The biggest Winter 2019 trends for men

The mood was hells angels on heat (and then some) at the first day of shows for LFWM today. The temperatures outside were brisk, and the clothes shown indoors, on the capital’s runways, looked ready to take on the challenge. From the Meatloaf-comeback-tour-ready leather trench coats (and trousers) at John Lawrence Sullivan, to the heavy duty leather donkey jackets at Bobby Abbley and Pronouce, to the heavy-duty leather corsetry and souped up bondage pieces at Art School and Daniel Fletcher; so long as it’s black, matte and taken from the pelt of a bovine stronger than you, it should be on your back. Oh, and the heavy matte leather fisherman’s smock shown at Hussein Chalayan’s excellent show was a thing of beauty.

In Milan, the trend continued, with oversized slick leather trench coats at Marni, Fendi and Prada, while at Neil Barrett and Dolce & Gabbana, cropped hell’s angels bombers had a nineties appeal.

In Paris the look was even more prevalent, with oversized black leather trenches – not quite matte, not quite high-shine – in nearly every major show. From the Parisian existentialist-style trench coats at Celine, to the sleek Macs from Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith and Dunhill, if there’s only one item you buy next season, make it a black leather coat, rather than jacket.

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