Trend Edit – Mens sartorial skate trend

6th September 2019

Think ‘90s vibes, colour, print and anything that would look right on a half-pipe. The biggest men’s streetwear trend for autumn is a look that’s been evolving over the last few seasons. This autumn, it’s all about sartorial skate, the skate-inspired menswear trend that’s changing the fits and cuts of all key casual menswear.

Whether you remember the ‘90s skatewear look from the first time around or you’re a newbie on the hunt to update your wardrobe for autumn, it’s all about skate clothing this season. From skate-style men’s trainers and hats to the full looks that these pieces are accessorising, check out the Superdry take on #SartorialSkate and which essentials you need from this season’s collection to nail the look.

Top men’s sartorial skate trend looks

  • Vintage pastel tees – Go for relaxed-fit pastel t-shirts with vintage-inspired graphics.
  • Oversized everything – Get ready to be ultra-comfortable with oversized fits in everything.
  • ‘90s Hats – Revert to the ‘90s to complete your look with the perfect accessory.
  • New wave argyle – Sartorial skate reworks the classic argyle print in a whole new way.
  • Offbeat colours – It’s all about ‘90s colour palettes for everything from men’s hats to head to toe clothing.
  • Slouchy trousers – Relax into loose-fit trousers and jeans for the perfect skate-inspired look.

Vintage pastel tees

Graphic t-shirts with a vintage twist are one of the first and easiest ways to hop onto this men’s streetwear trend and it’s all about the pastel colour palettes.

Soft slug cotton options work well for this kind of outfit and look best in crewnecks and slouchy, relaxed fits. Go for tees with vintage-inspired graphics whether that’s some early ‘90s neon or classic band or sportswear-inspired logos.

Style your vintage pastel tees by layering them with statement print or revere-collar shirts for a casual daytime look. Add a touch of acid-wash with a denim jacketto up the skater ante just a touch.

Oversized everything

A huge part of the skater look is to opt for oversized clothing. And that means everything. From jeans to men’s sweatshirts, skin-tight just doesn’t work for this look.

Layer up your style with all things oversized. Go for printed tees with longer line cuts and bold graphics with lots of colour. Layer with one of our vintage-inspired hoodies for men, sizing up a couple of sizes to get a more laid-back fit. Complete your oversized, layered look with either a ‘90s-style denim jacketor a lightweight coach jacket.

‘90s Hats

Send your accessories back to the ‘90s for inspiration. The final touch of any sartorial skate outfit is the addition of the perfect hat and this season, it’s all about the ‘90s vibes.

The Superdry mens hats collectionmakes this part of your skate outfit easy picking. Opt for baseball hats with slogans or logos for that authentic ‘90s feel or choose pops of colour that coordinate or clash with your vintage pastel t-shirts. Feeling a little more adventurous? Try a true ‘90s bucket hat or style up a Superdry beanie for all the head to toe skate park vibes.

New wave argyle

Forget everything you know about argyle. The skater trend for autumn and winter this year is reworking the classic argyle print and this time around it’s more than cool.

We’ve been seeing snapshots of argyle within men’s street-style and the look is cooler than ever. Whether it’s panels of the pattern through knitwear in a subtle way or full print in warm autumn hues, there’s nothing dated about the print this season. Seeing a total rebrand, argyle works perfectly with the ‘90s vibes of the skater trend for men and paired with the oversized fits through the rest of the look, it’s gotten a serious contemporary update.

Once seen as a grandad-style pattern made for V neck sweaters, this season, it’s all about styling the print up with skate style baseball caps, loose-fit jeans and trousers and men’s trainers for a total modern revival.

Offbeat colours

Make some surprising choices when it comes to colour palettes and you’ll find the skate trend is more fun than you realised.

Choose pieces with clashing colour palettes and pair them with black denim to keep the look stylish, not scruffy. You’re aiming for intentional offbeat colour choices so adding black jeans or a black t-shirt to a bold jacket keeps the look more in line the aesthetic of the season. Lightweight track jacketsand cagoulesare a great way to add some ‘90s-inspired colour to your look in an instant.

Complete the look with skater perfection? Turn up the hem of your jeans or pants and add a pop of colour with a pulled-up sock.

Slouchy trousers

Give your skinny jeans and trousers a break for the season and step into something a little more laid-back with a more skater style, slouchy, fit.

In line with the oversized part of the sartorial skate trend, oversized, slouchy trousers are a key part of the look and give any colour outfit an immediate weekend-ready finish. Whether you opt for super-loose-fitor slightly tapered jeansor a casual cargo pant, the whole look is about as laid-back as you can get. Cropped pants work just as well as full-length, so show a little sock and accessorise with men’s trainers with a splash of colour, a bright belt and hat and finish the look with a ‘90s-inspired double strap backpackin a burst of colour.

Not just another throwback ‘90s moment, the skater style is an urban streetwear trend that’s been gathering pace around the world as a key look for this season and next. Create your own version of the look and wear it your way by either opting for key pieces or going all out with a head to toe look. From skater-fit trousers and hoodies for men to the accessories that make all the difference, update your casual streetwear clothing with a skate-inspired edge this autumn.

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