So, follow me as we dip our toes very gently into the rapidly expanding world of mens fashion...
The Classic Gent
If at heart, you're a traditional sort of a chap, who enjoys a well cut piece, a quality fabric, and resting safe in the knowledge that you look good, then allow some of the British and heritage brands to fulfill your wardrobe wishes.
When looking for casualwear that wont let you down, you can rely on these brands. Using texture, layering and tonal prints creates an easy to wear wardrobe that doesn't scream anything, but quietly asserts itself as chic.
He's a Rock and Roll Star
If you prefer your jeans skinny and your hair quiffed, do not dismay, there is still a strong contingent within menswear who are designing especially for you!
Pushing Some Boundaries
Not for the fainthearted, these collections are edgy, fun and pretty out there. Looking to stand out from the crowd? Look no further.
A Touch of Glamour
You can trust the Italians to deliver glamour, and why not? They do it so well. These well established design houses continue to produce fresh but dashing collections, that will give you that flash you're looking for. Great for eveningwear. Wear with confidence.
Super slick and almost uncomfortably sharp, this is not an easy to wear aesthetic, but one that can't fail to impress.
Key hints for AW13-14:
Play with texture - there was an awful lot of texture on the catwalks, and it's an easier way to experiment than colour or shape - try quilting, varied knits, woolen weaves, velvet, even fur!
Black - it seems, as ever in the fashion world, black is the new black. Wear black with black, layer black on black, black is back.
Suit up - across the board, smartwear reigns. Even the brands steeped in sportswear and streetwear are sharpening up.
Buy a bomber jacket - if you've been pining for one, this is the time to splurge. And wear it with everything.
For more from the shows, go to Vogue.
Whether you're a skeptic, a believer, a girl or a guy, hopefully this super simple guide to the shows is just the start of your exploration of the exciting realm of menswear.
That concludes our by no means exhaustive guide. We would love to know what you think of menswear, so get commenting! If you want more on menswear, let us know, if you are not convinced, express yourself!