MODERN UTILITY MENSWEARFashion
29 June 2016
This season it’s all about military detailing in pants and on jackets. The modern utility trend merges uniform-like features with modern minimalism. Key features of this look are:
Expect to see surprising pocket details on chinos and jogger pants.
The cargo pockets of old have been replaced with a more minimal design and instead of adding bulk, they are sleek and unobtrusive.
Think roll-neck sweaters worn under parkas and trench coats.
Layering is a great way to modernise a utilitarian style. Pair a plain white tee and zip-through hoodie under a bomber jacket for a simple but fresh streetwear look.
The introduction of faux fur trims to soften the look.
Don’t be surprised to see a lot more shearling and Sherpa-style trims in hood linings and on the cuffs of military-style jackets.
The classic trench coat has been re-imagined.
Zipper sleeve details and high buttoned collars are just some of the quirky ways in which this military trend has been reinvented for a more formal look.
The colour palette is moody and classic.
Charcoal and black add a sense of formality to this look while the more traditional tones of khaki, chocolate and camel also feature strongly.