As winter 2015-16 fast approaches, we take a look at the latest fashion and style for the businessman. We delve into some of this winter’s fashion trends to see what the discerning businessman can do to spruce up his 2015-16 wardrobe.
From colours to styles and fabrics, we look at what has been trending on the global catwalks for this season’s look. There are also a few accessorising tips for the more conservative, fashion conscious man who may not have such a bold outlook in business wear.
While it is important to look the part, it is equally essential to be warm and comfortable. With that in mind, we check out this winter’s fabulous fabrics and how they blend with fashionable suits, coats and accessories, to give that confident and trendy look.
A well-cut suit says a lot about its wearer.
The tailoring, style and fabric all equally contribute to the makings of a stylish suit. Wool and flannel are staples of this winter’s fabric collections, as they provide the weight and warmth that linen and cotton just don’t have. Fabric is key to keeping warm in the winter months, so choose a suit that has a 12-16 ounce fabric weight, and that will get you snugly through the cold winter months while looking and feeling great.
This winter, wool, cashmere, corduroy and gabardine also play a leading role in fashion garments. Layering textures can work wonderfully well in the cold weather. You can create a very trendy look from a variety of textures and colours that form a warm and very fashionable look.
Checks are in.
This season, checks have the upper hand. Block colours are out and checks are in. London’s catwalk boasted conservative tailoring this season with some very bold and equally very subtle checks. However, if you’re not the type to make bold check statements with you business dress, then subtle checks are just as effective, and on trend.
If the check just doesn’t float your boat in any way, then why not opt for an effective accessory like a checked shirt, tie or scarf to complement a plain suit while staying on trend. On the other hand, if you have opted for the bold check then dress down the other complimenting items, like the shirt, tie and scarf; the balance is important, otherwise, you could end up totally chequered from head to toe.
The Shearling coat is another of this season’s must-haves for the highly fashion conscious businessman. There are variations in style and length to suit most tastes. If Shearling is not your thing, it’s still totally acceptable to opt for the ever classic camel overcoat. You can keep this classic on trend by accessorising it with a checked scarf of this season’s complementary colours such as burgundy or military green. Also, a slim-line style camel overcoat is more flattering as it complements the season’s tailoring cuts and adds length to the figure.
Colour me grey.
There may not be 50 shades of grey this winter season, but on the other hand, it may not be far off. Grey was highly favoured on the catwalks of London, Paris, Milan and New York, by many of the big designers. It was featured on all garments, in all guises, and with complementing colours. Many shades of military green also made a comeback, mingling with contrasting shades of burgundy, coral blue and iron oxide. If your business suit has to be conservative, then plump for some of the rich, complementing, colours that bring out your personality. The power of ties and scarves are underestimated.
To sum it all up.
From 50 shades of grey to 40 shades of green, this season’s colours are varied and allow for a lot of scope to be as bold or timid as your character permits. The 2015-16 winter’s styles have incorporated checks of all variety, and given a great choice of colours to bring out the best look in every fashion conscious businessman. Whatever fashion look you decide on, a major factor to take into consideration is that your trend fits with your personality and your figure. How you wear your clothes makes a very outward statement of your personality. So choose colours styles that both suit you and describe you.