Forget women’s fashion – it’s men’s clothes that are enjoying a bit of a boom right now. Research from the British Fashion Council shows that the market actually grew by 4.1 per cent last year, peaking at £14.1 billion – up from the 13.5 billion seen the year before and comparing favourably to the 3.7 per cent growth womenswear saw.
Over the next five years, menswear is expected to grow by 22.5 per cent and it looks like the internet is doing a lot to fuel this growth. Apparently, 59 per cent of men have sought out streetwear brands online and made purchases via the web in the last 12 months.
In fact, between 2010 and 2015, there was a 17.4 per cent growth in online sales of menswear, which outpaced all other categories. Mintel figures from last year also show that 27 per cent of men who shop prefer to buy British shoes, clothes and accessories.
So there you have it… men’s fashion is definitely having a moment right now. We’re sure you’re all keen as mustard to contribute to these growing statistics and if that’s the case, you need to have a look at our recent blog post about the upcoming fashion trends for next year.
We cover it all, from suits and athleisure to leggings, socks and sandals. Make sure you have a good read of it so you know what to stock up on and what you need to relegate to the back of your closet come spring/summer 2017.