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The top high-end men’s fashion trends for 2021

By Jake Daniels on 12th December 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, many of us are looking ahead to happier times and a year where socialising, going out and dressing your best are all soon to be back on the cards. After many months of staying in due to lockdowns and the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, you’d be forgiven for allowing fashion to take a back seat this year – but with a flurry of exciting catwalk trends set to inject some excitement back into men’s dressing for the season ahead, it’s time to start refilling your wardrobe with the latest designer goods and getting ahead on the trends to be seen in.

If the latest catwalk looks are anything to go by, men’s fashion is set for a makeover this year, with the likes of Tom Ford leading the way with his array of groovy 70’s florals paired with Apple iPhone lanyards. Perhaps an odd combination, but you can be certain that for every sartorial male worth his salt, it will fast become the look-du-jour in the new year.

With an exciting combination of tactile fabrics and new shapes, 2021 is the year to get a little more daring with the way you dress – and these are the top items and trends you’ll need in your wardrobe.

Luxury lanyards

The iPhone lanyards by Tom Ford are set to become an essential accessory in 2021. Image credit: mytheresa.com

First things first; the afore-mentioned iPhone lanyards by Tom Ford are set to become an essential accessory in the new year. As smartphones get larger, they are becoming more and more difficult for men to carry conveniently – the bulging pocket look has always been enough to spoil any well put-together outfit, but these days, you’ll be lucky if your iPhone 12 Max Pro will even fit.

Enter, a handy and stylish new way to take your phone with you wherever you go, and make a forward-thinking style statement while doing so. These chic lanyards were seen hanging from the necks of almost all Tom Ford’s models – a sure sign that it’s a trend the luxury designer is backing wholeheartedly.

Jewel up

Men’s jewellery has been increasing in popularity in recent years, helped by the likes of pop star Harry Styles. Image credit: kathclick/Bigstock.com

Men’s jewellery has been increasing in popularity in recent years, and in 2021 it will become the essential accessory to finish off any well put-together look. Its surge in popularity could be said, in no small part, to be thanks to pop stars such as Shawn Mendes and Harry Styles, who have often been seen championing the trend and making it a permanent fixture in any stylish man’s wardrobe.

At some of the biggest name shows in Paris and Milan, we saw heavily ringed fingers along with solid gold and silver accessories, with Versace and Gucci leading the way.

Diamond earrings for men have been a particularly popular look for some while now, and one that will come into its own in 2021.

Leather everything

A classic leather jacket will still be very much on trend in 2021

Faux leather is set to make a welcome return in 2021, and we can’t wait. It’s a look that is never out of favour for long, regularly making a comeback in its latest iteration and creating a wave of excitement at Fashion Weeks around the world.

This time, the trend is about going all in. There’s no more doing things by halves, so get set for the head-to-toe look, as seen at Private Policy.

Too much? You can still get on board with the leather trend by adding a garment or two to your look – a classic leather jacket will never go amiss.

Suits with sandals

The classic suit is set to make a dramatic comeback next year, too – but this time, it’ll take on a completely different feel and will be seen teamed with expensive designer sandals as opposed to the usual brogues

The classic suit is set to make a dramatic comeback next year, too – but this time, it’ll take on a completely different feel and will be seen teamed with designer sandals as opposed to the usual brogues.

Models at Timo Weiland wore white suits with embellished Birkenstock-style open-toes, giving a dressed down, summery vibe to a more traditional look.

Perhaps one to hold off on until the temperatures rise – unless you’re feeling particularly brave.