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Buyers Guide

Buyers Guide

We’ve asked the top buyers at Britain’s best retailers both online and off-line their top picks of the season. These are the must-have pieces from the people who decide what you get to buy.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:15

Buyer's Guide - Browns - AW14

Mei Chung, Menswear Buyer, Browns

raf simons sterling ruby shirt“It’s wearable art, every piece is like a collectable item!”

Left - Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby – Shirt - £370

“Its Rock and Roll in its purest form - especially the studded leather jacket.”

Below - Saint Laurent - Studded Leather Biker Jacket - £4255

saint laurent menswear biker jacket

Haider Ackermann -  Prices From £440“I love the evening jackets and the jacquard print makes it stand out from the rest.”

Left - Haider Ackermann -  Prices From £440

“The best urban street-wear around! The jumpers and sweaters are definitely a key piece for the season.”

Below - Hood By Air - Camo Sweatshirt - £380

hood by air sweatshirt menswear browns london

Cedric Jaquemyn"New & Exclusive to Browns this season. Cedric is a Belgium designer and Antwerp graduate who specialises in beautiful washed vintage fabrics.”

Left - Cedric Jaquemyn - Prices from £495

Damien Paul, Head of Menswear at MATCHESFASHION.COM

valentino menswear jumper autumn winter 2014“Valentino was one of my favourite shows of the season. The collection was made with incredible workmanship, but never felt overworked – it looked  young, contemporary and modern. This sprightly patterned knit is a perfect example.”

Left - Valentino - Patterned Neckline Sweater - £525

“A clever update on the classic white dinner shirt, with spliced pleated details providing just enough visual interest. It would work as well under a suit as it would with trainers.”

Below - Maison Martin Margiela - Misplaced Bib-Front Shirt - £425

shirt white maison martin margiela menswear autumn winter 2014

trainers balenciaga hi tops “An understated trainer feels fresh after several seasons of loud, statement-making styles. I like the fuss-free quality of this pair by Balenciaga.”

Left - Balenciaga - ‘The Young’ Canvas Hi-Top Trainers - £285

“Away from his high-impact runway shows, J.W. Anderson consistently produces some of the best knitwear of every season. This merino sweater carries his idiosyncratic signature, but it’s totally wearable.”

Below - J.W. Anderson - Intarsia-knit Couple Sweater - £250

jumper jw anderson couple sweater autumn winter 2014

duvet coat christopher kane menswear autumn 2014 “Christopher Kane’s menswear collections have become increasingly complex over the last few seasons – this coat, in a roomy, oversized shape, is one of my favourite outerwear pieces of the season.”

Left - Christopher Kane - Techno-fabric Padded Parka - £1500

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:11

Buyer's Guide - Farfetch - AW14

Ana Canadas, Head of Menswear Boutiques at Farfetch

alexander mcqueen black bag“Backpacks have become an essential over the past couple of seasons, they are now part of the line up of some of the major designers and the offer ranges from nylon and high tech sport fabrics to leather. An everyday essential that is both practical and cool.”

Left - Alexander McQueen Leather Backpack - £1373 

“The fact that the sweatshirt has gained a special status due to the rise of sportswear is no longer fresh news, but the developing print, patterns and textures is. Dolce has mastered this with some beautiful bold florals and a lot of embroidery. Pair with a cropped tailored pair of trousers, a soft jersey turtleneck, a pair of cool buckled shoes with a contrasting sole and an oversized tote for a modern take on this wardrobe staple.”

Below - Dolce & Gabbana Floral Sweatshirt - £289

dolce gabbana floral sweatshirt

christopher kane snakeskin tracksuit bottoms“Tracksuits of any sort have never been a favourite of mine. But the unexpected styling pairings in some of the shows has completely changed my perception. These snake print Christopher Kane are perfect to combine with an oversized blazer with dropped shoulder seams and some cool multi-coloured high tops.”

Left - Christopher Kane Snake Print Trousers - £289

"Tartan is one of the key trends of the season for both Womenswear and Menswear. Lanvin has created some great classics in thick wool and adapted them to sportier pieces like the bomber. This one can be adapted for both a weekday or the weekend. Pair with a classic suit for a different take on office attire or explore the oversized trouser trend paired with a great chunky knit and a cool lace up boot.”

Below - Lanvin Wool Bomber - £1755

lanvin tartan bomber jacket

"You need at least 3 pair of trainers for next season. A classic pair of white high tops, a slip on style with a texture and a tri coloured one. The later, I believe should be from Maison Martin Margiela. The mix of materials and the combination of the colours make the perfect modern style, and the colour palette also complements an autumnal wardrobe perfectly."

Below - Maison Martin Margiela Trainers - £494

maison martin margeila trainer farfetch

Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:07

Buyer's Guide - - SS14

Leila Yavari, Fashion Director at

mcq black leather sneakers“Fashion is definitely having a sneaker moment and these offer the perfect fusion: a mix of luxury and directional attitude.”

Left - McQ by Alexander McQueen - Leather Cutout Sneakers - £310 – Buy Now

marc jacobs hooded leather jacket menswear“The new leather comes in modern guises—like this versatile bomber shape that has buy now, wear forever appeal.”

Left - Marc Jacobs - Hooded Lambskin Bomber - £1750 – Buy Now











maison martin margiela slouchy shorts“Relaxed, but never slouchy—make these your go-to for high Summer style, whether topped with a tee or a light blazer.”

Left - Maison Martin Margiela - Cotton-Linen Blend Drawstring Shorts - £215 – Buy Now

valextra men's briefcase“This is the ultimate reinvention of a menswear classic: sleek, streamlined, luxe. Its a cool carry-all for tablets, laptops—and not just for businessmen.” 

Left - Valextra - Textured Leather Briefcase - £1950 – Buy Now








neil barrett gingham poplin short sleeve shirt“With its overblown pattern and lean lines, this is undoubtedly one of the best check shirts of the season.  Try it with a suit for an unexpected combo.”

Left - Neil Barrett - Check Poplin Shirt -  £215 – Buy Now


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