If you’re going to invest your money in designer, I like to think that the classic styles are where you start. Owning something simple, timeless and versatile is a must, especially if you’re a guy who tends to grab at clothes in the wardrobe without even looking, which I often do!
Burgundy is one of my favourite colours and that’s most of the reason as to why I’ve chosen this Dolce & Gabbana polo shirt as a wardrobe essential. Pair this with some denim shorts or chinos in the summer and some plain denim jeans or trousers for the rest of the year. You’ll look mighty dapper!
Classic Polo Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana, £163.89. farfetch.com
Images courtesy of Farfetch
I recently discovered Hungarian menswear designer Sandor Lakatos while flicking through Not Just A Label, and I just love this printed jacket. It’s beautifully cut and the print is just the right amount of elegant and eye-catching. Paired with a white shirt and some black trousers for an evening ensemble, or even for work, this will look top-notch!
Printed Jacket by Sandor Lakatos Menswear, £460.00. notjustalabel.com
Images courtesy of Sandor Lakatos Menswear
For Spring/Summer 2015, Y-3 present a somewhat predictable collection. Black ensembles sit alongside strong, white shirts and dresses, as well as pretty floral prints. Hints of metallic are something I’m happy to see for Spring/Summer 2015, as I love a bit of metallic. However, other than that, nothing’s that new.
Despite that, I really like the versatility of this collection – enabling you to purchase key pieces and style them in a variety of ways – so it still gets a thumbs up from me!
Images courtesy of Vogue UK
Kenzo does clean-cut with a hint of casual perfectly. I absolutely love this Kenzo check sweater, made from 100% cotton. As styled here, pair this with a polo top and a pair of shorts and you’ll look great! Alternatively, for the colder months, this sweater will look equally awesome with a pair of jeans.
“Windows Checks” Sweater by Kenzo, €111.00. kenzo.com
Images courtesy of Kenzo
Guys, if you’re after an affordable suit because you’re going to a one-off formal gathering or have started a new job and don’t want to splurge just yet, look no further than Burton. I really like this 2 piece blue textured tailored fit suit, because it gives you great shape and quality, but it’s just £99! Now that’s a bargain…
2 Piece Blue Texture Tailored Fit Suit by Burton Menswear, £99.99. burton.co.uk
Images courtesy of Burton Menswear
Most people just think “denim” when they think Levi’s, however Levi’s offer so, so much more than jeans and denim jackets… They have some beautiful jackets that are not denim, too!
I’ve absolutely fallen for this vineyard green Windbomber jacket. Everything from the green to the casual, slightly more trendy bomber style grabbed me. But what really made me fall in love is the £71.90 sale price. What a bloody bargain!
Windbomber Jacket by Levi’s, £71.90. levi.com
Images courtesy of Levi’s
Michał Mrzygłód is a young Polish designer living in London. He studied fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, after which he moved to London to further his education at London College of Fashion, where he is currently completing his first year of menswear design. His début collection – ‘chin-suru’ – won the second prize in the most prestigious fashion design contest in Poland – ‘The Golden Thread’.
If you’re a man who loves something a little unconventional, Michał Mrzygłód should be right up your street!
Images courtesy of Michał Mrzygłód
Full of pastel tones and patterns, Kenzo men’s Spring/Summer 2015 is as colourful as expected. Quirky, striped coats, trousers and sweatshirts are shown alongside spotted suits, jackets and shorts, while soft pastel pink knitwear and pastel green and blue casual wear, including printed vests, fool you into thinking it could be a perfect summer after all, with beaming sunshine and countless days out at the beach. It may not be true, but it’s nice to dream, and these clothes are absolutely beautiful.
Kenzo never get it wrong!
Images courtesy of Vogue UK