Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:49

Buyer's Guide AW17 The Idle Man

Thom Scherdel - Head Buyer at The Idle Man

Top Menswear AW17 The Idle Man Carhartt WIP Jacket

"Growing from a small workwear to a now global trendsetting brand, Carhartt WIP continues to go from strength to strength. Bridging the gap between workwear and streetwear, Carhartt offers practical yet stylish menswear, as illustrated by the Nimbus Pullover. Made from water repellent teflon and milky coated fabric with warm fleece lining on the inside, this jacket will be able to take whatever the winter weather throws at it."

Left - Carhartt WIP - Nimbus Pullover - £144

Fila top menswear items for AW17 The Idle Man

"Retro sportswear has really taken off in recent seasons and this winter is no exception. This Fila crewneck sweatshirt is crisp, simple but effective in giving a refined sports vibe. Perfect for a casual outfit in the colder winter days to pair with jeans or chinos."

Left - Fila - Toby Crew Neck Sweatshirt - £64 

"Slogan and ironic tees have been becoming increasingly popular as illustrated by Homage Tees retro style t-shirts worn by the likes of ASAP Rocky and Cara Delevigne. The Louis Theroux t-shirt is something a bit different for your outfit and who doesn’t like a bit of Louis?!

Below - Homage Tees - Louis Theroux T-Shirt - £30

 

Top Menswear AW17 The Idle Man Louis Theroux T-Shirt

Top Menswear AW17 The Idle Man chinos cheap

"Straight leg trousers are really on trend right now and a simple way to incorporate them into your wardrobe is with chinos. Chinos are very versatile and can be worn with both smart and casual outfits whilst navy is a great winter colour that coordinates easily with other tones."

Left - The Idle Man - Straight Leg Chino - £28

Top Menswear AW17 The Idle Man Karhu trainers sneakers

"Originating from Finland, Karhu is a sportswear brand with a strong history and pedigree. Recently sported by Kanye West, these incredibly comfy and durable trainers are a great addition to any wardrobe. The soft pigskin suede is a fantastic detail and adds a premium touch to the plimsolls."

Left - Karhu - Fusion 2.0 Plimsolls Blue - £109 

Friday, 06 October 2017 11:34

Buyer's Guide AW17 MRPORTER.COM

Prada knitwear top menswear items for AW17 Mr Porter

Daniel Todd, Buyer at MRPORTER.COM

“I am a huge fan of Prada’s knitwear for this fall with my favourite being this Shetland Wool Sweater; it's bang on trend as graphic knitwear is key for the season. Made entirely by hand in Italy, this loud and chunky piece is as much an art form as it is knitwear. An eye-catching jumper not for the faint hearted, I’ll be wearing mine with jeans or corduroy trousers.”

Left - Prada - Shetland Wool Sweater - £1375

Our Legacy knitwear top menswear items for AW17 Mr Porter

“Wanting to purchase a plush pair of feel-good corduroy trousers immediately indicates that autumn is here, time for the shorts to be packed away! My choice is this black number from Our Legacy, made from exceptional fabrication of soft and durable cotton-corduroy, its minimal design is versatile enabling it to be worn with simple knitwear and shirting.”

Left - Our Legacy - Wide-Leg Cotton-Corduory Trousers - £225

 

  

 

 

Takahiromiyashita knitwear top menswear items for AW17 Mr Porter

“Slogan t-shirts and jerseys have been huge for a few seasons now and continuing into this winter. Featuring a quote from Mr Benjamin Franklin, “Lost time is never found again”, I’ll be sporting this jersey on cold winter days when needing that little extra motivation to get things done.”

Left - Takahiromiyashita Thesoloist. - Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt - £270

“A padded overshirt is a genius alternative to a jacket this autumn from Balenciaga's Creative Director Mr Demna Gvasalia. Quilted and padded for insulation and volume, this piece has to be my favourite must have. Ticking the 90s sportswear trend box, I’ll be wearing mine layered over knitwear with retro sneakers.”

Balenciaga knitwear top menswear items for AW17 Mr Porter

Left - Balenciaga - Oversized Padded Checked Cotton-Flannel Overshirt - £815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gucci knitwear top menswear items for AW17 Mr Porter“A great coat is essential for winter, after all it’s the item of clothing that you will be seen most in the coming months. My pick of statement outerwear is this double breasted overcoat from Gucci. Crafted from pure cashmere in a timeless shade of tan, this really is one exceptional coat.”

Left - Gucci - Slim-Fit Double-Breasted Cashmere Overcoat - £2840

Monday, 02 October 2017 11:35

Buyer's Guide AW17 MATCHESFASHION.COM

Damien Paul, Head of Menswear, MATCHESFASHION.COM

“High concept streetwear label Cottweiler specialises in covetable sportswear pieces crafted from lightweight technical fabrics. This dark green track jacket with contrasting black and grape panels is the ultimate athleisure statement.”

Left - Cottweiler - Contrast-Panel Track Jacket - £406

“Stella McCartney’s burgeoning menswear offering has gone from strength to strength since its debut last season. For Autumn Winter 17, its knitwear that is a real highlight – this yellow sweater is loop-knitted for a tactile finish and fits to an oversized, relaxed shape – a key trend in knitwear for Autumn Winter 2017.”

Right - Stella McCartney - Crew-Neck Loop-Knit Sweater - £585

“For Autumn Winter 17, Brunello Cucinelli have capitalised on the corduroy trend led, most notably, by Prada. This tobacco-brown pair are impeccably crafted with refined sartorial detailing complete with front and back leg creases – a house-typical tailoring feature.”

