If you are looking to keep up with the latest in mens trainers and sporty fashion, take a look at these top trends for autumn and winter 2011. Sportswear has escaped the gym and has taken pride of place as an integral part of any well-dressed man's wardrobe.
1) Rich Tones are King
This season it is all about deep, subdued colours such as chocolate, dark blue and rich merlot. ASOS has gone for a palette of blacks, browns and greens for their collection. If you are feeling adventurous, try adding a single splash of orange, yellow or red to turn heads and make a statement.
2)Layer Up to Stay On Trend
Always practical for colder weather, this season layers are in fashion as they give the must-have look of the season; volume. Look to Yves Saint Laurent's sportswear line for inspiration. Those who feel the winter chill will love this trend which brings warmth and a particularly masculine feel to your style.
3) Unexpected Materials Make an Appearance
Brands such as Franklin and Marshall have been incorporating panels of unusual materials such as nylon, neoprene and leather into their sportswear. These details are updating classic pieces and keeping them fresh and on-trend. Even those who prefer a more traditional style of sportswear can remain fashionable by selecting classic pieces with a few of these unusual elements and details.
4) Sophisticated Casual is the Way to Go
Grunge is out and grown-up style is in. Whether it's a military inspiration or tailored chic, all the big names are in on it. Gio Gio and Burberry are good for inspiration here. Perry Ellis continue to present understated, yet well-cut collections. Simply selecting pieces which reflect military elements and colours allows even the most-fashion blind to follow this trend with ease.
5) Sportswear is a Fixture Outside the Gym
All you need to do to be effortlessly stylish this autumn/winter season is to combine hoodies, sweat tops and other sportswear with tailored pieces. Perfectly on-trend luxury versions of gym classics have been a hit on the catwalks this year. To get in on the action try layering tailored jackets with slouch tracksuit bottoms or hooded sweatshirts under suits. Alternatively, wear a tailored jacket that has been made from sweatshirt fabric for a true marriage of style and comfort.