Man oh man!

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I must admit on nights out I always have a good look around to see what people are wearing and it does really impress me when a guy makes an effort to look good, choose his outfits well and try to be a little different from your average.

At a recent event I attended it was almost as if the guys there were in uniform because nearly every man in the place was wearing a checked shirt, jeans and brown shoes. The one or two guys who did stand out were the ones who weren’t wearing checked shirts and jeans and it just made me think that although all of those men made an effort to put on their best going out gear they obviously don’t mind looking like every other man in the place.

If a girl went out and spotted another girl in the same outfit as her she would most definitely be mortified but if a man does it he doesn’t seem to care. Maybe we women care too much about our appearance or about what others think of us.

For those Fermanagh men out there who are interested in fashion, take pride in your appearance or if you’re just sick of the check shirt jeans combination and fancy a change here are some of the trends that will feature on the high street here in Fermanagh.

Gentlemen wear checks

So far we’ve seen it on local celebrities such as Rory McIlroy and Steven Nolan and this look is set to be a popular alternative in terms of tailoring. By checks I am not talking about checked shirts but checked suits although I have noticed a few guys teaming checks with tweed suits which made a welcome change.

Military Vs Marine

Autumn winter will see a mix of military inspired looks including military jackets, utility shirts, bomber jackets and parka coats and also a marine inspired look. Although marine may seem like more of a summer trend it works well for winter with heavy duffle coats and woven knitwear.

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1960s

You will usually find at least one menswear trend that corresponds with women’s wear and in this case it’s the 1960s trend. In the case of menswear it’s all about the ‘stovepipe slacks’, polo necks, shirts with slim ties and a clean cut appearance. For style inspiration check out the Beatles circa 1964.

Animal magic

Animal print was featured on the London and Milan menswear shows however in terms of high street fashion in Fermanagh I don’t know if some of the looks will be such a hit. Any Joey Essex wannabes will love this trend as much as he does. For this trend you don’t necessarily have to go the whole hog but perhaps just a t-shirt or shirt to experiment a little with a different print.

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