It seemed like London had smartened up this season as I noticed a lot of fine tailoring in light cotton and linen with nice details in tie bars, collar clips and pocket squares. It seemed that the Italian influence had taken its hold. I particularly enjoyed seeing this when rendered in printed cloth, as vintage paisley and geometrics in muted tones were used to great effect.
Hats were the most spotted accessory with trilbies, fedoras and bucket hats sitting on the heads of some of London's most stylish gents. If headwear was adventurous, fabrics were too as I noticed more than a handful of men in double, triple and quadruple denim - a look which is hard to pull off but on the whole worked well. This, alongside primary block colour, made for an exciting start to the men's fashion calendar.
Most exciting for me was the launch of my new project Man/Men, a journal documenting British manufacturing. We had 4 gents handing out the paper edition outside shows and the response was incredible. It seems the appreciation of skill and craftsmanship is stronger than ever.