Men’s Fashion Trends 2023: 13 Massive Menswear Fashion Moves to Make This Year

What are the biggest, boldest and most attractive men’s fashion trends in 2023? Your guess is as good as ours, my friend. In compiling these early-year vibration checks, we’ve come to a few hard-won truths: 1) unless you have Minority Report-type gizmo synced to your computer, predicting the future is more trouble than it’s worth and 2) who cares anyway? On GQ, we have never been in the business of bowing to the fickle whims of the fashion gods – we create trends, to hell with itand not follow them, and in 2023 this is precisely the energy we would encourage you to nurture.

The very variety of men’s fashion trends shown below reflects that sentiment. Will everything here tickle your fancy? Eh, probably not — but that’s just fine. Think of this list less as orders from on high (don’t covet your neighbor’s sweater, really) and more as a snapshot of the craziest, hottest menswear trends we can’t wait to try this year, from fluffy toques to protecting our legs with now-comfortable weird loafers in which we will keep our piglets all spring. Let’s leave the divination to the hapless jerks in Cupertino, shall we? There is no algorithm in the world that can come close to this pizzazz.

More elegant trench coats

What you it is not do you have Inspector Gadget on your moodboard 2023? The PI with the propeller hat swore by the classic, but the raincoats we’re talking about here are more like heavy swords: long, single-breasted and thankfully free of the epaulettes that previously defined the silhouette.

Fear of God Essentials Long Coat

Studio Nicholson “Ventus” trench coat.

Zip-up hoodies

Consider the reign of the pullover officially over. Zippers are back, baby—and they’re here to revolutionize your bodega running outfits.

Fear of God Eternal Padded Zip Up Hoodie

Flint and Tinder 10 Year Old Zip Up T-Shirt

3sixteen heavyweight zip up t-shirt

Genuine McCoy’s Loop Zip Up T-Shirt

Quirky fleece hats

You know what’s better than a wacky scallop? A wacky beanie that draws its innate wackiness from a Frankenstein blend of plush, pillow-soft fleece.

Fleece cap with folk logo

Only NY “Andes” fleece cap

Kate Walz patchwork hat

T-shirts + Pants

The ribbed white tank looks good with almost anything. But what’s the smartest way to wear it in 2023? Tuck it into your pants, then accessorize with a sparkly gold chain and glittery belt.

Hanes ribbed tanks (6 pieces)

Calvin Klein ribbed T-shirts (3 pieces)

Dion Lee Lace Tank Top

Schiesser “Friedrich” ribbed tank top.

Formal pants Capital-D

Gently break the news to your double knees: the pants you’ll be wearing the most this year are a hell of a lot dressier than any pair you already have in your closet.

J.Crew Wool Blend Flannel Pants

Recto flare pants with slit

Carlota Barrera striped cupro pants

Noah double pleat wool trousers

Fuck your flip-flops

Your slides came out great. Flip-flops—the last frontier in so-bad-it’s-good fashion—are really, really cool again.

Marshall Columbia “Suki” sandals.

Kimono slippers made of recycled material Tangerine

Box bombers

The MA-1 isn’t going anywhere. But the bombers we love most right now are the CWU’s closer cousins, early ’50s silhouettes defined by a neat pointed collar, cropped body and big, puffy sleeves. Bonus points if it looks like you grabbed it off the shelf at your favorite vintage spot—the more patinated the better.

Mil-Tec US CWU flight jacket

Commission bomber jacket

Stefan Cooke denim bomber jacket

4SDesigns split bomber jacket

Silkier scarves

Mea culpa, Serge Ibaka. The Bucks forward was on to something: When your collarbone is this sick, you don’t have to do much to build an all-star around it.

Silk scarf with Dries Van Noten print

Banana Republic silk felt scarf

Silk twill scarf with printed edges

Drake’s tubular silk scarf with tassels

Cleaned buttons

Remember those starched shirts your old man used to take off as soon as he got home from work? This is not them. They may look alike, but their attitude lets the world know you’re wearing it because you are want yes, not because some dead-eyed corporate apparatchik sent out a memo banning sex in the office.

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And the Austin wool striped shirt

Nice shoes

After years of shoes that look like they could turn into Optimus Prime strutting down the runway, the footwear silhouette poised to dominate the menswear conversation is thin and slightly delicate, a riff on the ballet flats that brands like Miu Miu are bringing back onto the fashion radar—and flip flops that power brokers have been wearing for decades.

Drogheria Crivellini mary jane shoes

Belgian shoes “Mr. Casual” flip flops

Boss level blazers

For some time now, the prevailing look for men’s tailoring has been soft, sluggish and unstructured. So the next time you’re getting dressed, why not reach for a double-breasted ballerina jacket—with cheeky lapels, strong shoulders, and a cinched waist—and look like ’80s-era Richard Gere?

COS double-breasted jacket in a relaxed fit

Our Legacy “Tavern” jacket

Husband plain tweed jacket

Gabriela Hearst “Miles” Double Breasted Blazer.

All tucked away

In 2023, wearing your t-shirts (and shirts, and sweaters) isn’t about confidence—it’s the fastest way to make whatever you’re wearing look a little more artful…and show off your new belt.

Stüssy belt in argyle stitched leather

Anderson’s Woven Cotton Belt

Stolen Girlfriends Club new west belt

Mannahatta belt with cowhide threads

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