Modern Utility Menswear

This season it’s all about military detailing in pants and on jackets.  The modern utility trend merges uniform-like features with modern minimalism.

Key features of this look are:


Expect to see surprising pocket details on chinos and jogger pants.

The cargo pockets of old have been replaced with a more minimal design and instead of adding bulk, they are sleek and unobtrusive.


Think roll-neck sweaters worn under parkas and trench coats.

Layering is a great way to modernise a utilitarian style.  Pair a plain white tee and zip-through hoodie under a bomber jacket for a simple but fresh streetwear look.


The introduction of faux fur trims to soften the look.

Don’t be surprised to see a lot more shearling and Sherpa-style trims in hood linings and on the cuffs of military-style jackets.


The classic trench coat has been re-imagined.

Zipper sleeve details and high buttoned collars are just some of the quirky ways in which this military trend has been reinvented for a more formal look.


The colour palette is moody and classic.

Charcoal and black add a sense of formality to this look while the more traditional tones of khaki, chocolate and camel also feature strongly.

a. Coat from Hallensteins / b. Satchel from Overland / c. Watch from Pascoes / d. Shoe from Hannahs / e. Pants from Hallensteins / f. Jacket from Jay Jays / g. Shoe from Overland / h. Jacket from Just Jeans / i. Jacket from Jay Jays

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