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#OOTD 112 Back To The Future #Sponsored

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

Our love of the 80s continues. From the music to the films to the fashion, it’s the decade that keeps on giving. 

The big trend, fashion wise, is 80s sportswear and this is the look you should be following. 

Go for larger fits, especially in coats and jackets - I’m wearing a large here - with strong, contrasting primary colours.

This jacket by Tommy Hilfiger is from House of Fraser and perfectly illustrates the new look while heavily referencing its vintage archive.

Team with dad jeans, branded socks and retro trainers. Don’t forget the gold chain or necklace for that final, confident flourish. Read more why here

Are you ready, Player One?!

Credits - Jacket - Tommy Hilfiger from House of Fraser, Jeans - Topman, T-Shirt - Umbro, Necklace - Topshop, Socks - Fila, Trainers - Diadora, Cap - J Crew

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

OOTD menswear coats jackets House of Fraser Tommy Hilfiger

 

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marcus jaye the chic geekI recently went to Berlin, for their fashion week, which is dominated by two trade shows, Seek and Premium. I know Berlin is the city of the young hipster wanker and far from the bourgeois idea of fashion. Always has been. But, watching a young guy in adidas trackie bottoms, an old tour T-shirt tucked in and a fake looking GG monogrammed Gucci hat, it’s pretty clear that fashion, ATM, is looking like ‘cool crap’.

Pioneered here, but spreading: it’s about found, second-hand, vintage, charity and everything that is the opposite about looking expensive and ‘designery’.

Left 'Pensive Crap' at Seek in Berlin - Cap - J Crew, Sunglasses - Vintage Gucci, Top - Umbro

It’s been coming a while, and it’s something the fashion industry struggles with, because making something shiny and new is what they are used to. Plus, why buy something brand new when you want it to look old?

pony trainers SS18It’s about mass produced old items looking old. This isn’t the Gucci idea of decadent vintage. That’s over.

I know Italian brands have been doing ‘pre-distressed’ for donkey’s, and it’s always looked a bit crap. Ripped jeans, anybody? But, it was interesting to see brands, such as Pony and Valsport, doing options of trainers looking like you’ve been wearing them for months.

Right - Pony distressed for SS18 

Even if you buy something new, you style it in a way which looks old and not cared about. Maybe that’s why we’re seeing collaborations such as Louis Vuitton and Supreme in order for these brands to look less expensive, even though the prices say something else.

Some brands only know how to do new and this is leading to people raiding wardrobes and rediscovering things they used to wear or asking parents for their old sportswear. Hoping they've hoarded it.

Menswear is really experimenting in this area and the worry of looking bad is over, as that’s really the point. It’s about looking like an America tourist from 1985 or a post-Soviet Russian, aping western brands, circa 1994.

Could be a hard sell, or no sell at all, and this certainly won’t help the struggling fashion industry.

Below - Valsport SS18 worn look, Never too old for Vetements SS18

Valsport trainers pre distressed worn in

vetements ss18 Umbro

Published in The Fashion Archives
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:36

#OOTD 25 Happy New Geek!

the chic geek menswear j crew velvet jacketTheChicGeek always ends the year the same way he started it, in style! Going old school for New Year's Eve, TheChicGeek has opted for a classic velvet tuxedo jacket, in plush claret, teamed with black dinner trousers, white shirt and oversized tartan bow-tie.

Happy New Year and see all you ChicGeeks over in 2015!!!!!

Credits - Velvet Jacket - J. Crew at MRPORTER.com, Shirt - Hackett, Bow-Tie - Thomas Pink, Watch - Links of London, Trousers - Hackett, Socks - Pringle @sockshopuk, Shoes - Louis Leeman

Shot by Robin Forster using #Olympus PENthe chic geek thomas pink bow tie hackett dress shirtthe chic geek happy new year 2015links of london watch the chic geek louis leeman shoes the chic geekthe chic geek happy new year bloggernew year eve menswear geek

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