If you’ve come looking for the brashest, bravest men’s fashion trends of 2022, you’ll find…some of that here. As we have compiled these annual menswear temperatures checks year after year, they have changed a bit from a report about Capital-T Trends We’re Seeing Out in the World to more loosely curated Stuff We’re Kinda Into or Want to Wear Right Now. There’s less forecasting and more feelings. Here are the style moves that we’re making going into 2022. The throwback jacket we’ll wear all winter, the show-stopping trousers that we want to get on the dance floor quickly, and the vibrant balaclavas you’ll keep your ears warm and your face protected. These are the biggest men’s fashion trends that 2022 will bring. Not likely! They’ll keep your eyes afloat while we wait to find out.
Maybe it’s just the repeated viewings of The Muppet Christmas CarolOver the holidays, there’s something about a thick as-hell chain which feels totally on-point right now.
Large chain necklace in sporty and rich gold
Mejuri engravable ID bracelet
Miansai Gold Figaro Chain Bracelet
Martine Ali silver “Gunnar”Necklace
AI Studios elongated curb link bracelet
Miabella Cuban link curb chain necklace
Flared pants are back in style for 2022. Style-conscious men have been trying out flared pants for a while. You can go full ’70s roller-king style by tucking in a fitted ringer shirt or a slouchy, silk shirt.
Wrangler Wrancher dress jean
Yitai Year of the O corduroy trousers
Lu’u Dan ’70s bellbottom trousers
Celine Homme slim fit flared Prince Of Wales checked wool trousers
Levi’s “So High” bootcut jeans
73 London cotton blend flared tailored trousers
Half a decade ago, when varsity jackets were last a thing, it was all about trimmed-down, ultra-tailored versions—like Hedi Slimane’s celeb-loved take for Saint Laurent. These jackets are more important than ever because they are wide and boxy, just like the varsities in the early ’90s.
Stewart & Strauss original varsity coat
Dehen 1920 varsity Jacket
Reigning Champ “Lobos”Varsity jacket
Bentgablenits Varsity Jacket
Joe McCoy, The Real McCoy “Everett Chiefs”Varsity jacket
All the versatility and layering possibilities of your go to cardigan, but all the bicep-popping hotness you get from your sveltest polos.
Standard Cloth refine button-up polo sweater
Todd Snyder long-sleeve stripe full placket polo
J.Crew cable-knit short-sleeve polo sweater
Banana Republic pique polo
Stephan Schneider “Finch” long sleeve knit polo shirt
Because sometimes a beanie just isn’t enough—warmth- or swag-wise.
Carhartt camo helmet liner
Perfect Moment logo-embroidered striped, merino wool balaclava
Pangaia recycled Cashmere Balclava
Maison Margiela distressed fair intarsia Balclava
2022 is the year of no more sloppy collared shirts. Go big, be bold, be prominent.
COS regular-fit point collar shirt
Amomento square pocket oversized shirt
Second/Layer Alameda S/S shirt
Séfr “Marcel”Check out the cotton-blend twill shirt
Arket relaxed cotton poplin shirt
Sunflower “Wayne”Pocket shirt
Who has regrets? Anybody who has ever shelled out for LASIK and then realized half a decade later that their night vision is deteriorating and—even worse—they no longer get to adorn their face with the illest accessories out.
Akila “Kaya”Optometric glasses
Warby Parker Raider eyeglasses
Gucci square optical frame
How do you pull off vests without looking like a model? McLovin’? You want it to be just the right amount of strange: it could be cable knit, it might have pleated, it might even be leather, or it could just be Prada.
Abercrombie oversized button-through sweater vest
Homme Plissé Issey Miyake pleated waistcoat
Prada logo-plaque Re-Nylon gilet
Urban Outfitters “Frank” cardigan sweater vest
Taiga Takahashi silk vest
Waffle Knit Thermals
These winter-beating waffle knit thermals will be a great addition to your 90s layering repertoire.
Get a heavyweight thermal crew neck shirt
Everlane waffle long-sleeve crew shirt
Fear of God Essentials waffle knit henley
Olderbrother waffle turtleneck
RRL waffle-knit crewneck Tee
Nicholas Daley waffle-knit rollneck sweater
How can you make a swaddly blazer or tweedy topcoat seem richer and more elegant? You tie a silk scarf that is of the highest quality around your neck.
Nepenthes silk flat crepe scarf
Drake’s hounds print wool and silk scarf
Hermès Grand Tralala scarf 90
Etro paisley pattern cashmere, silk-blend scarf
Rumisu silk “La Loba”Scarf
All Velvet Everything
Velvet is everything we want this year. It’s elegant, it’s smooth and it shines like a sun.