August 8, 2016
By Candace Longfellow
ON THE EDGE: MEN’S FALL 2016 LOOKBOOKSHOP THE LOOKBOOK
From quirky, gender-bending designs at Gucci to massive, over-the-top furs at Dolce & Gabbana, it can be difficult for the modern man to see himself in some of the latest runway collections. But good style has never been about following trends blindly — the best looks are made when the person wearing them feels comfortable and confident. “The overall goal for this lookbook is to show the fall trends’ versatility so that it doesn’t feel so one-note,” says Men’s Merchandising Manager Mandy Rivas. “These days, people don’t fit into one box in terms of their personal style. It’s more about trying different trends and making them work for you.”
For instance, if you want to try the military trend, but don’t want to look like a Civil War reenactor, stick with just one piece at a time. “The military trend is more about the jacket than anything else,” says Rivas, so she suggests pairing one with denim or slim-fit khakis for a less literal, more modern approach. And even as dress codes everywhere become more lax, a tracksuit at the office is still not a viable option for most. “Designers like Helmut Lang are now making joggers in cool, technical fabrics that feel more dressed up than your typical sweatpants. They’re more versatile and you can pair them with a blazer for the office and still look polished,” says Rivas. The key lesson here: no matter how bold the trend or how understated your aesthetic, where there’s a will there’s a way to translate any look into something wearable that you feel great in. Click through above to see how we’re styling more of the best menswear trends for fall.