New in Menswear

It seems like menswear takes on a definite new trend about every decade. Here and there we see fads, but ultimately men have trends that stick around for a bit.

So what’s the new trend that’s staying around?

There are two new trends that are here to stay for a bit.

  1. Cuffed dress slacks
  2. Tapered dress slacks

So how do you get this look?

You can request a slim fit or modern slim fit taper to your dress slack to update your look. Ask your tailor about adding a cuff to your dress pants.

Here at Modern Cottage it’s only $4 extra to add a cuff.

So how do you know if it’s doable for the pant style?

Generally a cuff looks great on a slim fit style pant leg. If you go with a modern slim fit pant leg, I recommend keeping it simple. Don’t forget to find the right socks. You can mix it up with fun prints but be sure to match either the shoe or the pant color.

How do you identify trends that may not be around for very long?

Take a look at the article of clothing or accessory. Is it simple? Is it brightly colored, very different, floral or apart from what you might call a classic look? For instance: floral bow ties are feminine, brightly colored and may only be trending a few years. Most fads or short trends in menswear happen with accessories. Generally, the cut and fit of your suit will stick around for a decade. Then there’s always the classic fit, which you can never go wrong with.

So as you are out and about shopping for your next look, remember that your accessories are best used for very trendy styles. If you want to stand out, think about a new watch, new shoes and new tie. You can also have your dress slacks tailored to fit the new trends. When looking at new trends and deciding if you want to follow, always remember your own unique style. Just because some gentlemen are wearing certain styles, doesn’t mean you have to do the same. Maybe you might find a different look more suitable for you.

As always I am here to answer any questions you may have,


The Bridal Tailor