Men’s Fashion Trends 2022: 12 Big Menswear Moves to Make This Year

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. Less forecasting, more feelings. 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? Probably not! But they’ll keep you looking pretty damn fly while we wait around to find out. 

Heavy Chains

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.

Sporty & Rich gold large chain necklace

Mejuri engravable ID bracelet

Dries Van Noten silver-tone chain necklace

3sixteen Cuban link bracelet

Flared Trousers

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 Ox corduroy trousers

Marni brown flared check cotton-corduroy trousers

Celine Homme slim-fit flared Prince of Wales checked wool trousers

Varsity Jackets 

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 jacket

Dehen 1920 varsity jacket

Reigning Champ “Lobos” varsity jacket

Full-Placket Polos

All the layering versatility of your go-to cardigan, all the bicep-popping hotness of your sveltest polo. 

Standard Cloth refine button-up polo sweater

Todd Snyder longsleeve stripe stitch full placket 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

Bentgablenits mohawk balaclava

Strong Collars

No more wimpy collared shirts in 2022. Go big, go pointed, go prominent. 

COS regular-fit pointed collar shirt

Husbands slim striped oxford shirt

Second/Layer Alameda L/S shirt

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 face with the illest accessories out. 

Akila “Kaya” optical glasses

Warby Parker Raider eyeglasses

Gucci square optical frame


How do you pull off a vest without looking like 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.

Access heavyweight thermal crew neck top

Everlane waffle long-sleeve crew tee

Fear of God Essentials waffle-knit cotton-jersey henley

Olderbrother waffle turtleneck

Silk Scarves

How do you make a swaddly topcoat or tweedy blazer feel even richer and more sumptuous? You knot a god-tier silk scarf 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. 

Goodfight Sound Room Japanese velvet shirt

Needles velvet V-neck cardigan

Bode signature logo velvet hat

Giorgio Armani single-breasted stand-collar velvet blazer