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The men of London fashion week are not messing around. They come in suits, they pay tribute to great British designers and they look totally rock n roll. It's early in the week so there are plenty more smartly dressed men to come but here is a round up of the best so far:.
The uber-producer and fashion rock dandy look crazy good in this tone on tone grey plaid suit. Ronson rarely misses a style beat (ugh, so cheesy, I know!!!) and this look is no exception. I love the rounded shirt collar with collar pin and no tie. The totally buttoned up shirt with no tie is a risky trend to work but the payoff is high. And look at the way his trousers fit. Flawless! Honorable mention to those two-tone shoes.
2. Oliver Cheshire
Ok this suit about killed me and it embodies what I think new British tailoring is all about. A high single-button jacket thats not to long with patch pockets and narrow, shallow notch lapels. The shoulder still has a nice strong structure and line, but the color and cloth are playful and casual. Easy elegance. See also: Not tie!
3. Tinie Tempah
Ok this look is all about tuxedos in the morning. Who wears such a formal suit in the daytime? But hey its fashion week, why not? The ultra slim shawl lapel is beautiful and the proportions of his shirt and tie are spot on. On the other hand this suit has a great uniform quality to it. At the end of the day it is just a black suit with white shirt and a black tie.
This isn't one of the most popular themes these days but is definitely one of the most fun. It's something you can really play around with and something I've had a few guys coming to me in a panic over recently.
The most common set of questions are as follows; How do I pull this one off? These are the boots we picked out, what will they go with? Can I get something that looks like Will Smith in Wild Wild West?.
Now, if you are going to go full cowboy you do need a longer jacket with button down patch pockets, boot cut trousers and the bolo or Texan tie with gaudy slide. It's never going to be a suit that can transfer into a work day staple but what the hell, you'll look great for the big day. Ultimate Cowboy suit!
Links to ultimate cow boy suit:
If you're aim is something a little more subtle and reuseable think about picking aspects that nod to theme without being over powering. Go with classic and not too slim suiting making the accessories wild; cowboy hat being a must. Everything you never knew about the bolo tie info graphic. Other wise make sure you've got you lasso handy in case your filly tries to get away!
And what better setting, ney, and conditions to give my old faithful Tweed an outing and show all those hi-tec wet weather wearing festival goers that tweed really is the way forward.
you see breathes, just like anything . However, owing to the inherent qualities of the weave and thickness of cloth, it doesn't let water through.
I have two patch pockets, instead of jetted pockets, which are perfect for carrying a pint of the local ale - Wye Valley Brewery, Butty Bach - a fantastic summer pint! And as the other festival goers dived for shelter, Saffron Darby and I did what we came to do stroll around Hay-on-Wye oblivious of the misery of cold, wet weather and sweltering, sweaty wet weather attire of our fellow man.
The latest addition to the Darby Minns clan is still perhaps a little young to be sporting bespoke Tweed - though I'm sure it won't be long - but the inclement weather did mean that the pavements were pretty much devoid of pedestrians and the cafs full of Toast bedecked women and well turned out chaps and so it felt as though we had Hay to ourselves!
So you can imagine my delight when I was approached in the Castle Bookshop by a bohemian young lady by the name of Rosalind Jana,who, rather than being the best dressed bookshop owner I'd ever seen turned out to be a fashion blogger and Oxfam delegate who wanted to snap me not only for her fashion blog ClothesCamerasandCoffee.blogspot - 3 of my own personal pleasures in life - but also for Oxfams style column, no less?!
I was of course flattered to have been approached, nay, chosen by a memeber of the style police but moreover being considered by someone so young and so hip to have style.
But I am also relieved because it proves that style is not only timeless, but ageless and if one is able to find their look then they can be assured of their place in, if not in fashions hall of fame, then certainly Oxfams!
In my mind, the patch pocket is much under appreciated in men's tailoring . We are so used to the standard besom pockets that we think of it as the norm. To define the two, a besom pocket is one that is 'set-in' to a coat, as seen on most suits and a patch pocket is directly applied to the outside of a coat.
The patch pocket adds a wonderful air of casualness to an outfit, which can be useful to tone down the formality of a or a . On a , it differentiates itself so that it doesn't look like you are wearing a coat from your .
The second picture, on the right, shows exactly how a sport coat should be executed. The patch pockets and grey check material work equally well dressed down with jeans and brown cap-toes here as they would dressed up with dark chinos and a tie.
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