New Year, New Fashion Trends for Men in 2022

Let's face it; the fashion world moves fast. Every year you feel like you have found your niche, and then a new trend comes along that takes you in a new direction! So you dive into the latest trend, and then you start second-guessing it after a couple of months. It's an endless cycle! 

Speaking of diving - have you come back to the surface after jumping into last year's styles? Well, it's time to resurface, because fashion is about to get real fresh for men in 2022.

This year's style is bold textured prints, clever color blocking with deep contrasts, and lots of layers! If you are thinking that we must be describing a retro visual, then you would be incorrect. The "new-old" styles are a departure from the past, and this time around, they are far more flattering to men's figures than ever before.

If you're looking to get on board with this year's newest trends, we've got the scoop. Here at A Few Wood Men, we like to be at the forefront of all the men’s style trends. 2022 will be an exciting year in the fashion world, and we've got you covered with everything you need to know about this year's biggest and best looks.

Let's check out what we'll be seeing on the streets this year.

Accessorize Yourself

As men, we know that men’s accessories can make or break an outfit. But this year, you'll want to accessorize yourself with even more than before!

The Malcolm Watch

As we mentioned before, the most significant trend of the year is bold and contrasting colors and textures, so you'll want to start by balancing that out by choosing a simple color for your everyday wear.

If you feel adventurous, you can choose an understated pattern or color for your everyday shirt. If you want to stay safe, go with a simple solid T-shirt in shades of grey, white, and black. Keep it basic to keep the focus on the colors that you will wear over it.

Once you've got your base sorted, it's time to move on to the accessories! If you aren't falling over yourself as you search through your closet, then now is a good time to look at some new statement pieces for your outfit. For example, you might have a bold necklace or bracelet that will be perfect for this year's trends. However, if you don't have any statement pieces lying around, then it's time to get out there and start shopping.

If you do need something new, there are plenty of options on the market for your next accessory. Check out our ring, bracelet, watch, and bamboo wood sunglasses collections here at A Few Woodmen. We have all the men’s accessories you need to land on all the men’s style trends.

Men’s accessories in 2022 will be a trend that cannot be ignored. You don't want to be left in the fashion wilderness by your peers who already have their statement pieces ready to go. 

Leather Bracelet

Our leather bracelets are super soft to the touch—the two ends of the bracelet clip together through an innovative magnet component. The metal clip and black leather strap contrast well together, and, most importantly, it is a lot lighter than pure metal chains.

Leather Bracelets

Black leather is never going to drop out of any fashion bible. It is the defining look of a rockstar, and we can guarantee in 2022, it will be a trending color and material.

Stone Bracelet

Stone bracelets might be more refined and less in your face. But don't sleep on this style of accessory. It is a lot more hardy and durable than the leather one. Play around with the different bracelet colors and work it up into a bracelet set.

At A Few Wood Men, our stone bracelets are special. We have added extra unique elements to our The Brian Bracelet. Tiny rose gold links are placed between the black stone beads. The overall effect is stylish and clean.

Bamboo Wood Sunglasses

Fashion trends today are all about sustainability, and that, is really cool. We don't want to see clothes worn for just one event. Also, we don't want items that are just poorly made. There is no worse way to start your holiday than getting out your new pair of glasses and finding them broken in the bag!

With bamboo sunglasses from A Few Wood Men, you hit two birds with one stone. Firstly, they are durable and will last you several summers. Secondly, they are great for the environment. Plastic is a real menace of a material. Animals in the oceans are suffering from consuming it and not being able to break it down. Bamboo is an excellent alternative because it doesn't require much human help to get it growing. And when it starts, it can grow super quickly!

Bamboo wood sunglasses from A Few Wood Men are stylish and have excellent UV protection. So, if you are looking for a treat for summer 2022, look no further.

Men's Jewelry

According to the fellas in the know at GQ, men in 2022 will be reaching for necklaces and chains to keep up with the trends.

Chunky chains and metal bracelets will be adorning the necks and wrists of the fashionable. If you want to wear a chain, you can wear it a couple of ways - tucked in or untucked. Of course, having it under the shirt means it will be only visible at the top. But maybe you just want to show a slight hint of it and keep people guessing about the design.

Alternatively, if you are not one for mystery, or you feel people will appreciate your taste in chains - let it show! Keeping it on display is a bold move, and we respect that!

As mentioned, men’s accessories are a big part of A Few Wood Men's wheelhouse. So please browse our store to see a range of cool bracelets that are bound to get you intrigued. The bracelets are made of natural materials which have been handled with care and crafted into spectacular pieces of design.

Say Hello to the 90s...Again!

Black Man in 90s Fashion

The '90s decade really is the gift that keeps on giving. From a style perspective, this is one trend that just does not want to quit. Whether you choose baggy jeans, tees, or denim jackets, there is a wealth to choose from when going for this look.

This decade was a period of revolution in terms of men’s style trends. It brought in the ideas of streetwear to the high-end designer fashion houses. Big brands recognized that they needed to connect with their fans, who were becoming increasingly more aware of what they wore and why. And now, the 90s are back!

We're starting to see that with brands like A Few Wood Men, who are focusing on re-building an interest in natural materials for menswear. It's the perfect time for this! With the rise of organics and sustainability, we are seeing a new generation wanting to make better choices.

People want to recover their connection with nature and ensure that they keep the world in good health. So, next time you go shopping or browse through stores like A Few Wood Men, think about these more significant issues and if there are ways that you can contribute to the movement.

With that being said, let's take a look at what the 90s and 2022 combined have in store for the menswear world. 

