Retailers cannot afford to miss out on what is about to hit the markets in the A/W seasons of 2022-23. Indeed, big sales are coming up in the men’s department. And they range from four-button double-breasted suits to pleated and tailored skirts.
This article will unveil five of the most talked about men’s tailored key items in the market. But before that, here’s how the men’s tailored set market has been doing for the last couple of years.
A general perspective of the men’s tailored set market
The global men’s suit market is projected to reach $57 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% between 2019 and 2027. Also, there’s hope that the category is about to make a comeback due to the emphasis on tailoring and the increasing blurring of the lines between streetwear and tailoring fashion.
Numerous markets have emerged worldwide due to abrupt lifestyle changes, and the power of advertising has altered the perceptions of many. In the same vein, the men’s suits market has gained momentum alongside the women’s apparel and clothes market—in terms of lifestyle.
5 men’s tailored design trends moving fast
High stance SB suit jacket
These high stance jackets undoubtedly have a retro-futuristic vibe, but they still give off a fresh look—thanks to the innovative designs released by designers on the runway. Covered plackets and single button closures are great examples of contemporary button features.
Straight-leg pants are worn with boldly colored or printed jackets for an unexpected contrast in silhouette. This outfit reflects a departure from the low-stance while giving a broad-shouldered feature for jackets, making them significant this season.
Oversized 1½-breasted jackets and jackets with extra buttons bring a relaxed, casual feel to the trend as a whole. However, the checkered jacket is also making a comeback as male consumers can easily mix it up with a formal button-down shirt and a tie.
Colorful plush suit
Even though these suits aren’t just for special occasions, they could be. Bright colors and much deeper tones bring soft velvets and fine-wale corduroy to life.
There’s a sense of opulence and luxury with the plush suit styles. While most male consumers will succeed in showcasing these looks in a holiday context, designers also send more casual and directional variations.
Straight-leg trousers look particularly good when users combine them with fur jackets, which look good in lighter tones like oink, deep blue, lilac and orange. In addition, shoppers can pair these jackets with scarves or an inconspicuous inner shirt.
The single button and peak lapel suit is a formal look for men who intend to try it out at work and other related occasions. It features a single button that holds the jacket together and is made of fur or corduroy fabrics.
As a rule, lighter tones are a beautiful fit for plush suits. Men can pair these with light-colored shirts like pink and cream to blend with the suits.
Supreme comfort suit
The supreme comfort is one of the most popular fashion styles of the season—from this group of trends. There are loose-fitting suits with drawstring or elastic waistbands and minimalistic accents in a calming neutral color scheme on display.
The loose-fitting, informal ensembles strike the ideal mix between the coziness of working from home and a polished appearance appropriate for the office.
With its distinctive appearance, this trend also includes the oversized blazer, which makes a significant comeback in this fashion era. Combined with a matching vest and roomy trousers, these blazers, which come in solid colors like brown, camel, and deep blue, offer comfort and an overall sense of confidence due to their sheer size.
The beige neutrals are also back with an assortment of jacket styles for men to try on in the coming seasons. A wide collar jacket with an additional sweater coat on top and matching trousers is the signature of this look. Men can pair this fashion staple with cream and white colors. Beige is also light and accentuates the monochrome semi-formal look.
Belted coats and their ingenuity never fail to leave men stunned—as these beauties take comfort to a different level. The belted coats are made from ultra-soft fabrics like wool and polycotton blends, which match two-piece suit sets with folded trouser hems.
Men can easily pair the belted coats with a dark or light scarf around the neck and an inner vest to boot.
Designers and the fashion industry are experimenting with men’s skirts again. Tailoring is the medium for this trend, which is gaining serious traction in the autumn and winter.
The most practical strategy is knit-like skirts worn over pants, which are an updated version of the beloved traditional Scottish formal attire. Floor-length and ruffled skirts are two-directional variations of the style.
Top of the list is the long ruffled skirt, which comes with an enormous coat and an ankle-length skirt covered with ruffles on all sides. The top of the matching jacket can waver to the side or have a narrow waist, causing the jacket to flare out from the middle.
Male users can pair it with a T-shirt or black turtleneck to contrast with the color of the jacket and skirt. Good colors for this attire are cream, dark gray, dark blue, wine, and caramel.
The high-sock style is stunning, featuring an oversized coat or jacket with a knee-length skirt and knee-high socks. Men can wear this by flailing the coat’s sleeves and letting them dangle over their shoulders. This look goes great with an inside knit sweater.
Another method for men to try this trend is with a tonal tweed skirt over slightly baggy pants. Some men prefer to rock alone with plain or designed-print T-shirts. The skirt can also be worn with a matching jacket or top coat—with vertical ruffles along the skirt’s length. Inner turtlenecks go well with this trend as well.
The autumn and winter seasons will be graced by the presence of heavily structured, square-shouldered jackets—in contrast to the casual suit. While some more forward designers show more subdued versions of this power-dressing aesthetic, others choose exaggerated proportions.
Double-breasted jackets provide a place for a lower stance even though a higher stance may make a comeback. The four-button double-breasted jacket is the perfect illustration of this.
Made out of fabrics like wool and corduroy, this suit jacket is aesthetically pleasing to men everywhere with its wide-spread collar and quadruple buttons. They also come with matching bottoms and could be paired with an inner button-down shirt of basically any color.
The extreme detailing on other styles will turn heads. The quadruple-breasted slim jacket with the wide leg matching trousers is another style. The jacket’s square shoulders and tight waist bring back the 70s vibe when paired with wide collar shirts.
For the winter neutrals, a wide collar double-breasted jacket does the trick. The pants are neither baggy nor slim fit, but it depends on discretion and what the customer prefers. Men can pair the suits with neat inner collar shirts of contrasting colors.
Men’s tailored suits are back with twists and turn like the revamping of the single-breasted jackets or the tailored skirts for casual/semi-casual outings. The plush two-piece suits also do the trick for luxury dates, gatherings, and delicate formal events.
Undoubtedly, all these trends are up for grabs, and retailers can capitalize on this open market to make sales in the upcoming A/W 2022-23 seasons.