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Predictions on Men’s Style for 2009

by Chris

I’m no astrologer, but I’ve listed here some of my predictions for this year on men’s style. These are entirely based on what I’ve seen so far and how I think it will progress throughout the year so let’s get the ball rolling…

1. Glossy or Metallic prints on shirts will be the next “in” thing
I’ve started to see some of these shirts late 2008. But I bet that as 2009 goes by, there will be lots of guys wearing these. It seems that this will be the next “in” thing for men.

Many of the statement shirts that will come soon will probably have these metallic prints. I know that these types of prints have been around in the 90’s but it seems that they are coming back.

Example of metallic (silver or gold) print in t-shirts

2. Nokia (and others) will come up with a fashion phone to combat Samsung Armani P520
I’m not sure. But I absolutely think that they really should. Samsung and Motorola have been introducing stylish phones for men and they should do the same.

3. Violet – the next color for men
In 2008, I found it odd that all sorts of bright colors have been made for all types of men’s apparel – from shirts to jeans as we’ve seen in those colored pants.

This year, violet, purple or whatever you want to call it will soon be the next color for men’s clothing. Remember the “Tough Guys Wear Pink” shirt a couple of years ago? This year, we’ll probably see a “Tough Guys Wear Purple” shirt. As a matter of fact, I’ve seen lots of formal wear and even ordinary men’s shirts in violet.

4. From flag jacket, to flag caps, to flag shirts, to…
Flag underwear?

Over the last quarter of 2008 we’ve seen all types of clothing bearing the Philippine flag’s colors and sometimes even icons of the sun and the three stars. Perhaps this 2009 they will put it in men’s underwear. Yeah, I know it’s hilarious and it is definitely a sign of disrespect to our flag but who knows what these clothing brands can come up with?

5. Checkered shoes, then checkered shorts, then checkered pants, then…
I don’t know. What do you think will be next?

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rengie January 3, 2009 - 3:33 am

glossy/metallic prints on shirts — this was the ‘it’ thing in the early 2000s.. but until now, im too hesitant to buy one. kasi baka mabura sa kalalaba yung metallic design.hahaha

nokia fashion phone — haha…conteto nah ako with my nokia 6500s, very fashionable coz underneath it’s blackness, there’s brilliance…

violet for men — purplish colors depend on one’s skin color or tone. tingin ko mas bagay ang violet sah mga brown-skinned lads…ano sa tingin nyo?

phil.flag prints — meh batas bah tungkol sa paggamit ng desenyo ng ating bandila?

checkered designs — if they’re still ‘in’, maybe ill try to wear those this time, this year.
kuya chris… meh alam ka ba tungkol sa mga bagong uso nah belts??? meh nakita kasi akong poster ng Lee, suot ng model yung belt nah meh design nah flowering vines o animals nah parang tinattoo sa belt mismo at hindi sa buckle.. kaya nga nung meh nakita ako nyan sa island city mall sa bohol, eh binili ko agad kasi akala ko yun ang uso,jeje…

i (or we) wanna know more about belt fashion for men… on what belt to use, what’s hot and what’s not for belts, belts for any occasions,etc etc etc… basta tungkol sa mga belts…

happy year of the ox ;p

Chris January 3, 2009 - 11:49 am

Rengie – sure, will try to come up with a post on that.

By the way – try to join the forums: https://www.pinoyguyguide.com/forums it’s nice to discuss the latest styles there.

P.S. Chris na lang instead of Kuya Chris πŸ™‚ Bata pa ko πŸ™‚ hehe

rengie January 3, 2009 - 3:23 pm

hindi naman ibig sabihin na pag kinukuya kita eh matanda ka na…

by the way… nagregister na ako sa forums… approve mo na poh…


boris January 3, 2009 - 7:06 pm

1. ok kaso madaling masira.

3. acutally kahit hindi pa uso iyan last year eh naghahanap na ako ng ganyang kulay. naghahanap na rin ako ng orange at yellow. yung green nga eh abusado pero maniwala ka man o sa hinde, nung hindi pa uso yung green eh meron na akong shirt na ganun.

4. flag underwear? sure ba. may nakita na kong ganyang american flag.

5. ummm…. checkered ties?

di ah, ang violet ay for those light skinned. mangingitim mas lalo pag dark skin tone

belts ba? hmmm.. try wearing a plain white one, naghahanap nga ako ng desente na hindi mukhang fake. baket white? kasi pwede mo siyang ipang terno kahit saan πŸ™‚ pero based sa aking mga nababasa, hindi daw lahat kayang i-carry ang ganitong klaseng belt so ingat-ingat rin πŸ™‚

Bunsoi January 3, 2009 - 7:28 pm

Agree ako sa number 1 prediction mo.

