Top 10 Trends From the Fall Menswear Shows

From turtlenecks to velvet, the key trends to watch for come Fall.

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There were several key trends that stood out in the menswear Fall 2012 collections, which took place over the past week in Paris and Milan, including velvet, double-breasted suiting, and turtlenecks.
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<b>ANIMALS:</b> Animal images popped up all over the men's Fall 2012 collections -- including the owl, which made its appearance on sweaters in Burberry Prorsum's show.
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<b>ANIMALS:</b> At Dior Homme, sketches of birds appeared on coats and jackets.
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<b>ANIMALS:</b> The fish popped up at Jil Sander's Fall 2012 show.
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<b>ARCHITECTURAL OUTERWEAR:</b> Coats for Fall 2012 had a distinct architectural bent, including this one in Calvin Klein's show.
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<b>ARCHITECTURAL OUTERWEAR:</b> At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz played with the proportion of shoulders.
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<b>ARCHITECTURAL OUTERWEAR:</b> Nicola Formichetti showed cape-like coats at Mugler.
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<b>BAGS:</b> Once controversial, men's bags are now a de rigueur part of a menswear collection. Here, a bag from Berluti's Fall 2012 collection.
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<b>BAGS:</b> Calvin Klein showed crocodile backpacks in nude and black.
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<b>BAGS:</b> Etro's bags showcased classic prints from the house's catalogue.
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<b>BAGS:</b> Salvatore Ferragamo showed oversized clutches for the guys this season.
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<b>BAGS:</b> Gucci showed crocodile and velvet attachés.
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<b>BAGS:</b> The bags came in bright colors at Trussardi, like this fire-engine red carryall.
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<b>DOUBLE-BREASTED:</b> Double-breasted suiting was a dominant theme to come out of the Fall 2012 menswear shows. Here, a version from Giorgio Armani.
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<b>DOUBLE-BREASTED:</b> Burberry Prorsum showed shrunken double-breasted jackets, recalling fitted Savile Row suiting.
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<b>DOUBLE-BREASTED:</b> The double-breasted options at Ports 1961 are pinstripe, taking cues from 1980s power dressing.
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<b>DOUBLE-BREASTED:</b> At Prada, the double-breasted jacket is fitted and has six-buttons.
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<b>DOUBLE-BREASTED:</b> Raf Simons showed double-breasted overcoats in his namesake collection in bold colors like cobalt blue.
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<b>FUR:</b> Echoing the womenswear runways last year, fur was a constant presence at the Fall 2012 menswear runways. Here, a fur option from Giorgio Armani.
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<b>FUR:</b> A raccoon vest from Damir Doma.
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<b>FUR:</b> A lamb fur coat from Salvatore Ferragamo.
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<b>BLACK LEATHER:</b> Black leather was a dominant trend in the Fall 2012 menswear collections. Here, a <i>Matrix</i>-inspired trench at Hermès.
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<b>BLACK LEATHER:</b> Raf Simons' take on the black leather trench coat at Jil Sander.
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<b>BLACK LEATHER:</b> A black leather coat at Mugler.
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<b>BLACK LEATHER:</b> Versace's take on the trend -- a black, studded biker jacket.
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<b>BLACK LEATHER:</b> Stefano Pilati showed head to toe black leather looks at Yves Saint Laurent, including this one.
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<b>BOLD PRINTS:</b> Painterly prints, florals, cartoon like drawings -- bold prints were all over the men's Fall 2012 shows. Here, a print at Dries van Noten.
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<b>BOLD PRINTS:</b> Jean Paul Gaultier's dark tattoo prints.
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<b>BOLD PRINTS:</b> It was bold psychedelic florals at Versace.
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<b>SKIRTS:</b> Skirts have yet to catch on in men's fashion, but that hasn't stopped designers from pushing them on the runway. Here, a version of the men's skirt at Comme des Garçons.
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<b>SKIRTS:</b> Riccardo Tisci's version of the men's skirt at Givenchy.
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<b>TURTLENECKS:</b> Turtlenecks popped up throughout the menswear collections, including this cranberry knit at Salvatore Ferragamo. Expect this to be a trend that continues into the women's shows next month.
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<b>TURTLENECKS:</b> At Pringle of Scotland, turtlenecks were paired with suits.
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<b>TURTLENECKS:</b> A turtleneck at Z Zegna.
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<b>VELVET:</b> Velvet was a key trend this season in menswear. Here, a look from Roberto Cavalli.
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<b>VELVET:</b> A burgundy velvet baroque blazer from Dolce & Gabbana.
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<b>VELVET:</b> A patterned velvet blazer from Gucci.
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<b>VELVET:</b> Louis Vuitton's take on the velvet trend.
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