Cotton shirts both light in colour and weight are ideal for the current changeable weather. Wear by themselves with classic blue jeans or chinos, or layered under a sweater. Ironed and crease free is the proper way, but there’s something easy and comfy about a crumpled shirt which is so much more appealing.
Photos: Ports magazine, Whistles, Topshop, and various tumblr and blogs
Street style blog tip off: Nobody Knows Marc. Where models actually smile. Take note of the great styling of white shirts in these snaps- layers of chains and a Shakespeare inspired ruff.
The 60s Mod look is set to be a big trend this autumn/winter. The androgynous styling in this shoot is spot on for me, and I particularly love her quiff and ribbon tie, and the contrasting lapels of his blazer. I love how it is such a polished, masculine look, and works particularly well as workwear. Check out Frankie Morello for some catwalk inspiration, and go to Topshop to pick up some affordable pieces from their New Mod collection. Frankie Morello’s red wine coat is ideal for cosying up in during the winter, and Topshop’s yellow boiler jacket with leather lapels is just as authentic looking.
Photos: AND +MEN issue 10, Vogue, Topshop
Postbox red trouser suit and matching converse. Best outfit I’ve seen in a while.
Photo via Tumblr
Men’s silk pyjamas are set to be big news this autumn. Celine did ethnic inspired styles this summer, and this autumn there is a definite vintage feel which nods to the twenties. Buttoned up shirts with highlighted pockets and lapels, and luxe, loose trousers are all just delightful, versatile and of course, masculine inspired. Louis Vuitton and Lanvin have offered them up in leopard print and monogram (I’m particularly enjoying Vuitton’s matching motorcycle helmet). If £1485 for a pair by Lanvin is beyond your means, Topshop has some great styles coming into their stores this autumn. Wear the set as a whole for lounging around the house, wear them as separates with jeans or a knit, or go the whole hog with a silk dressing gown and slipper shoes, like Hugh Hefner…
hotos: Olsen twins in Vogue USA, April 2011, Marie Claire Italia August 2011, Louis Vuitton pre-summer 2012
Photo: W magazine, August 2010
You’ve got to love Whistles. Ever since being reinvented by Jane Sheperdson a few years ago,the brand has continued to serve up must-have pieces each season. Last spring, this was undoubtedly the polka dot trouser suit and sell out neon pink Carrie skirt. This autumn, its Whistles’ tailoring which stands out, simply for being so superb.
Saville Row designer Frederick Willems (Gieves & Hawkes and Pringle) has collaborated with Whistles to create their high quality autumn/winter collection. Classic tailoring techniques have been adapted for the female silhouette, whilst maintaining a modern, masculine look.
Whilst navy, black and tweed dominate the collection and achieve an authentic masculine feel, the tomato red overcoat and ochre short suit are surely stand out pieces. The cropped tapered trousers are particularly versatile, and would look great with polka dot tights or lightweight socks underneath when it gets a little chillier.
Whistles have also made themselves the destination for your winter coat, with a selection of sleek masculine overcoats in luxurious English and Italian fabrics, with great twists such as leopard print, leather panelling and lapels.
Some great androgynous styling (which is so spot on for this autumn/winter) in this images by photographer Kin Chan. Love the linear silhouette of the men’s blazer with polo shirt buttoned up to the neck.
Photos: Kin Chan