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From Plaid Pants to Smart Scarves, Here Are Pinterest’s Men’s Wear Trends

Men are looking to hone their sartorial skills with stylish accessories and bold ensembles, according to the fashion trends laid out in the Pinterest 100 report.

In the now annual undertaking, Pinterest flexes its considerable chops in trend forecasting, culling data from its 250 million monthly active users to pinpoint 2018’s standout style searches that could spell significant sales as 2019 gets underway.

Here’s what men want, according to the data:

Plaid pants

Plaid pants put in a strong showing, as searches for the “prep-school” style jumped 266 percent on Pinterest.


Corduroy is back with a vengeance. Whether in blazer or bottoms, men conducted 507 percent more searches for the fabric.

Cropped pants

Cropped pants have officially crossed over from women’s wear into men’s, according to Pinterest. Searches for the highwater style climbed 671 percent percent over the course of 2018.


Scarves proved to be a compelling accessory for guys looking to complete their look. Pinterest reported 29 percent more neckwear searches compared to 2017.

Print mixing

Are men mad for the mismatch? Print mixing was top of mind and drove searches up 89 percent. Expect to see guys donning stripes, polka dots, graphic prints and more all in one outfit.

Vintage watches

Everybody loves a classic, and for men, that’s means vintage timepieces from heritage brands or newbies riffing off styles from yore. Searches for watches inspired by yesteryear climbed 98 percent on Pinterest.

Quarter socks

Quarter socks are officially in style, as searches spiked 266 percent, aided in part by fondness for mission-driven brands like Bombas, which donates pairs to the homeless.

Sling bags

Call it what you want but the sling bag—aka fanny pack—is back. Worn across the body or over a shoulder, the small-bag style holds just the essentials. Searches for the what’s-old-is-new-again style leaped 1,184 percent, Pinterest said.

Light wash denim

If you had any doubt that the ‘90s are reigniting fashion, look to the resurgence of light-wash denim, that staple of the last decade before Y2K. Men’s searches for the style grew 70 percent and show little sign of abating.