Black Gold)
Whether its to show support of the trend of growing beards in winter, or to rough up the collections, beards were not taboo this season. It was a nail in the “male models should be hairless, frail, and pail” coffin; only fitting since the majority of men didn’t fit into that category.
Suits are classy. Just, classy.
(l to r: Canali, Jonathan Saunders, Fendi, Bottega Veneta)
From printed, to classic tailored fabrics, designers brought tailored perfection to Milan this season. Double-breasted, four buttons, and two-toned suits made it back to the runways, acceptable because of the impeccable fit that the modern man requires.
Wear Blue like There’s No Tomorrow
(l to r: Z Zegna, Iceberg, Costume National, Salvatore Ferragamo)
Going as light or as deep in hue, blue is remaining a constant colorway to incorporate into menswear collections. You can essentially put more than two hues of blue together in the same look without it losing its class touch.
Lesson #5: Leather Weather is King
(l to r: Jil Sander, Bally, Pringle of Scotland, John Richmond)
Again, with the emphasis of tailored execution, leather can be colored, suited, bagged, or gloved for Fall 2012. Black leather reigned in man of the collections, but colored options were not scarce, and adding a pop of color to your gloves is a must-have for the season.