Left - Brunello Cucinelli - Slim-Leg Corduroy Trousers - £530

“An unlikely trend to make a comeback is the 90’s belt bag – traditionally worn around the waist the latest iterations are designed to be worn ‘cross body’ front or back. This version by Porter-Yoshida & Co combines Japanese functionality with its multiple internal zip pockets with a refined minimal style on the exterior.”

Right - Porter-Yoshida & Co - Beat Cotton-Canvas Belt Bag - £210

"MATCHESFASHION.COM have partnered with LANVIN to launch a 10 piece exclusive collection for Autumn Winter 17. My pick is this contrast tartan and check long sleeve shirt – the ‘collage’ effect of the two clashing prints is a key tailoring trend this season -  making this luxe version the perfect statement piece.”

Below - Lanvin - Contrast-Sleeve Checked Brushed-Cotton Shirt - £495

Friday, 17 March 2017 10:53

Buyer's Guide SS17 TRUNK

Mats Klingberg, TRUNK founder

A Vontade Potter Jacket SS17 Menswear“We're always on the lookout for new brands to add to the Trunk line-up and Japan is usually a good place to look. A Vontade is not a new brand, but it's still fairly unknown over here, so I thought it was a good one to bring in.

This A Vontade jacket takes it cues from the traditional clothing of artisans, feeling very much like an archival piece reimagined. Cut from a sturdy cotton with a dry handle, it has a four-button front and unusual peak lapels. An extra button at the lapel can be left unbuttoned or done up as desired, transforming the look of the jacket. Fully lined, with key details such as functioning cuffs, a flap ticket pocket and a single vent, this is a distinctive piece of workwear that will lend itself to a number of different styles”.

Left - A Vontade - Old Potter Jacket - £395

Fujito Striped Sweater“Also from Japan is Fujito. I met Fujito-san for the first time on a trip to Fukuoka about ten years ago, so looking forward to seeing our customer's reactions to the small selection we've brought in for SS17.

This Fujito jumper is made in Japan from a cotton-poly-linen blend, with a loose knit and a crunchy texture. A classic border stripe motif which brings to mind nautical garments, it is elevated by crucial details, such as raglan sleeves and a slightly higher neckline”.

Left - Fujito - Border Knit Sweater - £160

 

 

 

Chinos Trunk Clothiers “We sell a lot of chinos at Trunk, so when it was time to start building up our own collection it was only natural to make sure there was a great pair of chinos in there.

These Trunk Clothiers Chinos are designed as our ideal luxury basics, pairing perfectly with a knit sweater and sneakers, or just as easily with an unstructured jacket and a collared shirt. Cut from a soft washed cotton which incorporates a small amount of elastane to allow for stretch, the trousers have a smooth brushed texture and a rich colour due to the garment dyeing process”.

Left - Trunk Clothiers - Chinos - £165

Trainers Sneakers CQP Racquet Menswear SS17 Trunk“Lots of good looking sneakers out there aren't actually that good for your feet. Adam behind CQP spotted this gap in the market and brought out a great looking collection of shoes that also are great for your feet.

The CQP Racquet is a low-top sneaker designed in Sweden and handmade in Portugal with an artisanal approach. Based on the silhouette of a classic tennis shoe (as its name suggests), it has a premium calf suede upper, with a soft leather lining. The removable insole offers excellent arch support and several layers of cushioning. The sneaker has a steel shank for support, rigidity and durability - something usually reserved for fine dress shoes. A CQP tote bag and a spare set of laces are included”.

Above - CQP Racquet - £240

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 13:56

Buyer's Guide SS17 Harvey Nichols

Lara Djandji, Men’s International Designers and Accessories Buyer, Harvey Nichols

menswear picks SS17 Marni shirt harvey nichols“Utility remains a key trend for this season with style cues taken from the uniforms of US correctional facilities. This staple khaki shirt by Marni is an essential buy to update your spring wardrobe, featuring a drawstring hem that adds a sportsluxe twist on the classic shirt”.

Left - Marni – Olive Poplin Shirt - £375

Men's pink shorts Qasimi Harvey Nichols“A new brand at Harvey Nichols this season and one to watch, is Qasimi. These textured shorts in a muted blush, tap perfectly into one of our key trends that sees a softer, more relaxed and effortless way of dressing. Pair with a simple white Tee and tailored jacket to embody the brands uniformity and military influences”.

Left - Qasimi - Blush Textured Shell Shorts - £310

‘“Channel Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet this spring with this playful pillar box red Hawaiian shirt from Saint Laurent. Perfect for brightening up your wardrobe and encouraging good vibes”.

Below - Saint Laurent - Red Hawaiian-print Challis Shirt  - £530

floral men's shirt Saint Laurent Harvey Nichols

black men's trousers Wooyoungmi Harvey Nichols“These pressed slacks by Wooyoungmi offer a contemporary take on trousers this season, with a wide leg and cropped silhouette that will give you a modern workwear look. In a black wool blend fabrication these slacks can be dressed up or down, with a smart brogue or sleek trainer”.

Left - Wooyoungmi – Black Wide Leg Wool Blend Trousers - £340

Distressed white trainers Maison Margiela Harvey Nichols“The fashion trainer trend shows no sign of disappearing, so this is the season to invest in Maison Margeila’s Replica model trainers, an iconic style within the sneaker industry. My pick this season is the all-white, brush painted style, for a subversively cool retro street look”.

Left - Maison Margiela - New Replica White Paint-Effect Leather Trainers - £455

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