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Take a Hike with Men's AW18 Mountain Trends

Who knew that raincoat we begrudgingly wore to school years ago would be appearing on the runways? As teenagers, being stylish decidedly did not go hand-in-hand with practical clothing. But Louis Vuitton, Christopher Raeburn, Lanvin and many other top designers are changing the scope of what it is to be fashionable once again. Hiking boots and a lot of technicalwear were the focus in this year's menswear collections for autumn/winter 2018 and we're going to tell you how you can infuse the hiking trend into your wardrobe.

The Coat Men Should Have this Season

Sometimes in fashion it feels as though we have to make sacrifices to ensure we're keeping up with the latest, cutting edge styles. Whether it's foregoing comfort or being warm, there is most certainly a price to pay when it comes to looking good – and we're not just talking about the price tag. Thankfully the gospel of all things high-end fashion has spoken and we're going to be more than a little bit toasty this year. Puffer jackets continue to be at the forefront of men's coats this year after they shot to fame at the end of 2017. Versace made a statement and reassured us we're entitled to all this space with a standout orange puffer. Technicalwear is also huge. Think North Face coats ideal for taking on the face of a mountain. With practicality comes expense, though. Not only are we talking about a good looking coat, but one that has the properties to defend against the elements. However, retailers like Surfdome are great for ensuring you're equipped whilst also making the most of amazing deals. Use Surfdome Promo Codes and you could save as much as 50% on brands like Oakley, North Face and Timberland.


Think Practical for Your Autumn/Winter Footwear 

Say goodbye to flimsy, airy summer footwear that constantly felt one step from vacating our feet altogether. If there's one thing to be excited about when it comes to autumn/winter fashion, it's reuniting with proper footwear. Think boots and clunky trainers. And what could be more winter weather friendly than a pair of hiking boots. Yes, that's right. Your footwear is about to get considerably more durable, supportive and, of course, right on the pulse of high-end fashion. Giorgio Armani brought sleek black, lace up boots to the table, along with Gucci who put its own unique style stamp on the functional footwear trend. Christopher Raeburn's orange get-up almost had us ready to hit the slopes, swapping out laces for a secure strap. And height was no issue either. Varying from ankle to well and truly supporting ankle and calf, we're one step away from taking a hike in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton. Who would have thought? Take it down a notch so you can execute this look alongside a pair of trusty, worn skinny black jeans. Shop at department stores like Debenhams, who always have a host of Discount Promo Codes, and you can find a number of brands that are embracing the hiking trend. Moncler has a great range of not quite so clumpy walking boots or add some leather with Dsquared2's contrast hiking boots.

Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton

What Accessories Are in Style for Men this Year? 

With layering a key player in the men's Autumn/Winter 2018 trends, accessories definitely aren't to be overlooked. Especially with temperatures dropping, this is their time to thrive. And, thankfully, the catwalks weren't short of them. From hats to scarves, tick off these seasonal accessories and you'll be ready for any Baltic conditions heading our way. Though, if global warming has anything to say about it, you may be left waiting. If scarves are your bag, Y-3 committed with their yellow abstract scarf, complete with multiple wrap around for an extra snug neck. Balaclavas are also huge this year, from simple black to patterned fabrics. We were obsessed with the alternative look at the Vetements runway. Beanies also continued to prosper, as well as a slightly more droopy, Santa's helper alternative at the Thom Browne show. You can never go wrong with a beanie. Add a knitted bobble to the top and you can ensure you're hiking ready, too. We love a speckled knit beanie from Penfield or Protest's enviable bobble hats.


From facing the peaks of Ben Nevis to conquering the slabs of the city, adopt the men's runway styles with ease and infiltrate them into your day-to-day life. You'll be strolling up those mountains like it's a piece of cake.


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