Christmas is coming and we couldn’t be more excited – honestly, it’s not even sarcasm. I really enjoy the colder shift in the seasons and can’t help but embrace the menswear trends that have emerged from AW17. As we consider doing the festive dash to check off the gift buying, Christmas list I figured I should share some of the things that will be making my Christmas list this year.
Now, each year I like to get some seasonal updates which will help elevate my look. Recently, we found out about Trendhim when they contacted us about their rather interesting ‘Neuromarketing Challenge’ and I found that their brand was really something special. There’s so many online fashion houses and menswear e-commerce brands but it’s been so rare to find one that produces and stocks solely men’s fashion accessories.
Trendhim sells quality men’s accessories and jewellery which are both sophisticated and a little edgy – taking direct inspiration from menswear trends and classic styling. I asked Trendhim if they’d like to help guide me as I discuss the ‘The Best Menswear Accessories to make your Christmas List this year’ and they were more than happy, as always, to share their knowledge.
The Man Bag movement shows no signs of stopping and although you may have regarded it as a fad, Menswear Bags are a functional and fashion-forward accessory that every guy should consider. For everything from work to city trips to festivals – there’s a bag for the occasion which will cement your style credentials and heighten your look.
At Trendhim, you can find a comprehensive range of stylish bags from Laptop Bags to Gym Bags with Messenger Bags and Toiletry Bags. I had to invest in the Marlano Dark Brown Leather Case – it’s efficient for hauling your stuff around but more importantly, it’s super stylish with a classically inspired aesthetic that you can take from work to bar.
Trendhim told me that “Thanks to the special tanning process, the natural patterns and defects of the hide have been preserved, making each and every piece unique” when it comes to their leather men’s bag collections.
The AW17 menswear collections were dominated by cool hats which have taken on a cosy update from the Men’s hat trend styles which transpired from Spring/Summer. Hats are a versatile way to update any ensemble and as the temperatures reach sub-zero, they as much as an essential as they are a stylish addition.
Flat Caps, Newsboy Caps and Fedoras are all popular choices that will see you through the Winter but the always loved Beanie will forever be the most accessible men’s hat style – which I’m sure will don every fellas Christmas list. For 2017, update your beanie with fresh colour ways and bold prints like the White Tanka Hat and the Trendhim Light Camo Beanie.
We’re all guilty of taking the time to choose the right trainers, jeans or suits but can be impulsive when it comes to buying a wallet. We use our wallets every day and it’s suggested that the style and condition of your wallet, is a key indicator to the kind of man you are. Make sure your wallet represents you and give it an annual update.
Find a wallet that’s sensible, fun, bold and practical at Trendhim and make sure it fits your needs. With men’s card holders, money clips and wallets in an extensive range of finishes and styles – we think this Christmas should be the year to invest in a wallet that deserves more than a home in your back pocket.
Trendhim advised us “Cardholders are ideal totes for business or credit cards and come in varying capacities. Wallets are obviously capable of carrying much more so we have various sizes colour schemes and designs to ensure that you can find the one that is right for you.
Leather can expand a bit and so each card slot can accommodate more than one card. Just be aware that over stuffing will surely lead to looseness that may not hold just one card any further.”
Men’s Jewellery and Fashion Accessories
There’s no denying that Menswear jewellery trends and fashion accessories is big business now. Paul Smith, Hugo Boss and Stella McCartney all delivered some menswear jewellery trend at the Autumn/Winter Fashion Weeks. Jewellery for men is a huge movement and it’s not just for the fashion elite. Men’s earrings, necklaces, rings and sleeve garters have been cropping up in all Men’s Street Style blogs with anarchic references and simple, metallic tones providing the foundations for this menswear trend. Think about staple pieces like the silver studs and simple cut earrings and consider layering textures with men’s leather necklaces and chains.
Nothing is more satisfying that finding a pair of gloves which actually-fit and keep your hands warm and toasty.
Menswear gloves come in a range of different fabrics and textures but if you’re after a pair of quality men’s gloves that are built to last – we recommend investing in a pair of leather men’s gloves, tailored to your hands. Leather gloves are durable and stylish and succeed in bringing a luxury edge to your outerwear.
We recommend these Tan Strapped Leather Men’s Gloves which take inspiration from the styling of the prominent seventies trend – complete with touchscreen capabilities and a warm fleece lining, meaning you no longer have to lose a finger when answering those e-mails on the morning commute.
Belts & Braces
Nothing finishes a look better than a luxury, leather belt and a pair of bold braces. Despite Braces being tipped in the style stakes as one of the most iconic men’s accessories, they’re often overlooked. We asked the stylish guys at Trendhim why every gent should invest in a pair of braces. They told us ‘…Because your pants shouldn’t be around your ankles. That’s one reason, but they’ve become quite the fashion item as well.
Trouser braces were first worn in the 18th century as an undergarment, but since the 1960’s have become an over garment for fashion purposes and can be worn in a variety of social scenarios.’ Seen on the likes of David Beckham and David Gandi – Braces are a must for all fashion-forward gents this season.
There’s the official Man Wants guide to The Best Menswear Accessories that should be on your Christmas List for 2017 – thanks to Trendhim for the styling and fashion guidance. Please go check out their brand for some awesome menswear fashion accessories and fashion pieces.