Now that Fall and Winter is upon us, it’s now time to swap out this past summer’s khaki shorts, flip flops and tank tops for sweaters, cargo pants, wool socks and winter boots. For most of the country, the weather has been mild, which is a planned recipe for a brutal winter. This being said, coats will be one of the top sellers during this upcoming Fall and Winter seasons.
In the past, men have often trudged through the cold seasons of the year, parleying only one winter coat for business, casual and night club attire. Conversely, despite this recent economic trundle, gay men have surpassed the financial status quo by keeping intact the flair for coordinating and accessorizing on a budget. By adding these next three trends in outer wear, gay men all over the world will be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has to throw in the upcoming months.
In recent years, plaid has been synonymous with back woods shenanigans and the movie Deliverance. If you are like me, they more hearken back to early days of high school prep year, where argyle patterns and brightly flanneled sports jackets were the norm.
This is no longer the case.
This red and green checkered pattern has taken a step into the darker side, bringing grays and shades of black back into the spectrum. This Fall, to bring out the check in your life, plan to purchase Christopher Bailey’s gray double breasted chesterfield coat. It’s the definition of this season’s nuvou rendition of the classic check from Burberry. Since black (and shades of gray) has an uncanny way of going with just about anything, this stylish piece of outerwear will blend into most gay men’s already stylish wardrobe faster than RuPaul can snap her fingers.
A New Twist on an Old Trend
A classic look has always been the standard Navy Pea coat. Its standard deep Navy blue finish along with its versatility and warmth has long been a stoic companion to both casual and business attired. Taking a page from the past, Andrew Marc has developed its own version of the trend stratifying staple. His doubled breasted coat, longer than the original, transforms in to a 2009 fashion icon. Keeping the traditional large and wide buttons, Marc has added a zipper for easy access (use your imagination). While morphing into a slimmer cut, this piece of outerwear will show that it has well deserved its place as a gay man’s top pick in fall 2009.
In relation to putting a new twist on old trend, you can also consider buying a mens minimalist travel wallet. This type of wallet is far different from your traditional wallet. It comes very stylish, fashionable with modern design.
Bubbles Are Not Just For Kids
Despite the overwhelming trends that are being recycled and making an encore appearing, this cold season still has a few new tricks up its sleeve. Taking a page from the script of the recent futuristic film G.I. Joe or the soon to be release Surrogate, out-of-this-world designs are pushing their way to the front of the pack. If heavenly bodied attire is more your style, you may want to cover yourself with D G;’s outerwear creation. This sleek silver coat, splashed with bold blue strips will not only keep you warm, but have you standing out in a crowd.
By adding these combinations of new world appeal and old time flava, you will invigorate personal appeal and versatility to your wardrobe, creating new styles and never having to go out in public wearing the same outfit twice.