Top 5 Urban Menswear Trends For Autumn Winter 2014

Posted on February 01 2014

The past weeks have been filled with fashion shows, trade shows, market weeks, lookbook releases and everything else that is supposed to prepare us for the menswear trends of autumn/winter 2014. We’ve seen a lot of great urban menswear, and it’s time we break down the most important street fashion trends for men in 2014!

1. Sports-inspired street fashion

Sports-inspired Fashion by Y-3, Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy

Y-3, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood

The biggest influence penetrating most of the 2014 mens street fashion trends is definitely sportswear. We’re still seeing tons of varsity jackets, sports jerseys, hoodies, and general silhouettes that reminds of sports aesthetics.

Read: What to Expect of 2014: Sporty Streetwear

Our favourite label when it comes to sports inspired street fashion is Bleach Project. Their current collection consists of tennis sweaters, running shorts and mesh hockey jerseys, and we’re huge fans!

Bleach Project Streetwear

Shop the Bleach Project Collection

2. Low-hanging Shoulders

AW14 fashion shows by Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Givenchy
Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Givenchy

We’ve seen this trend coming on for a while, but it really took off at the menswear AW 2014 shows. T-shirts and sweaters are moving towards oversized cuts, dropping the shoulders further down on the arms. These cuts create a much smoothers silhouette than the straight-lined standard shoulders, giving sweaters and t-shirts a bit of the aesthetic we love from bomber jackets.

Nemis and EGR

Nemis and EGR tees with oversized cuts

3. Loose Pants

Y-3, Acne, Kolor

Y-3, Acne, Kolor

No matter how much we love slim-fitting jeans and pants, it’s hard to say they deserve A+ for comfort. The past year we’ve seen sweatpants being welcomed into the street fashion scene, and we’re starting to believe a comfy-cool combination is possible. The fashion shows for AW14 showed us a lot of loose fitting pants, ranging from chinos to dress pants to joggers. It’s time to get comfy-cool, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

KTZ Joggers, Nemis Pants

KTZ Joggers, Nemis Stickman Pants

4. Black on Black

KTZ, Rick Owens, Topman Designs

It is no news that autumn/winter trends are dominated by dark colors, and often contain a lot of black. But this year we see it more than ever, and a key trend will be layering of several black items. Wear your black on your black on your black, and you’ll be fine!

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5. Headgear

Commes des Garcons, Givenchy, Alexander Wang

This is a bit of a weird one, but we’ve been seeing a lot of it. This year, the model’s faces were covered with masks, they were wearing hats and hoodies, and some had their hair made into masks. It could be a sign that menswear trends are moving into a more experimental area, or it could simply be that we’ve reached a point where boundaries have to be pushed!

When it comes to headgear for street fashion, House of Malakai is the ultimate. Make sure you get your hands on one of HOM's creations.

House of Malakai hats

House of Malakai hats, from left: Skater Hat Rays, Trucker Chain Fringe, Labrynth Black

So basically what we’ve learned is that it’s time to kick back with our comfy pants and oversized tees. Layer it all with several black items, and top it off with a hat or hoodie!

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