Men’s fashion in 2016 will be an interesting and eclectic amalgam. The main trends will be a unique mix of classic throwback and avant-garde. Whether you want to play it safe, get outside the box, or do both at the same time, here are four 2016 fashion trends to keep your eye on.
It’s the one piece of jewelry universally accepted for men to wear in all situations. With the advent of smartphones, watches have become less prevalent. Their usefulness has declined somewhat as most people use their phones in order to check the time. Watches may be less practical these days, but they inherently contain more style points than ever before. This Bulova Classic is a timepiece that pretty much everyone can agree on
2. Dress Shoes
Every man should man have at least two pairs of dress shoes in his wardrobe: a black pair and a brown pair. A matching belt to go with each pair is also important. Brown suede shoes will also be trendy in 2016. These Alpine Swiss Mens Bern Lace Up Oxford Loafers look much more expensive than the actual cost; and that’s a good thing!
3. Skinny Jeans with a Sport Coat
Some attribute tech company CEOs for pioneering this trend, but it’s an easy ensemble accessible to almost everyone. Of course, the “skinny jeans” trend itself has grown so much that the pants are available for average weight and even slightly overweight men too.
4. Beige Blazers
This color will be hot for blazers when spring and summer arrive. This Khaki Cotton Corduroy ‘Willow’ Two-Button Blazer by Tommy Hilfiger perfectly complements navy blue denim.
5. Oppa Gingham Style
Gingham plaid seems to be a go-to print for 2016, and you can wear it in many forms: ties, blazers, pocket squares, shirts, belts and much more. This John Varvatos Star U.S.A. Gingham Stripe scarf will keep you both warm and in step this winter.
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Paul M. Banks is a regular contributor to RedEye, the Chicago Tribune's youth-oriented daily newspaper. He appears regularly on WGN's CLTV (usually wearing a sport coat with skinny jeans) and KOZN 1620 The Zone. Banks previously contributed to the NBC Chicago and Washington Times websites. He currently owns and manages The Sports Bank.net, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network and News Now. Growing up with three older sisters and no brothers, he inevitably ended up a member of #TeamOverDressed