Men’s fall fashion 2014: Professional apparel gets comfy
The runways showcase fashion at its most extreme and dramatic. (You know, the kind of looks that maybe only Pharell can translate literally into his wardrobe). But the runways—from New York to Milan—are always fun to glimpse at to see how stores and designers will translate the latest high-end fashions into affordable pieces for the everyday guy, who likes to be on-trend without being over-the-top.
We’re going to go ahead and call 2014 the year of casual dress-up. Sneakers are getting fancy and comfy fabrics are making their way on to suiting and other professional attire.
Here are four men’s fashion trends that the runways are hinting at for fall 2014. We’ve shopped the looks at Nordstrom, where you can earn up to 12 percent Cash Back with ShopAtHome.com!
- Dressy sneaks! Gentlemen, your sneakers are about to class up your shoe rack. Trending for fall 2014: Printed sneakers with some prints you’d expect to find on ties, rather than shoes. Take a peep at these paisley Vans for $59.95 or these Mephisto ‘Urban’ Sneaker made with calfskin leather for $369.
- Jersey blazers. The soft, comfortable fabric (that doesn’t wrinkle) has found its way on to blazers. We give the dappery-but comfy look two thumbs up for a casual Friday. It’s also perfect for business travel and it’s relatively inexpensive compared to traditional suit jackets. A good look? The Topman Navy Jersey Blazer for $140.
- Statement T-shirts. These are the kinds of T-shirts that are icebreakers. (Don’t get them twisted with the obnoxious, foul-humored T-shirts you find at touristy shops that are likely to offend passersby). These tees are funny. For real. In a PG to G-rated way that’s charming. We’re loving the Junk Food #NoFilter T-shirt for $36 and the “Trust Me, your hilarious. – Whiskey” T-shirt for $22.90.
- Bold socks. We’ve seen bright patterns popping up, with stripes, polka dots and colorblocking. Socks are a fun way to show your personality (with shorts or peeking out from your jeans). This fall, they are getting even quirkier. Case in point: These pizza pattern socks from Topman for $6 and super-random prints from Happy Socks.