For Fall/ Holiday 2011, the action sports industry’s leading menswear designers have taken cues from classic styling found in traditional American workwear. Minimal branding infused with heathered tees, raglan sleeves, quilted jackets, rugged vests found in grays, olives, camel, and khaki take top color story billing in many lines. Also chambray wovens continue to trend along with military-inspired jackets, which have sparked a resurgence of camo. As far as categories to watch, knits are showing growth after several seasons of dismal results at retail, and fleece is also fighting its way back.
But don’t take our word for it. TransWorld Business’ top secret style agent, Rhea Cortado, interrogated many of the market’s most dialed style gurus to uncover next season’s leading trends. Check out what the brands below have on tap for Fall/ Holiday 2011, including interviews with head designers, line sheets, catalogs, and sample images.
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