This season shrewdly select the fashionable wardrobe heroes which will reinvigorate rather than reinvent your wardrobe.
Opt for subtle checked tailoring which can be dressed up or down according to your sartorial need.
A WINNING COMBINATION
Opt for a luxe knit and fine leather loafers paired with iconic denim for an off-duty look that feels ever-so slightly dressed up.
A FINE FLECK
AW14′s most fashionable way to wear texture? A suit crafted from finely flecked thread of course.
Sometimes the most stylishly savvy duos arise from the most surprising pairings of colour and pattern.
IN BLACK AND WHITE
Black and white make up one of style’s most endlessly iconic combinations and will ensure instant pared-back cool.
PALE INTO SIGNIFICANCE
Pale and interesting, look to creams, stones and sand hues for a softer take on fall/winter attire.
Give tailored trousers a new lease of life by wearing yours with a stitch detail polo shirt.
Whether abstracted or shrunken, this season’s animal prints are a surprisingly versatile sartorial hit.
STRIKE IT RICH
Whether deepest navy or robust burgundy, intense hues give AW14′s palette an exhilaratingly rich colour injection.
Don’t take the casual approach to off-duty dressing, give your outfits a considered edge for perennial style.
Though summer’s final embers have not yet begun to flare, already concerns for the most stylish of men have turned to the matter of dressing for the season ahead. For AW14 we’re championing a wardrobe redress but see the season ahead as a chance to reinvigorate, rather than reinvent, the wardrobe.
Consider our latest fashion feature - The Reinstatement of Origin - your sartorial manual to the season ahead. Serving as wardrobe building blocks, the pieces in our feature are to be considered shrewd sartorial investments which will support your style throughout AW14 and beyond. Here you’ll find on-duty and off-duty saviours which can be worn alone, in their own right, or worn together as part of a smart-meets-casual ensemble.
This season subtlety in design is key, and our creative team have championed an approach which fuses a fashion-forward sensibility with a need for longevity of appeal. This is seen nowhere more keenly in tailoring which artfully espouses this style ethos. Whether finely checked or crafted from a gently flecked fabric, this season’s suiting can be worn at the office or off-duty.
However, it’s not all about cutting a subtly stylish figure. Animal prints have been explored and offer a directional way to add patterned intrigue to your look. In a diverse range of colours, sizes and guises, the animal print shirt is one of the season’s most surprisingly versatile sartorial hits.
And, what of the colour palette? While dark navies, blacks and greys are mainstays of the AW14 palette, the season’s anchoring pieces are also manifested in intensely rich hues. Burgundy knits will see that you’re stylish now or well into the next season, while it’s hard to ignore the perennial appeal of deep inky navy all year around.
For a longevity to align with its luxury, choose leather pieces which come patent, polished, or grained and for evergreen appeal opt for black. So, whether you plump for penny loafers, a foppish fold-over wallet or a high-shine belt, these accessories will not only slip seamlessly into your wardrobe now, but are sure to become reached-for favourites year upon year.