The Mens Collections this summer in London was a really good chance for menswear to shine; in its usual position tacked onto the end of fashion week the menswear collections feel a bit like an afterthought, but here was a space to lad out on fashion to your heart’s content.
In a past life I edited a menswear site, which I ended up getting into and really loved. With far more sartorial constraints, a smaller audience and less of a chop and change attitude to trends, mens’ fashion is something that is genuinely exciting. I look forward to many more seasons of the London Collections, people have been talking about a tipping point in menswear for ages, hopefully this signals the real start of it.
Baartmans and Siegel definitely fall into the ‘I want most of this for myself’ category of menswear, predicting really great things for them next year.
What better way to showcase Guy Hill’s light-reflective Dashing Tweeds than in a gif?
Swooning over the Christopher Raeburn macs, I’m currently lusting after this parka.
Serdar Uzuntas is a really sweet guy and his latest collection is a masterclass in prints and colour. Again, an unlined leather bomber made it onto my ever-growing mental wishlist.
Seriously good classic menswear courtesy of DS Dundee, a lot of brands are doing the heritage shuffle at the moment, but not many really get it right.
This is turning into a bit of a *squee!* *me wanty!* kind of post but the Harris X Lavenham mesh and satin bomber is a thing of beauty. Love the diamond-shaped quilting on the horse rug.
Lou Dalton, one of the most exciting names in British menswear at the moment.
Awful picture, great bags, Chris and Tibor are coming up trumps with no-nonsense luxe accessories.
Marwood are an eminently lovable brand that make very desireable ties and bow ties, their blog is also a really good read.
Martine Rose is definitely one to watch, she’s got a knack for playful but -crucially for the men’s market- accessible designs.