Runway Watch: 4 Fall Menswear Trends To Get Your Guy

FLARE’s favourite menswear trends for fall include graphic camo, traditionalist plaid, wild leopard print and deep burgundy. Learn how to wear them!

3.1 Phillip Lim (Camo), E. Tautz (Plaid), Burberry (Animal Print), Maison Martin Margiela (Rich Burgundys.) Fall 2013 runway photos by Anthea Simms

Menswear Trends: 3.1 Phillip Lim (Camo), E. Tautz (Plaid), Burberry (Animal Print) and Maison Martin Margiela (Rich Burgundy) // Fall 2013 runway photos by Anthea Simms


Embracing this season’s key menswear trends, we rounded up a variety of covetable pieces in rich shades of burgundy and eye-catching animal, camo and plaid prints that will help bring your look to the next level. Getting noticed this fashion week won’t be hard after incorporating the vibrant prints, patterns and colours that were prominent on the fall-winter runways into your autumn ensemble.



In the concrete jungle camouflage-inspired prints will help you stand out (rather then blend-in.) To avoid looking like G.I. Joe, ensure your street fatigues are fashionable by opting for sharply tailored pieces and modern silhouettes. For a fresh take on the trend, take a cue from Phillip Lim and Valentino’s fall runway shows and look for unexpected colour variations and abstract versions of the print.


Clockwise from top left: Zara camouflage silk tie, $40, Forever 21 camp printed sweater in navy, $20, Cutler and Gross d-frame camouflage acetate optical glasses, $445, H by Hudson green camo safari suede loafers, $180, 3.1 Phillip Lim dark camo short sleeve button up, $250, Acne green brushstroke camo sweatshirt, $230, Herschel survey backpack in camouflage, $60, Valentino camouflage-print leather and suede sneakers, $710, Stussy cotton canvas camo pant, $57, Timex camper camouflage green fabric strap watch, $70,



From grungy interpretations of plaid at Saint Laurent and Givenchy, to the more classic approach to tartan seen at E. Tautz and Vivienne Westwood, it’s clear menswear’s longstanding love-affair with the old-school Scottish print is still going strong. You can’t go wrong investing in plaid staple pieces as they make for a rich and warm autumn-ready look that you’ll be sure to go back to time and time again.




Clockwise from top left: Gant Rugger slim-fit check brushed-cotton shirt, $120, Opening Ceremony plaid flannel OC tote, $60, Surface to Air digitally printed plaid raglan knit, $345, H&M plaid flannel shirt with ombre detailing, $35, Givenchy red plaid Doberman print t-shirt, $560, Louis Leeman tartan penny loafers, $954, Vivienne Westwood classic wool tartan trousers, $650, American Apparel classic tie, $26, Brooks brothers tartan wallet, $118,


Animal Print

Find inspiration from Burberry Prorsum’s runway show and dare to wear leopard-inspired separates for a graphic look this fall. From sleek shoes to bold button-ups, there are plenty of spotted styles to choose from—the trick is to stick to one statement printed piece to add some pizzazz to an otherwise neutral ensemble. Trust us, pull this wild trend off right and you’ll be looking like one cool cat.


Clockwise from top left: YMC leopard print bomber jacket, $153, ASOS chunky watch with leopard print face, $54, Kenzo tiger print shirt, $398, Acne animal print cap in rust, $170, Raf Simons merino wool leopard spot sweater, $465, Saint Laurent leopard print mohair scarf, $395, Leather Crown derby shoe with ponyskin fringe, $400, Forever 21 slim fit animal print shirt, $28,


Rich Wine Colours

As seen on the runways of Calvin Klein, John Galliano and Maison Martin Margiela, designers were thirsting for wine-coloured clothing this fall. The sophisticated shade is perfect for demure men looking for something both classy and cool to wear both to the office and over the weekend.


Clockwise from top left: Robert Geller wool lounge pant in Bordeaux, $475, Mr B’s loafer in Bourdeaux, $195, Zara printed shirt, $50, All Saints level leather biker jacket in oxblood, $500, Odeur knit patterned sweater in wine colour, $200, A.P.C. backpack in Bordeaux, $220, New Balance 990 suede and mesh sneakers, $160, Alexander McQueen skull socks, $80,