The biggest inspirations for the new athletic look include the gym and tennis. Personal athletic clothes and gear for the gym are in as well as tennis outfits. In mens clothes shops look for items that professional tennis players would wear on the court. Dsquared and Yohji Yamamoto, designer mens clothes lines that usually present a sporty look on the runway, typified the trend this year with brightly colored shorts, shoes, and sweats.
Another new look for designer mens clothes takes us back to the late seventies. The leisure suit, traditionally made of polyester, showed up this year all over the runways. The colors also harkened back to an earlier decade: chocolate browns, burnt oranges, neutral whites and olive greens, as well as deep blues and blacks dominated. A shiny, dark, three-piece suit, with a bit of a bell-bottom flare also fits the bill. Topped off with a silk scarf tied loosely around the neck and leather loafers, the look is complete. Accessories in exotic materials are also big this spring. Designers made wallets, belts, and shoes in python, crocodile, and ostrich. Polyester print shirts also make a comeback from the seventies and go well with the new suits. Also, believe it or not, straight-leg white jeans look hot for men this year.
With the increasing interest in organic and health foods and the concern over global warming, the eco-friendly nature trend has gained popularity this year. Designer mens clothes styles are casual and simple if a bit rumpled and with a little hippie touch. This includes fashions inspired by nature and materials from nature. Designers used fabrics without synthetic dyes or treatments. In fact, natural plant dyes have become popular. They have also made suits for the runways with linen, hemp, or organic cotton. Clothes come in neutral browns, khakis, greens, and whites. The staple of this style, the sandal is also huge for spring, especially big chunky leather sandals. Natural styled jewelry made the runways including hemp and raffia necklaces and bracelets. Prada’s spring 2007 runway show exemplified the nature trend with neutral colors, loose flowing material, natural fabrics, and strong jewelry and sandals.
Men have many choices this spring. From seventies smooth, to sporty chic, to granola, the variety of fashions should suit any style.