Monday, 25 April 2011
Young Diggy Simmons aka Rev Run of RUN- D.M.C son, may have a stylist but I love this little look of what's going down here, could that be a knitted tie and a pocket square I see? Using great tonal colours to the look personally I think it works well with his skin tone. Diggy's a young rapper who actually looks better than some adult rap stars in the style stakes no names mentioned! Ok so you could have had an amazing pair of shoes but the rest of the look is cool. If you ever read this Diggy keep your stylist as this is a good look young man I think the blog will keep an eye on you in the future so what do you think?
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Our friends Agi & Sam have given a great interview for HBTV. If you don't know already myself and Alex are huge fans of these guys we feel these two designers are super talented! Ok so enough of me talking please watch the video to see the ideas behind the great AW11 collection. These boys are without a doubt pushing menswear into a new direction.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
Spring has finally come so it's time for you guys soon expose those legs.
From a design perspective, the SS11 D&G runway featured many different variations of the short, with cool Gingham turn-ups. While Marni, Acne and Costume National played with the idea of ultra modern yet light technical fabric that was simple in design. There are no rules to length either. Personally, I love the length of the Butler and Comme Des Garcon pieces. Styling tip - Keep things up to date by turning up the hems, which looks fresh, as in the Butler version.
In terms of colour, keep it neutral like the Dries Van Noten style. Neutrals will pretty much work with your entire wardrobe. If your feeling bold add some colour, think earthy tones such as saffron, grey and blue. Don't be afraid to explore with a little print or stripe on a short. A little tip though, if you have a fuller leg or if your quite small in height, I would stay away from print on shorts as this may only exaggerate it. Maybe think along the lines of adding a print somewhere else, such as a scarf, a pocket square for your blazer jacket, or even layering as a shirt underneath a subtle coloured knit as in the D&G image.
For my first ever Style Collage Sunday I began with the straw boater, modeled with poise by Fred Astaire. Popular in the early 20th Century it signaled the beginning of warm summer days. Think Boardwalk Empire and barbershop quartets. With a little more flair than the fedora or panama it is certain to stand out. Just make sure it’s not to deep, the flatter the better!
Pair with some Ray-Ban Clubmasters (no.8) to bring it straight into the 21st Century. Add a bandanna around the neck (see no.2) for a chilled out festival feel, or wear with a pastel cotton blazer for beach barbecues and cool city nights.
Looking to shorts, this year rich earthy tones of olives, browns and dark petrol blues look slick, whilst more vibrant mustards and burnt orange hues (no.7) reign supreme. Topman has delivered the best high street example of this trend breaking out of the conventional pastel shades. I’m definitely bagging some of the chocolate ones (no.6) and will pair them with perhaps a pastel polo and cream converse.
Slightly higher waisted designs look stylish and hint of 50’s 60’s California lifestyle. The black jersey shorts (no.5) caught my eye, following from the 1930’s gym and varsity jacket trend. I really like the cream cotton cord, and speckled colour detail.
As we all know, in a British summer man cannot live in shorts and t-shirt alone. Swedish brand COS (3&4) have an elegant collection of knitwear, jackets and trousers. My personal favourite is the understated jersey zip jacket in a stone pink shade.
Zara’s brave, playful and undoubtedly Spanish use of mustard trousers (no.2) look fantastic with the loose navy cardigan, grey t-shirt and red bandanna accent. I can almost taste the paella!
Last but not least, footwear. Forget flip-flops, it’s all about sandals (see no.1). This classic design, again by COS, is unpretentious and tasteful, not to mention a fantastic colour.
See you next week!