Retro Jackets

Jackets, in general, are a good investment for you to make. Considering that we are still in winter, it is vital to have that practical coat to keep the cold at bay. Remember there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices!

We all love a good old comeback story in sport. When your team defeats the odds and turns on the style to grab the win. Well, this year, there is a piece of sporting apparel that is performing as well as the players on the field - the 90s varsity jacket. Go Team!

The varsity jacket that you, or your dad, rocked in college is going to be on-trend in 2022. With this jacket, you get a sense of nostalgia that can be filled with memories. But, of course, you will have to pair it up with the right outfit because it is only meant for its intended purpose - sports!

This piece of clothing links us back to the 90s in two important ways. One being that it is timeless and can look just as good now as it did when you first got it. Two, these jackets contained sports-friendly features like padding and warm layers. So, don't be afraid to wear this jacket over your shirt or sweater - it will protect you from the outside elements!

Taking inspiration from the boardroom doesn't mean you have to forget about your casual game. Remember, you are the master of your own style.

The Cardigan

If you don't think the varsity jacket will be your vibe, that's ok! You can get inspired by another 90s staple that is making a comeback - the cardigan.

Black Man Wearing Cardigan

Think of the cardigan as the next best thing to a varsity jacket, with fewer sports and more work. This classic sweater will bring new life into your closet of dress clothes, and make you look like you really know what you're doing.

In the 90s, it was all about dressing up warm and staying trendy -and your mom's extra winter coat did not count. So, a cardigan was a good purchase for a guy back then, considering they were always on-trend. And now? Well, you have access to the same pieces at a lower price, with no "mom's hand-me-down" excuse!

What are you waiting for? It's time to hit the stores and find that cardigan that will match your style. Remember, guys, keep your mind open to new ideas, because you never know when something old is about to become one of the hottest trends around!

Summer 2022 Fashion

It's 2022, and the summer heat is just around the corner! But, before we get there, it's crucial to understand that you can't just throw on whatever and expect to stay cool. Instead, you need to plan ahead and take the time to build a summer wardrobe that will keep you crisp and fresh in the heat!

The key to staying cool this summer is all about respecting your fabrics. That means, either going for a light cotton or linen blend, or picking out pieces that have been treated with a breathable, water-resistant coating.

Of course, the second option isn't always possible, considering that men's fashion finally embraces more organic materials and processes. However, this year is all about being practical and planning ahead to ensure you stay gap-free and stylish. 

Now that we understand how to build a practical wardrobe for the summer season, let's consider other elements that should influence your purchase decisions. That means looking beyond the fabrics and materials, and focusing on alternatives like patterns and colors.

Summer Means Bright Colors

Men’s summer fashion is designed to tease out your playful side. The summer months are when you put away your black and dark clothes. We are all happier in the sun, and we want t-shirts and tops that reflect that sunny disposition.

Black Man Summer Fashion

The distinguished designers of the world seem to agree. They are splashing colors on their clothing lines like a painter with a brush and canvas. However, five years ago, it was all about bold, bright colors that stood out. These days? The trend is still the same, but now you can find these hues in many different shades and tones!

This is great for guys who don't like wearing plain hues like black or white every single day. We're excited to see that men’s summer fashion designers are finally accepting the idea that men can wear any color they want, as long as they look good doing it!

DIY Colorful Top

If you don't feel like leaving your house to shop for new clothes, or you want to dress up a top that already has a tear at the seam, consider making your own colorful creation.

Interested? We thought so. Follow these steps closely and remember to wear plastic gloves.

Step 1: Make sure you use a clean white shirt for your design.

Step 2: If it is a brand new t-shirt, you must wash it before dying. After it is all clean, keep it damp. It needs to be damp to absorb all the color.

Step 3: This is the tricky bit. Turn your t-shirt into a 'swirl.' Pinch the center of the fabric and spin it around. You want it to end up in a flower-like shape.

Step 4: Find three rubber bands and secure the swirl shape.

Step 5: Get your dyes and apply them in sections over the t-shirt.

Step 6: Put the dyed t-shirt into a plastic bag and let it sit for 5 to 7 hours.

Step 7: Remove your creation out of the bag and voilà!

You are now a trendsetter in men’s summer fashion. Unless it didn't turn out exactly how you wanted, just have another go; we won't tell anyone!

This DIY designer activity is excellent to do with kids. You never know! Maybe one day, they will be showing their shirts on the Paris catwalks!

Sleeveless Summer?

Do you want to get rid of that annoying t-shirt tan when you are doing a little beach photo shoot? We have a solution - buy a sleeveless top.

The fashion Gods of the world want their people to start showing off some skin. That means that sleeveless and half-sleeve shirts will be at the top of the men’s summer fashion charts, and you're going to want a look that matches the rest of your vacation outfits.

We recommend going for a plain, strapless shirt so you can wear it from day to day. If you have been working out and have some muscles, feel free to show them off! Just be sure that you pick a top that fits well. You want to show off your new body, not an oversized shirt!

That's Curtains Down On the Fashion Show

We hope you have enjoyed a sneak peek behind the curtain of the ideas coming out of the fashion world this year. Fashion is an inspiring art form, and we know that this list will have gotten your mind racing.

At A Few Wood Men, we care about excellence in fashion. It helps us push the boundaries of what men's accessories can be. All men deserve to be wearing an inspiring item in 2022. Make sure you are part of that club.

2022 is going to be a big year in many ways as we start to live our life more normally again. From the team at A Few Wood Men, we wish you all the best in this new year.

March 15, 2022