Top 5 Winter Must Haves for Men

altThis Fall, the winner is clearly the ‘Slim Look’ with silhouettes cut closely to the body creating a dynamic structure. Trends this season are extravagant and upbeat with the emphasis on fabric and texture.

Well, it’s time to have a quick review of the upcoming trends and the 5 Must Have items for your seasonal assortment. Miss these and miss out!

1. Leather Biker Jackets

This staple of men’s winter wardrobe has been given a facelift by sheer mix of fabric and color proportions. Wool lapels or collars for a warmer hint and some smart trim detailing have given this vintage piece a distinctly masculine appeal. Along with the frequent appearances of the classic black, some trending hues like deep berry, nude and muted jade green are doing the rounds, this season.

For a quick shift from ordinary to dapper, pair the bombers with a button down shirt and a pair of tailored bottoms in pencil fit.

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2. Velvet

Definitely a season for velvet and velour. The unabashedly flamboyant feel of this season, it is the key contender in the winter mix. Opulent, screaming for attention! You can’t go wrong with jackets and slim fitted trousers in intense hues of berry red, navy and grey; keeping the rest of the ensemble in subdued highlights. It’s embossed, it’s quilted, it’s embroidered…all hard work and passion; rich and superbly luxe in appeal.

Slick, Chic and Shine!

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3. Polo Neck / Turtle Neck

The slim funnel neck look is in massive resurgence this winter! They are functional yet stylish. Layered tonally under a motorcycle jacket or in itself making a graphical statement, they feature in a plethora of fabrics and textures. Regular, neutral shades of grey and black will appear along with the safari palette of tan and nude.

Its modern avatar – light gauze, simple structure and well fitted body and sleeves. Finely knit, dark solid tone worn under a blazer is decadent and delicious!

4. Military Accents

This Fall, get ready for a modern reinterpretation of the military. The safari palette of military green, tan and nude get adventurous with inspirations taken from nature. Military inspired trims and detailing like brass buttons, badges, medals and other insignia are significantly present on officer jackets, cargo shorts and safari shirts.

Military accessories like camouflage inspired cap, canvas belts, and bags with leather trimmings are a clever take off this season’s tough and sexy look.

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5. Accessories

To complete the total look, accessories are reinterpreted with a complete twist given to the classic pieces. Leather accessories take centre stage- from zipped portfolios to slim briefcases and envelope bags being the new entrant. Khaki and tan rule. Deep berry adds to the fashion quotient. Even in terms of shoes, this color rules this winter. Other very exciting entrants are the brooches - small, big, metal, leather - they're are all there adorned on jacket lapels, gilets and tees. Headgears like baseball caps, trilby hats, fedoras, military graphics, tasseled, metallic embellishments..all in exciting colors and textures. Double monk straps, tassels with offbeat colors, textured leather surfaces and neon finishes will be the frequents this winter.

Fall’12 is all about bold fashion pieces that underline the new spirit. It all refers to masculinity. And if you are really anxious to pull it off, start accessorizing.

Article by Narinder Kaur

Narinder Kaur is the Head of Fashion and Textile Design for Turtle Limited which entrusts upon her the responsibility of styling the apparel manufactured. With hands on experience in designing Narinder executes her job with utmost precision and thorough exclusivity.

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