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International Men’s Day: Menswear Focus

As International Men’s Day is being celebrated this Sunday, we thought we would take the opportunity to shine the spotlight on some of our favourite menswear patterns.

The aim of International Men’s Day is to highlight positive male role models, and promote gender equality, as well as a focus on men’s health – we’ve seen some fantastic Movember examples around raising awareness of this!

Here at Simplicity, we’re not just about womenswear. We have a huge selection of menswear patterns, from shirts to pyjamas! With our Simplicity Summer Challenge’s Best Menswear winner Buster Sew flying the flag for male stitchers, and Chris Hemsworth recently revealing a love of sewing, there’s no time like the present to get stuck into some men’s fashion!

The classic shirt

Why not follow in our Best Menswear winner’s footsteps with Simplicity 8180? An essential piece, with short or long-sleeved options – try a patterned fabric for a statement look!

Simplicity pattern 8180

Corduroy’s comeback!

With this tactile fabric trending for AW17, Simplicity 6872 is the ideal partner. A trendy 2-button jacket with patch pockets and decorative zipper openings.

Simplicity pattern 6872


Simplicity 7138 – two patterns, two wardrobe staples! A good chino is always on trend, as is a slim-fit jean – use high stretch fabric for best results.

Simplicity pattern 7138

Wrapping up

Make a statement with Simplicity 7142! Perfect for winter, there are plenty of creative options with this pattern – from a smarter look, to a sporty jacket with fake fur trim.

Simplicity pattern 7142