Fashion trends for men are evolving, and in some cases, reverting to trends from the past.
In 2024, a new wave of street style has emerged, and it blends contemporary aesthetics with nods to hip-hop's diverse culture.
Retro styles from the 1990s and early 2000s are making a well-deserved comeback, with oversized silhouettes, vibrant color blocking, and iconic logos redesigned with a modern take. Similarly, bold jewelry and layered outfits have also made a return.
Hip-hop fashion for men has become a canvas for creativity and self-expression, setting the stage for the rise of streetwear in the fashion industry. Here are some of the hottest men’s fashion trends this year.
Believe it or not, sweater vests are in — however, fashion heads are not rocking the knitted garments in a traditional way.
Sweater vests can be worn with an oversized work shirt, or with nothing at all. The sleeveless feature provides a nonchalant way to show off your biceps or tattoos. Tyler The Creator has become synonymous with the fashion trend, but rappers like Burner Boy and Lil Baby have also rocked a sweater vest.
Oversized clothes were all the rage in the late 80s and early 1990s, though, in recent years, slim-fitting gear has dominated the fashion world. Now, fashion heads are reverting to the oversized silhouette – rocking pants, hoodies, and shirts that are too big for their bodies.
Designers across the fashion spectrum are catering to fans of the trend. Brands like Balenciaga and Gucci have joined in on the fad but the styles can also be found at more affordable retailers like H&M and GAP.
Hoochie daddy shorts
Short shorts were a big hit in 2023 and the trend is back for 2024.
The over-the-knee length shorts, often referred to as hoochie daddy shorts, have become a staple in streetwear. The shorts are commonly paired with a graphic t-shirt and fitted cap, making them an easy addition to any wardrobe.
Men have begun to up their accessory game and sunglasses have become a key part of that process.
As of late, retro sunglasses have made a return, becoming increasingly popular among streetwear fanatics. One of the most appealing aspects of the return of retro sunglasses is the accessibility of these styles. From high-end designer options to budget-friendly alternatives, fashion enthusiasts can find a variety of choices that suit their preferences and budgets.
Patterns and prints
Gone are the days when men were afraid to rock a floral-print outfit. Rappers like Offset and Pharrell have made no secret of their love for patterned clothes and their fans have surely followed suit. However, not every printed ensemble is laced with flowers or symbols.
Designers are partnering with artists to create unique pieces that are both colorful and appealing to streetwear fans.
Straight-back braids, also known as cornrows, have made a full return to popular culture, with several notable rappers leading the charge. Drake, 21 Savage, and Travis Scott are all rocking braided hairstyles right now. Similarly, Lil Baby often has his locs braided to perfection.
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