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. More feelings, less forecasting. 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? It’s unlikely! 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.
Large chain necklace with sporty and rich gold in the large size
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 O corduroy trousers
Marni brown flared check cotton corduroy trousers
Celine Homme slim-fit 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 coat
Varsity jacket by Dehen 1920
Reigning Champ “Lobos”Varsity jacket
All the versatility of your cardigan, all of the bicep-popping heat of your sveltest Polo.
Standard Cloth refine button-up polo sweater
Todd Snyder long-sleeve stripe stitch full-pleat 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
Mohawk balaclava from Bentgablenits
2022 is the year of no more sloppy collared shirts. Be bold, be pointed, and go big.
COS regular-fit point collar shirt
Husbands slim striped oxford shirt
Second/Layer Alameda shirt L/S
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 faceThe illest accessories available.
Akila “Kaya”Optometric glasses
Warby Parker Raider eyeglasses
Gucci square optical frame
How do you pull off vests without looking like a model? 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.
Heavyweight thermal crew neck top
Everlane waffle long-sleeve crew shirt
Fear of God Essentials waffle-knit cotton jersey henley
Olderbrother waffle turtleneck
How do you make a tweedy blazer or topcoat look richer and more luxurious than it already is? You tie a silk scarf that is of the highest quality 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.