As years go, 2019 has been a turbulent one. We witnessed the devastating consequences of climate change in the Amazon rainforest; we waited in quiet amusement as Cheeto-fingered neckbeards openly conspired to storm Area 51; we saw the first-ever image of an actual black hole, and subsequently hoped it would come to swallow us up whenever politics was on the news.
With another Black Mirror-esque headline hitting the news daily, keeping abreast of the latest and greatest in fashion wasn’t easy. Those who managed, however, will know that the year in menswear proved to be an equally wild ride. Sustainability made its way into haute couture’s upper echelons, legends died (RIP Karl Lagerfeld), new ones were born and (for some unfathomable reason) everyone had their nipples out.
With 2020 just around the corner, it’s time to reflect on the best menswear moments from the last 12 months. From the designers rewriting the rules to the trends worth taking with you into the new year, here we hand out the awards for services to men’s style in 2019.