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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.

Friday, 29 August 2014 16:26

Buyer's Guide - Hervia Bazaar - AW14

Oscar Pinto Oscar Pinto,CEO & CO-founder & Buyer, Hervia Bazaar

yohji yamamoto striped top menswear hervia"A super soft mohair mix knit jumper that features an all-over cream and black stripe. The zip detail running across the front attracts me to this item – it acts like a secret pocket, which can be opened and closed. What’s more the interior of the pocket extends past the hem creating an interesting silhouette that looks great with layers." 

Left - Yohji Yamamoto - Striped Zip Detail Knit - £950

"A classic style that has been modernised for the coming autumn winter season, this vibrantly designed sweatshirt incorporates blocks of colour and bright stripes to help brighten wardrobes. Popular for its no-fuss approach, this item looks best when worn casually with jeans or a tapered trouser."

Below - Thom Browne - Crewneck Mix Wool Sweatshirt - £310

thom browne sweatshirt  

Y3 poncho unisex autumn winter buyer menswear"Straight off the catwalk, this unisex poncho is much loved for leading the way with sports luxe – offering a statement that is stylish but also functional. Its unique design includes; track style sleeves complete with zips, a buttoned back pocket and an Adidas three-stripe detail that runs down the back and along the edges of the wrap around."

Left - Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto - Unisex Track Poncho - £285  

"This perfect heavy duty, layered T-shirt features a crew neckline, short sleeves as well as front embroidered graphic of Gizmo from the film 'The Gremlins'. Working exceptionally well when worn under a plain bomber or leather jacket, this tee achieves a fun, but rough and ready look."

Below - Vinti Andrews - Oversized Gizmo Layered T-shirt - £65

gizmo t shirt vinti andrews

"Paris Based, Californian designer Rick Owens is renowned for creating iconic collections that are cut to perfection and conveying his rebellious signature style. The Geo Basket Boots, a favourite from the footwear collection, offers a well constructed, versatile fashion classic that has proven to be an incredibly popular style with the fashion forward. With extra long white laces and thick zips on both sides, the boots have enough detail to add interest to the simplest of outfits."  

Below - Rick Owens - Geo Basket Boot - £709


rick owens geo boots menswear hervia winter 2014



Friday, 22 August 2014 11:40

Buyer's Guide - STYLEBOP - AW14, Fashion Director, Leila Yavari

neil barrett menswear autumn winter 2014“The graphic colour-blocking immediately draws the eye, and the leather yoke adds an unexpected touch of tough-luxe.”

Left - Neil Barrett - Graphic Knit Jersey Sweatshirt - £475

“With the wide, spread collar and epaulet detail, this is the perfect update for on the perennial closet staple.”

Below - J.W. Anderson – Leather Biker Jacket – £ 1195

JW Anderson biker jacket

Valentino men's blazer stylebop “This piece encapsulates the polished sartorial trend we saw coming out of Pitti. The lighter-weight, cotton-blend material makes also makes it an ideal transitional piece.”

Left - Valentino – Cotton-Linen  Blend Blazer - £900

“Sweatpants and joggers are supplanting jeans as the go to pant right now - this is a great way to tap into the sportswear trend.”

Below - Kenzo - Wool Sweatpants - £ 195

kenzo men's sweatpants

marc jacobs boots“The utilitarian, industrial vibe is tempered by the glossy finish and bi-coloured laces, which make these a standout.”

Left - Marc Jacobs - Glossy Leather Lace-Up Boots - £395

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

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