The AW16 Menswear Blank Garment Edit

The AW16 Menswear Blank Garment Edit

It’s that time of year again when it’s time to start planning your autumn/winter collection. If you haven’t had a chance to check out what the top designers have been up to or just need some inspiration as a starting point you might find this post useful. We’ve looked back at all the key looks from the menswear AW16 catwalks and compiled a list of our favourite trends along with corresponding blank garments which are perfect for screen printing, embroidery or customisation.

Western

Think checks, stars and stripes and denim with embellishments rather than cowboy boots and leather jackets. Ralph Lauren and Valentino led the way on this trend and if you would like to incorporate it into your next collection we recommend one of the new shirts from the Brave Soul range like the Slater Long Sleeve Check Shirt (from £7.75) or the Stanley Innovates Denim Pocket Shirt (from £12.80).

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Western style shirts from Brave Soul and Stanley and Stella plus Valentino’s take on the look shot by David Bailey (right).

Bomber Jackets

They’re back again and this time available in even more colours, fabrics and finishes. We recently screen printed some sharp white bombers for Sang Bleu and definitely expect to be doing more of the same for customers come September. If you’re looking for a nice summer to autumn transitional bomber we suggest the Continental Clothing N60 (from £9.09) and EP69 (from £11.22) which give you the comfort and softness of a sweat but in a bomber silhouette.

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The classic navy utility bomber jacket re-imagined by Givenchy (left) and 100% cotton bombers by Continental Clothing (right).

 

All Shades of Pink

Pink in menswear is having a revival and all the tones in the spectrum are welcome, if you don’t believe us just check out the Kenzo, Gucci and Vivienne Westwood lookbooks. Separates are a great way to introduce it into a collection without going full walking glow stick. Try the classic American Apparel Flex Fleece Zip Hoodie in Heather or Deep Pink (from £16.50) or the Bella + Canvas Triblend Baseball T-shirt (from £4.50).  

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One of the pink AW16 looks from Kenzo (left) and try it yourself with American Apparel and Bella and Canvas (right).

Embroidered Patches

Not quite a blank garment but too big a trend to ignore. Need proof? Walk into a high street store and most have probably launched their own range of iron on patches. Spotted in quite a few SS16 collections this 90’s revival trend is staying for autumn/winter so it’s time to get involved. They’re super versatile because you can either sell a garment with patches already applied or offer them as a standalone item in your store. For more information about ordering patches through us email sales@3rdrailclothing.co.uk.

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Patch game strong: AW16 Dolce and Gabbana and Au Jour Le Jour looks (left). Examples of some of the patches we’ve source for recent customers (right).

Track and Field

Retro activewear got the high fashion treatment from Gucci and Neil Barrett. American Apparel is often the one stop shop for all things sport and leisure wear and true to form they have several track jackets available in a huge range of colours. Our favourite is the American Apparel California Fleece Track Jacket (from £16.70) but we also love the Stanley and Stella Unisex Study Sweatshirt (from £18.15). 

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Get the look with American Apparel and Stanley and Stella (left) and the high fashion variation from Neil Barrett (right).

For more information about any of the garments mentioned in this post get in touch, we’d love to so your print ideas. Drop us an email via sales@3rdrailclothing.co.uk.

 

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