Wednesday, 30 September 2009

On the street: menswear trends

mens shoe trends

mens shoes 2

All the men I know are interested in clothes and style but very few wear anything that could be described as 'on trend'. Standing outside the Vauxhall Fashion Scout location at the Freemasons Hall in Holborn gave me a good long time to observe some trends in mens footwear. {That and time to observe the Freemasons themselves, but that's another post.}

The thing I noticed the most was the difference between men and women. Take a look at a group of fashionistas, and yes, you will notice some recurring trends, but, by and large, everyone looks a bit different. Men, well, here they were pretty much all wearing variations on the same two trends: pegged khakis/jeans and interesting shoes with bare feet. Only one or two men were wearing a different but interesting outfit or style.

The other difference was the real gap between those that looked fantastic and those who looked like they were wearing their old school trousers.

{All photos by me. Camera by Canon}


Suzie (Echo) said...

Is it wrong that I don't like any of the looks in those pictures?!

Rachel said...

Not at all!

And in answer you to your previous comment, hurrah for teal tights. (Gap ones were only £6 with a 30% discount so not much more than the Peacock ones). I might have to look out the blue lacy ones although not sure where Peacocks in London is...

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I can't help but feel that trends on men look very very silly. I mean cummon, put some socks on and roll down your trousers and then maybe, just maybe, I can take you seriously as a human being.