Menswear Trends Fall 14

Men's fashion week is never as interesting as womenswear - if at all. Men's fashion after all, is still largely more utilitarian than fashion. For fall however, designers are making a proposal of the best of both worlds with a focus on volume. Bigger is better is the mantra and for fall, not only does it seem sensible but also potentially forward.

Outerwear was crossing the universally flattering three-quarter length and hitting pass the knee. Sometimes they were oversized too. Even Hedi Slimane, purveyor of everythin (#seewhatididthere), sent down his gang of boys in coats that hid instead of showcase their lanky frames; spindly legs still withstanding. Even ponchos were making a play at Belstaff and Martin Margiela.

Accessories too pumped up the volume. Blankets scarves enveloped the runways. Haider Ackermann simply wrapped it around necks; Louis Vuitton regally slung it over shoulders; and Phillip Lim managed to make scarves look sophisticated and nonchalant at the same time with a wrap-and-tie technique.

Other accessories were also not just sizeably functional and fashionable, they were humorous. Alexander Wang's beanies were so droopy, they started to resemble a gnome hat (side note: his two-layered cashmere hats are a winter staple of mine). Raf Simons's boots would be clown-approved... and curiously, 13-year old J.R. approved. At Burberry Prorsum the bags were so big, you could shove all the aforementioned items and still have room.

And if you want to take it to the maximum, you can try one of Thom Browne's suits, fat suits(#iseewhatyoudidthere):

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