WHAT'S IN FASHION Snail-paced trends for men


Other factors of which you want to be aware:
On a specific designer level, soft greens and browns won a vote in Joseph Abboud's fall collection, along with grays and navy. The line was weighted with both suits and sportswear separates smoothly paired with the elegance you'd expect of a Cary Grant wardrobe.
The military theme emerged consistently in lines from John Bartlett, John Varvatos and Kenneth Cole. Peacoats, officer coats and military shirts were offered up on the runways for the fashion-minded man, and it may not be just a passing whim. Banana Republic is now marketing military shirts in cotton and suede along with military buckle belts.
Square-toed shoes if you don't have them are important, Tom Julian says. If you're adding on, consider a short boot or, if you're a trendoid, a bowling shoe rendition.
You'll find flat-front and pleated trousers in the stores, but the shift is toward pleated, some say.


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