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AW18 Mens Trend Spotlight: Take A Hike

  IMAGE: Ermenegildo Zegna

IMAGE: Ermenegildo Zegna

Get ready for some action this season as menswear designers have taken inspiration from the world of outdoor pursuits with functional footwear, technical fabrics and utility shapes worked into effortlessly wearable winter apparel.

  IMAGE: Ermenegildo Zegna

IMAGE: Ermenegildo Zegna

If ath-leisure has spent the past few seasons forging a bond between sportswear and daywear, then this trend is bringing a high-performance adventurer aesthetic into everyday style. It’s a match made in wardrobe heaven: practical and realistic with a direct route from Milan men’s fashion week with the likes of Prada and Ermenegildo Zegna championing this utilitarian look.

Look for extra pockets on trousers and jackets, gloves and hats that wouldn’t look out of place in the arctic circle and BIG backpacks.

Style tip:

Hiking boots are key to this trend and bridge the wardrobe gap between Hunter wellingtons and desert boots. If you already own a well-worn pair of GORE-TEX hikers, save those for the dog-walking and invest in smooth leather lace-ups to pair with your smarter jeans.

 IMAGE: Berties

IMAGE: Berties