If you’ve come looking for the brashest, bravest men’s fashion trends of 2022, you’ll find…some of that here. But really, as we’ve compiled these annual menswear temperature checks year after year, they’ve transmogrified a little from a report on Capital-T Trends We’re Seeing Out In the World to more of a loose assemblage of Stuff We’re Kinda Into and Wanna Wear Right Now. Less forecasting, more feelings. Here are the style moves we’re making heading into 2022: the throwback jacket we’ll be huddling up in all winter; the showstopping trousers we want to hit the dance floor in pronto; the vibey balaclavas that’ll keep your ears toasty and your face mask secure. Are these the biggest men’s fashion trends 2022 will deliver? Probably not! But they’ll keep you looking pretty damn fly while we wait around to find out.
Maybe it’s just my repeated viewings of The Muppet Christmas Carol over the holidays, but there’s something about a thick-as-hell chain that feels totally on the money right now.
Sporty & Rich gold large chain necklace
Mejuri engravable ID bracelet
Dries Van Noten silver-tone chain necklace
3sixteen Cuban link bracelet
Style-minded fellas have been dabbling in flared pants for a minute now, but they’re about to be back with a vengeance in 2022. Tuck in a fitted ringer tee or a slouchy silk shirt and go full ’70s roller king.
Wrangler Wrancher dress jean
Yitai Year of the Ox corduroy trousers
Marni brown flared check cotton-corduroy trousers
Celine Homme slim-fit flared Prince of Wales checked wool 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. This time, though, the ones that matter most are cut wide and boxy like the varsities of the early ’90s.
Stewart & Strauss original varsity jacket
Dehen 1920 varsity jacket
Reigning Champ “Lobos” varsity jacket
All the layering versatility of your go-to cardigan, all the bicep-popping hotness of your sveltest polo.
Standard Cloth refine button-up polo sweater
Todd Snyder longsleeve stripe stitch full placket polo
Christian Kimber “Ripley” short sleeve knitted shirt
Because sometimes a beanie just isn’t enough—warmth- or swag-wise.
Carhartt camo helmet liner
Corridor eco baby alpaca balaclava
Bentgablenits mohawk balaclava
No more wimpy collared shirts in 2022. Go big, go pointed, go prominent.
COS regular-fit pointed collar shirt
Husbands slim striped oxford shirt
Second/Layer Alameda L/S shirt
Needles C.O.B. classic shirt
You know who’s got 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” optical glasses
Warby Parker Raider eyeglasses
Gucci square optical frame
How do you pull off a vest without looking like McLovin’? You make sure it’s just the slightest bit weird: maybe it’s cable knit, maybe it’s pleated, maybe it’s leather, maybe it’s just goddamn Prada.
Abercrombie oversized button-through sweater vest
Homme Plissé Issey Miyake pleated waistcoat
Prada logo-plaque Re-Nylon gilet
Waffle Knit Thermals
Winterize your ’90s layering game by throwing one of these winter-beating waffle knit thermals under your raddest vintage tee.
Access heavyweight thermal crew neck top
Everlane waffle long-sleeve crew tee
Fear of God Essentials waffle-knit cotton-jersey henley
Olderbrother waffle turtleneck
How do you make a swaddly topcoat or tweedy blazer feel even richer and more sumptuous? You knot a god-tier silk scarf around your neck.
Nepenthes silk flat crepe scarf
Drake’s hounds print wool-silk scarf
Hermès Grand Tralala scarf 90
Etro paisley-print cashmere and silk-blend scarf
All Velvet Everything
Velvet epitomizes everything we want to be this year: it’s swanky, it’s smooth, it shines like the sun.