So after starting my male blog back in July time I’ve been very slow on the uptake and I’ve not blogged as much as I initially intended. Things just seem to get in the way, by things I mean like Whiskey, champagne and the whole full-time job ergo my New Year’s Resolution is to blog more.
Living in the North West and working in Manchester is amazing. The level of creativity and individuality amongst the men’s fashion scene is something to be rivalled; so many unique styles and looks. There’s no wonder the street style scene is thriving, walking round NQ can show you exactly what it means to be smart casual whilst remaining onto your own individuality.
Whilst I love the British male fashion industry it’s just a shame that the thought leaders of the industry feel the need to live and breathe their work in the capital, London! Therefore, meaning us northerners either have to fork out to be at the heart of the action or watch virtually; for me, it was regrettably the latter.
Yesterday saw the start of the UKs largest and potentially most influential guys fashion event, London Collections Men. Held in LDN at Bloomsbury’s Victoria House (WC1) and new to 2016 at 180 Strand; a space representative of classic brutalism.
Day one of the Autumn/Winter 16 event kicked off with high-street fashion GIANT and main menswear brand of The Arcadia Group, Topman.
As you can see in the video below they’ve channelled the monochrome style that has been so dominant of late. Personally loving the oversized, zig zag patterned coat featured 20 seconds in.
They’ve continued to feature and design another collection that is really focussed on the 90s vibe; the style that continues to be at the forefront of many fashionistas wardrobes. Staple items such as denim jackets, dogtooth overcoats and the classic vintage wash jean walked so effortlessly down the catwalk.
Not to mention the VELOUR GALORE. I’m actually loving the return of this fabric, it would seem that everyone is following suit of self-proclaimed god, Kanye West. Regardless, can’t wait to get my hand on some jumpers and hoodies – the search has started.
Since around 2010 I’ve been reppin’ a Barbour coat, it goes with most styles and has this distinct quality that only a British designer and brand seems to beautifully construct and convey.
Their AW16 collection is so much more than their statement wax jackets. It features stunning country style brogues; on trend beanies and man bags that look perfect for the daily commute or for a sleek city night away.
As you can see in the video below, lots of dark tones and a pallet that really portrays the AW16 season. For one, I can’t wait to get a new winter Barbour jacket.
Looking forward to seeing what day two holds.