Not long ago I wrote a post about how today's men's fashion is very similar to the fashion of the 1960's.
On that note, here is my prediction...
As the hipster movement becomes more and more popular and spreads outward from urban inner-city communities, it will be these young fashionistos, with their unique attitude toward self-expression, that will help bring back expressive styles like tie-dye, flower prints, ethnic inspired patterns, etc. and ultimately mark a new era where men's fashion will become directly inspired by the 1970's (as opposed to the current 1960s-heavy styles of today). I'm also talking wide loose-leg trousers, wide aggressively-peaked lapels, over-sized bow ties, soft shouldered jackets, the popularity of 3-piece suits, etc.). In fact, some designers have already begun the 70's revival. It's only a matter of time...the cycle shall continue.
Keep in mind, though, that I said inspired by the 1970's, we (hopefully) won't let the cycle swing so far that we recreate what is often considered the worst-dressed decade of all time.
You heard it here first,