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In the last ten years, the market size of men’s clothing in the US has grown by around $6 billion. Considering it’s $13 billion as of 2022, that’s a big leap.
Nowadays, men are releasing themselves from the shackles of masculinity and caring about what they wear and how they look. They’re being creative and confident, and the men’s fashion trends in 2022 only support this.
If you’re a fashion-forward man, it’s not surprising that you’re already interested in what types of fashion will be hot this year. Wait no longer and read this guide for all the best fashion trends of 2022.
Maximalism Over Minimalism
In years gone by, men’s fashion trends have focused on clean, simple, and classic pieces that are easy to mix and match. They have encouraged men to concentrate on a modest capsule wardrobe that is hard to mess up.
Well, the fashion industry is no longer hand-holding and wants you to go big and bold with your outfits from now on.
2022 brings more floral shirts, neon cardigans (yes, for men!), and tie-dye t-shirts. The 90s are back again so dust off your old snapback cap and graffiti jean jacket because those types of apparel are in style.
Workleisure Is Here to Stay
There isn’t an industry that the pandemic didn’t affect, including the fashion and beauty industry. With more people working from home or in remote locations, fewer and fewer are wearing their smart-casual or formal work attire.
Instead, 2022 will see more comfy linen and lumberjack shirts worn over graphic t-shirts. Men will be wearing soft cashmere sweaters, sports blazers, and loose-fitting jeans. Smarter sweatpants and sneakers will also be acceptable workwear.
You don’t have to choose between comfort and style this year.
Keep Repping Gorpcore
What on earth is “Gorpcore” you say? Think of it as the men’s version of the granola girl style.
Gorp stands for Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts which is another name for trail mix. So, Gorpcore is the trend of wearing outdoor fashion and brands as street clothes.
In 2022, invest in a bright puffer jacket that wouldn’t look out of place in the mountains as your go-to outerwear. Buy a Carhartt hoodie and merino wool beanie hats. Timberland boots and dark denim jeans are back in fashion, too.
If you wouldn’t wear it in the countryside, it isn’t on-trend.
Rise of Style Individuality
Style icons like Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, and Billy Porter are bucking the status quo to show that men like you, in 2022, can be an individual.
And reality shows like Queer Eye are showing men of all shapes and sizes how they can dress for their shape while still looking fashionable. Designers are creating more dress shirts for large guys as well as fashionable suits.
These Are the Men’s Fashion Trends of 2022
No one knows what the future will bring, now more than ever. But these men’s fashion trends of 2022 are a safe bet. As long as you choose comfortable, versatile clothing in a bright print, you won’t go too far wrong.
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