We aren’t trend followers, which isn’t to say we purposefully go against the in, but more of a hat tip to our measured and traditional takes on suit styling. With this in mind, we would like to make some predictions on what the non-trends of 2017 will be.
A new concept that is gaining a following, using traditional staples that are not in, nor out, of any particular “fashion”.
Prediction no.1 Wider Notch Lapels Matched With Patch Pockets
Often, new entrants to the realm of menswear go drastically awry – especially in accessories – an area characterised by lower barriers to entry and an ability to reach scale online – hence, strong competition exists within the accessories market. Naturally, this is an area with relatively limited scope for product differentiation – unlike tailoring which is heavily reliant on the fit and proximity to a customer base, accessories are comparatively easy to craft and distribute. Loic et giL – a new Geneva based brand specialising in ties which are handmade in Italy, is the passion project of prominent former Swiss investment banker, Paolo Luban, who was compelled to launch the business to satiate his desire of coupling art and tie making. @loicetgil The full article on Loic et giL is now live. Photography courtesy of @keegannicholls . . . . #thesartorialjournal #sartorialjournal #VSCOCam #Luxury #Shirts #Suit #MensFashion #MensWear #MensStyle #MaleFashion #Dapper #MenWithClass #Gentleman #MenWith #Style #MenWithStyle #Fashion #Bespoke #OutFit #StreetStyle #FashionBlogger #Fashion #sartorial #GQ #PhotoOfTheDay #trends #OOTD #Passion #InstaStyle #sprezzatura
The idea behind this matching is to bring a level of sophistication to a casual feature, and a relaxed feel to a corporate staple. It is a contradiction that only Italian styling can cut through and make beautiful.
Prediction no.2 When Everyone Zigs (Burgundy) You Zag (Green-ish)
Burgundy, as we have mentioned/predicted/preached, is the new black. Green-ish is going to be the new burgundy, but not so touted and in fashion to be considered a trend. So to be in the non-trend, a green-ish blazer, in any style, would make your wardrobe more diverse.
Prediction no.3 Bringin’ Your Shirt Character A-game
Gingham, plaid, all types of stripes from Awning to Pin! The man’s shirt game has stepped up with character in the last year. However, although the slow embrace of colour and pattern has entered shirt styling, to properly hit the non-trend, a colourful floral/paisley or pattern yet to be given a name is the way forward for any bold styling non-trend setting gentleman.
We have predicted a few more, however we’ll keep those to ourselves… they may just pop up on the Bbrown & Abel Instagram from time to time.