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10 things we learned from London Fashion Week Men's 2018

From men in skirts to grown-ups in dungarees, these are the trends that should be on every style conscious man’s radar

10 things we learned from London Fashion Week Men's 2018

1. Tan is the new navy

Band of Outsiders


Berthold


Chalayan


Qasimi


From toffee through to tobacco, neutral shades of brown with a warm and sweetened hue will be the backbone for your autumn wardrobe.

2. It’s OK to wear velvet in the day

Art School


Band of Outsiders


John Lawrence Sullivan


Lou Dalton


Traditionally an eveningwear staple, plush cotton and silk velvets were hijacked for casual daywear, breathing new life into tailoring and casualwear as an update to this winter’s corduroy.

3. Tartan can make a brave statement

Astrid Andersen


Astrid Andersen


Bobby Abley


Charles Jeffrey Loverboy


Checks have been floating around for the past few season’s but a new found courage to flaunt bold plaids has injected some daring into the ubiquitous menswear trend.

4. You will never complain of the cold again

Alex Mullins


Astrid Andersen


Blood Brother


Liam Hodges


Quilting was major, used for the obvious outwear staples such as parkas and coats.     

5. Men in skirts is officially a thing

Astrid Andersen


Astrid Andersen


Charles Jeffrey Loverboy


Tourne de Transmission


Fashion has been trying to get men back into skirts since the 1980s, with varying degrees of success. Partly due to the gender debate being so hot right now, kilts and pleated skirts have never looked more acceptable.

6. Scarlet will help you stand out from the crowd

Band of Outsiders


Daniel W. Fletcher


Phoebe English Man


Xander Zhou


Fire engine red replaces this season’s obsession with construction worker orange as the loudest bright to flirt with come autumn.

7. Supersize your scarf

D. Gnak


E. Tautz


Liam Hidges


Matthew Miller


Scarves continue to be a popular way to accessorise looks for millennial men, for autumn 2018 think more is more and imagine your favourite scarf after a course of steroids.

8. You are never too old to wear braces

Blood Brothers


Bobby Abley


J JS Lee Man


Liam Hodges


Hybrids of the dungaree or bib-and-braces were the unexpected outsider witnessed on the catwalks.      

9. Don’t buy clothes to fit

Qasimi


Craig Green


Edward Crutchley


J JS Man Lee


The oversized silhouette of roomy trousers, jackets with exaggerated shoulders and coats that literally engulf the body shows no evidence of losing steam.

10. Leather is bucking the ‘70s revival

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy


Daniel W. Fletcher


John Lawrence Sullivan


Qasimi


Series like The Deuce and Vinyl have reignited an interest in leather trousers… they don’t have to say ‘aging rocker’.