Dude fashion is pretty formulaic. Sneak a peek into the closet of literally any guy you know, and you’ll see some combination of dark-wash denim, plain white tees, comfy hoodies and a handful of button-downs. (Seriously, try it—we dare you.) Thankfully, 2019 men’s fashion trends are here—and ready to inject a little fresh energy into any dude’s wardrobe.
Though many of us are apt to turn to Pinterest for outfit inspiration, DIY ideas and interior design porn, the truth is, Pinterest is an expert at all things trending—including all things men’s fashion trends. The platform has tons of data about who is searching for what and when, meaning they can predict the new year’s trends incredibly efficiently—making it easier than ever for you to shop for your dad, brother, partner or any other guy your fashion-loving heart has decided to shop for.
Denim is arguably the most classic fashion trend of all time—so it’s little surprise it’s sticking around for 2019. Though many men opt for a darker wash (as we so aptly noted before), switching up shades in favor of lighter washes is officially the move in the New Year. According to Pinterest, searches for “light washed denim” are up 70 percent. Thankfully, lighter shades of denim are just as versatile as their darker predecessors.
Some men prefer backpacks or totes for their belongings, but hands-free bags are always a good idea. And 2019 fully understands that. According to Pinterest, searches for “sling bags” are up a whopping 1,184 percent. That’s a ton. And it reinforces what we already know: Sling bags are equal parts fashionable and practical—they’re where it’s at. The dude in your life can sling his bag to the front to keep an eye on his belongings or sling it to the back to keep it out of his way. He’s sure to look super on-trend regardless.
Vintage watches are super chic, regardless of gender—and they’re making a serious comeback in 2019. According to Pinterest, searches for “vintage watches” are up 98 percent. From Rolex to Chopard, these timepieces serve as conversation starters, statement-making accessories and, you know, ways to tell time.
Maximalism is everywhere—and the men’s fashion sphere is no exception. According to Pinterest, mismatched prints are up 89 percent. Since guys tend to rely on tried-and-true basics, help your dad/brother/friend/etc. ease into the trend by starting with one bold print—then invite him to combine that print with another. Soon enough, he’ll be leading the maximalist men’s fashion charge—and impressing everyone who encounters him.