Apparently we're supposed to believe the fisherman look is going to be big this year. One London-based newspaper did a half-decent job of convincing me last week, but I'm afraid I'm not going to swallow this fishermen's trend.

The Hull Daily Mail is, though: it jumped on the bandwagon so enthusiastically that it press-ganged a trendy fisherman to talk about that crucial interface between haute couture and the perils of navigating an 80ft trawler through a force nine. Or something like that.

In truth we've been here before. Hooded yellow waterproofs, fishermen's sweaters and rolled-up beanies have been on the catwalks and in the shops for years. What's new about dressing like you work on a Cornish crabber? Nothing really. And until I see male models wearing waders and holding Thermos flasks of Heinz Oxtail soup, I'm not prepared to accept angling as a fashion inspiration either.

Still, it's quite correct that “traditional” jobs and past-times - in other words ones that nobody really does any more - have provided menswear with its fair share of influences over the last decade. It's all to do with nostalgia and a crisis in masculinity, apparently.

The hipster look of heavy jeans, plaid shirt and beard is a nod to the North American lumberjacks, for instance, and everything else from the Edwardian railwayman to the New Jersey longshoreman to the striking Yorkshire miner has been pillaged for the sake of fashion. We've even seen the high vis bib make its way across the stage. Couldn't really miss it, could you?

Now we can add some new names to the roster of “traditional” jobs that are influencing fashion: painter and decorator and Dustbowl-era farmer.

It's all down to one of the incoming trends for Spring Summer 2016, namely overalls. Or dungarees. Or jumpsuits. Or whatever else you want to call those things that have the top and the bottom attached. The point is, they're putting in an appearance.

The trend started on the distaff side of the A list Cate Blanchett, Beyonce and Taylor Swift have all been papped wearing them recently – but now it's creeping across the gender lines. Wear white ones and you'll look like you've come to give the bathroom ceiling a twice-over with the Dulux satin. Wear them in denim and you can pretend you're an extra in The Grapes Of Wrath.

Acne Studios' Spring-Summer menswear campaign, for instance, features surfer Robin Kegel wearing a series of garments which are part overall/part trouser suit, each with a print inspired by the abstract designs you find on his surfboards. If you're as slapdash as me when it comes to redecorating, that's probably a good thing as the paint splatters won't show up as much. Then again, Acne clothes tend to be a little pricey so using them for DIY isn't too clever.

Considerably cheaper are the ones available from online retailer ASOS. My top tip, though, is to log on to Workwear Express. There you'll find a lovely Portwest Bib and Brace combo in Royal Blue for under £20. Not only will be you be bang on trend, you'll have the perfect outfit next time you want go out dressed like Super Mario.