Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:50

Buyer's Guide - AW15 - MATCHESFASHION.COM

Damien Paul, Head of Menswear at MATCHESFASHION.COM

Raey parka menswear matchesfashion"A techy, functional coat is near the top of the list of pieces I'm after for the new season - the best collections all had a utilitarian feeling to them. This nylon parka buy Raey is a favourite, and would look brilliant layered over heavy-duty knitwear."

Left - Raey - Hooded Nylon Parka - £450

Longjourney patchwork shirt"Everyone on the team here is excited about Longjourney, one of the most interesting new brands we've seen. They are based in Los Angeles, where they transform vintage denim and military surplus into new, unique garments. This is a label to watch."

Left - Longjourney - Patchworked Denim Shirt - £535

 

 

 

 

adieu trainers white menswear style"The Parisian footwear brand Adieu has branched into sneakers for AW15, and they perfectly capture the minimal, no-nonsense aesthetic of the season. I'll be wearing them with rolled-up denim."

Left - Adieu - Leather Low-Top Trainers - £278  

Orley striped men's cardigan"There's a retro feeling coming back into menswear, and this cardigan has a "70's-by-way-of-the-90's" attitude which feels totally right for now. Though, thankfully, it's rendered in an ultra-soft merino instead of the scratchy fibres of most vintage knitwear…"

Left - Orley - Dexter Chevron Striped Cardigan -  £475

 

 

 

 

 

loewe rucksack backpack"Under the stewardship of J.W. Anderson, Loewe has become one of the most exciting brand revivals around. Their luxurious yet offbeat clothing is covetable enough, but I'm obsessing over the bags - this structural suede backpack is just unsual enough to be irresistible." 

Left - Loewe - Anton Suede Backpack - £1795

 

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 13:31

Buyer's Guide - AW15 - MRPORTER.COM

David Morris, Buyer, MRPORTER

Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers"Common Projects white leather sneakers have gained cult status thanks to their minimalist design and superior construction. I like to pair them with rolled-up selvedge denim jeans and a lightweight knit for a clean understated look”.

Left - Common Projects - Original Achilles Leather Sneakers - £265

Acne Studios Tony Jacket"The 'Tony' jacket from Acne Studios is a super luxurious, minimal take on American sportswear. It comes in a beautifully constructed lightweight wool and cashmere-blend. It’s a hand-finished piece and the drawstring hem is a nice touch, it allows you to adjust the fit with ease". 

Right - Acne Studios - Tony Wool & Cashmere-Blend Coach Jacket - £650

Thom Browne brogues menswear"I love a crepe sole. These can be styled just as easily with your favourite black jeans and button down shirt as they can be with a suit for more formal occasions. These are on my ‘to get’ list. Crafted in England from fine pebbled leather, these wingtip shoes boast superior construction with their signature pull tabs, comfortable leather linings and those trusty gum soles".

Left - Thom Browne - Pebbled Leather Brogues - £830

Margaret Howell shirt style the chic geek"A versatile staple and worthy addition to your casual roster. An easy layering piece - I like to throw it on over a plain white or Breton stripe tee".

Right - Margaret Howell - Ribbed-Collar Cotton-Flannel Shirt - £345

Aesop gentleman's grooming kit"An extensive grooming kit that comes complete with face cleanser, hydrating cream, shaving serum, spray-on moisturiser and lip cream. Everything you need to freshen up tired skin in the morning or after a long day at the office".

Left - Aesop - MR PORTER Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit - £110

Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:27

End Clothing - SS15

Mark Macdonald, Senior Buyer, End Clothing

end clothing beams plus came jacket“‘Cut & Sew’ on a timeless garment form Japan’s premier retailer.”

Left - Beams Plus – Patchwork M-65 Jacket - £475

“With more than a subtle nod to a certain Mr Smith these are my number one summer sneakers.”

Below - Common Projects - Achilles Retro Low - £275

common projects white sneakers trainers

namica ground leaf jacket spring 2015 menswear“Technical flower power that can be worn layered under your summer raincoat or its own with a classic white Tee.”

Left - Nanamica - Ground Jacket - £285

"Our Legacy deliver truly unique shirting season on season. This can be worn and washed repeatedly to see the chambray fade over time."

Below - Our Legacy - 1950s Button Down Shirt - £139

our legacy came chambray shirt menswear spring 2015

comme des garçons striped t-shirt menswear the chic geek"Paris meets 60’s Psychedelica in an everyday easy to wear stripe number from Comme Shirt."

Left - Comme des Garçons SHIRT - Long Sleeve Printed Insert Border Tee - £119

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