Trends are often a bit scary, aren’t they? What designers send down the runway, or what the fashion set start wearing on the street isn’t what most men have in mind, with the consequence being that some of fashion’s more out-there trends are dismissed as ridiculous. And, of course, they sometimes are. When Vetements brought out a T-shirt printed with the DHL logo and sold it for £185 back in 2015, everybody scoffed. But, weirdly, it captured something of the moment and became an overnight must-have. Now, it’s one of the most defining pieces of clothing of the past decade. Ditto for those tiny, tiny bags that Jacquemus has recently become known for.
Sometimes, a trend will come onto our radar and we’ll think it’s completely unwearable and silly, and yet, actually, there’s something about it that makes us want to try it out ourselves. The problem is that just because something finds itself “in fashion”, it doesn’t become magically easier to wear. And with baggy shorts, hiking sneakers and oversized tailoring currently doing the rounds with the fashion set, things can be tricky to navigate. Still, we’re never ones to shy away from a challenge at MR PORTER, so we’ve done you the service of breaking each trend down, and giving a few pointers on how you might pull it off. Because where there’s a trend, you’ll bet that there’s also a way to wear it well.