In fact, I bought one from Bench.

A plain white shirt with metallic “ace” card printed on it. Have you seen it? Very affordable and stylish.

Simple but the glossy effect makes you look stylish especially when worn during daylight kasi nga nag rereflect ung sunrays onto your shirt. Which makes you *or your shirt* an eye-candy for everybody.

Swear. Buy one guys.

Happy 2009 Kuya Chris! πŸ™‚

Chris January 3, 2009 - 10:33 pm

Bunsoi – Thanks, Happy New Year too.

rengie – Sure, I approved it already. You can start posting now at the forums πŸ™‚

Boris – are you a member of the forums already?

rengie January 4, 2009 - 3:50 am


on violet fashion…
uu nga fair skinned individuals look good with violet attires or any color, ang daya nga nila eh, kahit ano bagay sa kanila…
but violet colors shines brighter on brown skinned pipz…
see the difference???


yan ahh… ang dami ng nagkukuya (like Bunsoi) sa’yo..jeje

boris January 4, 2009 - 9:35 pm

@chris: nope. di muna hehehe..

@rengie: yup but it is more attractive to light skined guys πŸ™‚

angelo January 4, 2009 - 10:12 pm

@ Kuya Chris
1 – yes, uso na nga yan. italian fashion kasi. and tama si Rengie, it has been around. For some time 2007 to early 2008, yun yung theme ng penshoppe and bayo (though for girls).

2- lagi naman may fashion phone for women but for men wala. the closest nokia has done would probably be producing black phones – 6500-6300 etc.

3- so is gray! it has been the common shade of jackets too.

4 – it is not far from being possible but im sure maraming aangal niyan especially kung makita pa natin na i-model ni dingdong yan along edsa.

5 – according to Men’s Health Philippines, checkered will still be in although in tiny details na lang and no longer the usual tablecloth checkered design we see nowadays. very subtle na lang daw.

@ Boris
– more attractive is relative to the eye. anyway, naniniwala ako kay Rengie since nakakaputi yung violet/purplish color na light lang sa isang dark colored person so dapat sinusuot yun. pero yes, maganda rin naman tingnan for the light skin tone.

rengie January 5, 2009 - 8:26 am


nokia 65OO slide and classic are indeed predecessors of nokia fashion phones…

on violet fashion…

isuot nyo na lang… para you’re ‘in’…jeje

angelo January 5, 2009 - 8:53 am

@ Rengie
nah, prediction pa lang yan violet. malay natin..

rengie January 5, 2009 - 9:41 am

uu nga… baka fuchsia ang magiging.uso…

Kevin Paquet January 5, 2009 - 8:03 pm

Hmm, I don’t really mind clothing that much, but yes I believe that the first prediction will definitely come true.

Greetings from,

boris January 5, 2009 - 10:11 pm

fuchsia? meron na ata akong kulay na yun hehehe πŸ™‚

rengie January 5, 2009 - 10:35 pm

hey pipz… have you tried the new product of master (eskinol)?

it’s a facial moisturizer for men…

a moisturizer that doesn’t make u look greasy…
instead,it has an oil control max with advanced zeroil that controls oil up to 8 (eight) hours… for a longer-lasting, non-greasy feeling…

it has micro-powders for instant matte and shine-free skin… in short, it’s also a liquid powder…

has pore minimizing formula that reduces pore size instantly to further lessen excess oil

lastly, because it’s a facial moisturizer, it smoothens skin…

well, i have tried it since it came out in the market last october… and i can say it’s really effective… lalo na sa mga oily-skinned pipz…

kayo, what’s your facial moisturizer?
or have you tried this new master facial moisturizer?

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Sky March 8, 2009 - 10:10 pm

Nice predictions especially the purple shirt part. Late last year-December I bought my lavender dress shirt and I love it, look good in it.

Checkered shirts are were also in. hehe

Since it’s march now, I hearing that blues will be the new trend for the late spring to summer collections of international designers. I’m building a set of turquoise blue tees and polos for this summer. I think the trend is now on the lighter shade of blues πŸ™‚

Pao June 7, 2009 - 2:35 pm


I tried the Master Facial Moisturizer.. And YES it does control oil for a long time.. It also controlled my breakouts.. Kahit di na ako maghilamos minsan before I go to bed ayos lang, no worries pa rin sa mukha ko.. hehehe ^_^


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