Any spare hour in the day is usually spent sipping caffeine and tapping away at my keyboard, and I’ll be called into spontaneous meetings when I least expect it. I think the days of always needing a suit for a meeting have passed (in most situations), and sometimes a smart appearance and smart attire is all that you need.
STYLE WELL TRAVELLED: MR BOY25.03.14
A theme which inspired our design team throughout the creation of the SS14 menswear collection was the style of travel and leisure. Read on to find out how London-based blogger Karlmond Tang (aka Mr Boy) ensures that he travels and relaxes in style, in the first of our Style Well Travelled series.
For the business-like look, I’ve opted for Pilot navy knit. The texture is beautiful and certainly represents quality, looking good with or without my white shirt. I’ve rolled up the sleeves just to show a bit of the cuff of the shirt, to go with my white socks.
Sometimes putting effort into what you’re wearing to only cover it up with a giant coat can be annoying, but the Curzon mac looks great with just the top button done up.
It’s always reassuring to have a rain resistant coat in London as you never know when it’ll randomly rain.
Living in a metropolitan city like London means that you need to be ready and comfortable on the move. Now that the weather is getting a bit warmer, the weekend is a great time for sitting outside with some great coffee.
The Cramont suede jacket is surprisingly lightweight and the lighter shade means you won’t burn up in the sun. I’ve worn it over the Dustin knit T-shirt which is probably my favourite from Reiss’ new collection – it’s very simple and classy.
Back when I was working in finance, the suit was an essential. It’s nice to ditch your typical black and grey suits for something a bit brighter, which is why I've opted for the Youngs suit. I prefer to match my tie with my pocket square using a complementary colour rather than an identical shade.
Wider peaked lapels work great if you’re slim like me, and provide a confident look for when you’re stomping around the office.
A suit looks clean-cut with a simple white T-shirt, and in my case, preferably one that is slightly oversized. If you’re feeling bored having worn your suit all day, just pop on a T-shirt for your eveningwear. My personal preference.