January editions of fashion magazines can be fascinating things. Despite being effectively published in an off season – they’re largely released in mid-December as Christmas draws near and we’re shopping for just about everybody but ourselves – January titles often provide a glimpse and where each magazine’s publishing team sees the direction of the new year as taking us. As such fashion magazines are often brimming with an exploration of the new year’s fashion trends, while lifestyle focussed titles often approach the new year from a design perspective. And it’s from such details in the first issue of the year that you can often tell if a magazine is going to be worth picking up over the next 12 months.
Wallpaper magazine, with its continuous focus on forwards aesthetics, has stamped their mark on progressive menswear in their January 2012 issue. Where other titles continue to play to the sleek interpretation of menswear that is abundantly mainstream, Wallpaper have instead focussed on the evolving relaxed tailoring aesthetic. But it’s all done in reverse.
You can see all the pictures from Wallpaper’s January 2012 men’s feature by clicking on the thumbnails above and browsing through the gallery.