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Men's top 10 fashion trends for spring

By Weekend  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

  • Jacket £49.50, jumper £29.50, poloshirt £25, trousers £35, shoes £69, all Autograph at Marks & Spencer

  • Viyella blue overcheck jacket, £325

  • The Logan jumper, £99, from Smart Turnout

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1. Ultimate jacket

The  country gent's essential has moved into the urban wardrobe and the Landsdale jacket, £260, from Joules is in a field of its own.  Enough pockets,  flaps, bells and whistles to keep you occupied for hours.

2. Stripes

Stripes are always a staple and this year, the bolder the better. Stand out from the crowd in a Blue Harbour rugby shirt £29.50, at Marks & Spencer.

3. Brights

Forget those safe macho browns and greys and get in touch with your feminine side. She'll love you in colour – chino shorts, £16,  and coral chinos, £28, from Next.

4. Preppy

Preppy, classic and cool . . . emulate the classic American collegiate style with the Logan jumper,  a lightweight 100 per cent virgin wool jumper with  striped wrist and arm detailing. Just team with a scarf to get the look. It's  £99 from Smart Turnout.

5. The man bag

Man up and get a man bag. It's officially OK, especially if you join the craze for old school satchels. A double pocket Xbody leather satchel can do casual or smart, with an adjustable strap and plenty of pockets. It's £79.95 from White Stuff.

6. The classic coat

Ah yes, we all need a smart coat, whether it's for work or when you just need to look the part. A Jeff Banks coat has quirky detailing on the collars and pockets. It's £145 at Debenhams.

7. Spring suit

It's too early for the light greys and beiges of summer, so go navy for spring. The Indigo Bryant suit jacket is £230, trousers, £120, pale blue stretch shirt, £79, navy  silk tie, £40, all from Kenneth Cole at House of Fraser.

8. Checks

Look out for the pick of the plaids. Strong clear checks like a Viyella blue overcheck jacket, £325, look both smart and casual.

9. The red shoes

Red shoes – steel yourself – you can be brave. Step out in the footwear colour of the season. Burgundy boots are £23 and the We Are Saints slip-on red shoes, £29,  from Jacamo.

10. The colour blue

Blue is the new black – not that safe blue you've clung to for years but a rich vibrant look-at-me blue from indigo to aquamarine. Go for colour and team with white, purple or red . . . Try Marks & Spencer's Autograph range for this blue jacket, £49.50, jumper, £29.50,  polo, £25, trousers, £35, and shoes, £69.



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