Fashion is no longer just about women, as more and more men are taking their fashion cues from women. The fashion business is now worth over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, and men’s fashion is a booming industry in its own right. To help men stay current on fashion trends, Top Man Magazine has released a list of the top 100 fashion predictions for 2022.
For some men, fashion and style come down to personal preference. That’s great, but knowing what’s in and what works is important for the rest of us. This year will be a big one for menswear, and knowing what’s in will help keep you on-trend. Trends for 2022 include cropped pants, a renewed interest in all things sportswear, and more colour overall.
Most men hate to wear jewellery, but that’s about to change in 2022. The 2020s will see men begin to embrace heavier jewellery, more in line with the Fifties style. High-end costume jewellery from designers such as Bulgari and Versace will be worn around the neck. Expect chains to be big; the thicker and heavier, the better. Chains made from materials such as bronze, brass, and titanium will be especially popular. Think chunky, chunky, chunky.
Flared trousers are the trousers of the moment for 2022. Men favour flared trousers because they add width to the legs and slim the waistline. The flared trousers are wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. They are perfect for covering up the tummy. Flared trousers are ideal for more formal occasions.
Ah, the varsity jacket. The jacket so closely associated with Ivy League students, sports teams, and fashion-forward dudes in the ’90s it’s back with a vengeance. From old-school football jerseys to camo designs, varsity jackets are a cool fashion statement you can wear with almost anything.
You might not think polos are in style anymore, but that’s about to change. For 2022, full-placket polos are set to take the spotlight, and every man should have at least one in his closet.
If you think Balaclavas are cool now, just wait for more daring fashion designers to get into the trend. You can expect to see celebrities all over the place dressed in the most outlandish Balaclavas, with colours that resemble the Northern Lights or ones that offer protection from harmful UV rays.
Look for men’s fashion trends for 2022 that incorporate the polo shirt, perhaps with a bright hue or with a collar and cuffs that stand out. To complete your look, throw in your favourite pair of men’s chinos, and treat it as your casual business casual look—a thing of beauty.
Glasses have been around for a lot longer than you may think, but in recent years, glasses have become more prominent than ever. Men’s fashion glasses are available to fit any occasion, from formal to casual, and even sports glasses, with styles that vary from plastic to metal.
Vests come in a variety of styles and designs, but the main distinguishing feature is that they have little or no sleeves. Colour options will be limited, with white, black, and grey being the most popular.
Waffle Knit Thermals
Waffle knit thermals are making a super stylish comeback, and the weather’s never been better for them. This cool, casual fabric is super soft, warm, and lightweight. And one of its biggest selling points is that you can wear it all year round, regardless of temperature.
The key trends for men’s fashion next year will feature smart fabrics and tailoring, clean lines, and a sense of utility and usefulness. Men will embrace this idea of active dressing, both in casual and formal settings and in professional environments as well.