Based from what I’ve seen from Pitti Uomo scenes, the classic menswear trend is here to stay. Even getting stronger. And I’m not talking regarding the trade itself or the Milan Menswear Fashion Week. But from the actual trendsetting: the street scenes.
I found this very interesting, but (real) people apparently see trend not from the shows, but from the real people on the street of shows. It doesn’t mean that the shows aren’t the real deal. It is a real deal & unfortunately, not every men can translate the runway to real way. It is more like the job for fashion editor, blogger, & buyers. So where regular people can turn for fashion advice or clues for fashion others than the fashion pro’s?
Thanks to Tommy Ton & The Sartorialist, now men from all over the world can see directly what’s look good for the street, based on the pictures of those who attending the trading & fashion shows. Some of the editors & buyers are the real thing for what the trend is all about. They are living proof, how you can relate with trend from runway to everyday outfit, what pieces that should be on your shopping list, and most importantly, how dressing can be inspired & fun for men.
Maybe because the economy or maybe it’s Mad Men fever, but one thing for sure, classic style with modern twist is the trend for 2012. Classic pieces like tweed jacket, semi formal trousers, and classic accessory like wing tip shoe or leather folder case are not going anywhere, anytime soon. The only different from last year trend, it is more playful. Colorfull. Full of print. Instead of wearing matching dark color socks, now pop of color of socks is became something that everyman should wear for office outfit. The tweed jacket is more sporty, which is something that you can wear on daily basis. Pairing white jeans with polcadot shirt or ugly sweaters will make you stand out in crowd.