Futuristic Trends In Men’s Fashion

Fashion shows are no foreign concept and contrary to what you may believe they have a strong influence over your wardrobe. In my endeavor to find out what the future has in store in the men’s fashion front; I embarked on a tour that concluded in Montreal, Canada. Montreal has long been known as the official “Headquarters of the Canadian Rag Trade,” and the city bustles with high profile, prize winning designers in “Rue de la Montagne” fashion district.

Although the formal wear and classic cuts featured in many trend reports online are universal, I looked to Montreal for directional message in menswear. Forget the hype, in this article I present 3 futuristic trends that have the potential of taking over the high fashion streets and also easy enough to be adopted by the average man.

Military Inspiration

Prepare to defend yourself against the clothing rudiments that salute everything military. Spearheading the pack is Rudsack; available was a range of military regalia like the clip-on leather hoods, 3/4 fatigues with cargo pockets – also featured in leather, four pocket jacket, flight pants, just to name a few. Though the headgear may appear too literal, its military inspiration is irresistible. To adopt this trend you’ll have to opt details such as utilitarian pockets on jackets and rivets on belts. Embrace the trend full with combat boots that are functional as well as stylish.

Mix and match

Dinh Ba is active with his idea combo. Dinh Ba paired various colors, prints and styles to achieve an individual look. I saw a black-and-white pinstripe oxford under a sandblasted printed blazer worn with casual motorcycle boots. While this kind of mixing and matching is best left on the runway, the idea is correct. The message is to achieve a look by mixing and matching different elements, even within a single item.


How does something like a classic sweater or jacket get updated season after season? Based on designer ‘Philippe Dubucs show, it’s all in the details; asymmetrical ones so to say. Similar to the big scarves, the neckline also appears to be an area of focus in Montreal; this was achieved through asymmetrical layers and zip-closures. I particularly liked the heavyweight pull-over jacket featuring a zipper that extends from the neckline to the armpit. Other more abstract pieces include a scarf -like vest with asymmetrical layering and leather zipper detailing. While some of these ideas are more conceptual than wearable, your best bet is to find some sweaters with interesting asymmetry next fall to provide a trendy alternative to your basics. This look should be reserved for weekend attire, and opt for darker colors to avoid excessive competition with the details.