From classic styles of structure and tradition to edgy and freeform wear, the hottest menswear lines will be in Dallas August 3-5. This exclusive, order-writing show hosts top exhibitors from coast to coast – not to mention the newest emerging trends.
As a personal style consultant, I’m seeing that Spring 2014 continues with return to dressing up as a gentleman.Three-piece suits, bow ties, brogue shoes, and vintage-inspired accessories are recreated with a modern twist. A man with style should grab his hat and his coolest iPad case boldly embracing his own look. I’m glad to see color and prints continue to thrive in menswear. The attention to details – whether casual or formal – is the key to style.
Based on MPDClick’s recent style trends guide, I’ve chosen a few highlights and details to discuss. Variations of the below photos can be found within our many classic and contemporary exhibitors during the show. We’re seeing that classic looks get a twist with the contrast trim polo – an update on this must-have staple with contrast trims and piping details, keeping the color palette neutral for a sophisticated basic. Textile trends across the menswear scene include exploring traditional leisurewear.
Contrast trim polo
Pleated trousers take center stage as volume is added to the traditional wool suit paint silhouette with pleats. Double-breasted knits are a relaxed alternative to tailoring and three-piece suits are a revival of the classic look with a contemporary appeal – with cropped-length trousers and quirky details.
Pleated trousers and three-piece suit

In contemporary looks, the art deco polo reflects intricate patterns isolated to the collar and placket of a simple polo shirt. The printed shirt surfaces with all-over subtle, repeat patterns inspired by vintage leisure. Casual looks include the blousen jacket, taking inspiration from the racing jacket.

Blousen racing jacket
In footwear, brogues are updated with colored paneling reminiscent of the jazz shoe.
Updated brogues
Newest lines to the Dallas Men’s Show on the classic side include Bird Dog Bay, Gitman Bros., La Matera, Margaritaville, Robert Talbott, Sansabelt, Trask, Woolrich and Wellensteyn USA. The newest lines to join the contemporary side at the show include 3rd & Army, Cazal Eyewear, J.A.C.H.S., Kennington, Remo Tulliani, Thorocraft, Tovar, Wheelmen & Co and many more.

A recently-added location for contemporary temporaries joins existing permanent lines on the World Trade Center 15th floor, with classic permanent and temporary resources on the World Trade Center 7th floor.

Attendees are invited to network with fellow buyers and exhibitors at the exclusive Market kick-off party Saturday night, Aug. 3, in the District One Five Lounge with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the latest men’s trends for every scene.
The Dallas Men’s Show is quality over quantity, appointment-driven, and a show where orders are written and long-standing partnerships are forged. See you at Dallas Market in August!
Photographs gathered from MPDClick and Market photography courtesy of Blake Towsley.