As it does every year, the Italian city of Milan delivered some of the finest men's fashion looks around at this month's shows. Here we look at some of the biggest trends.
Tonal looks within the same family colour were popular, in greens, browns and even denim, while there was also plenty of khaki, camel and navy around.
Equally, across all the shows, shapes were looking a lot looser, with soft shoulders and boxier-looking jackets, while many of the trousers being shown had wider legs.
The item that has been most ubiquitous on the catwalks in Milan this year, however, has been the belted, slouchy coat. Nearly all the designers have presented one or more coats with looser, softer, almost not-there shoulders with a tightly pulled in waist.
Another emerging trend has been for the sheer range of fabrics from which these new shapes have been cut. These have ranged from belted and quilted overcoats to multicoloured knee skimmers made from knitted wool.
In other developments, in one show there was a good lesson in how to incorporate next winter’s 1970s trends into your wardrobe. A psychedelic shirt, for example, can be teamed up (and pared down) with a high quality, straightforward suit, so that even the most restrained dresser can take up the trend.
Yet another development in men’s fashion is for grey on grey colouring, and this has also been trending on the catwalks in Milan, for example with a grey shirt under a grey suit.
Meanwhile, in one collection, double-breasted jackets were the pieces that really stood out, and formal wear was made more informal, for example with a smart wool suit teamed up with an on-trend roll-neck.
Another big fashion story was the increasing popularity of checks, matched with knee-grazing overcoats in Harris Tweed to score maximum fashion points.
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