Friday, 19 September 2014

Autumn Walks 2 | The Beginning Of Those Colder Days

THE OVERALL LOOK- As the weather gets colder, explore the key trends that will keep you looking sharp while keeping warm.
Coat - Charity Shop (£30)
T-shirt - American Apparel (£30)
Jeans - Cheap Monday (£49)
Socks - COS (£5)
Shoes - Loake (860) 'British Boot Company exclusive' (£245)

SHEARLING COAT - Shearling lined coats are a big trend this fall/winter. Pair it with the right outfit, whether it's oversized or fitted; it can look amazing. A big charity shop seller at the moment, you can pick them up for cheap (Pictured - £30) or go for a higher end design with both Burberry (£3,295) and Berluti (£5,950) offering a similarly lined coat. Do however make sure you take the necessary precautions when wearing a coat like this as water may damage the hide.

DRESSING FOR THE TEMPERATURE- Sometimes, as you will probably know, the temperature in the UK (and other places!) is a bit 'in between'. Pair a warmer jacket with a cotton t-shirt (pictured tee - American Apparel - £30) for a considered and still seasonal look. A striped tee as opposed to a plain solid colour can add a different texture and dimension to the look.

BLACK JEANS - Whatever your preference in fit, you can't argue with black jeans; possibly the most versatile item of clothing you could own (along with a white oxford shirt?). You can pick up a pair of black jeans from almost anywhere depending on your budget. A good place to start is Cheap Monday (pictured - £49) who boast a huge range of different fits. A possible good place to start if you don't have a preference yet. Visiting one of their stores is suggested, but shops such as Urban Outfitters also stock Cheap Monday. Really, you can pick up a pair of black jeans from anywhere from Topman to Yves Saint Laurent.

LONG(er) HAIR - So many more men are opting for longer hair recently. It can form a frame for your face and if you choose the correct products it can look great. Kiehls is great for hair and skin products. Use Kiehl's 'Creative Cream Wax' (£16) for a great hold throughout the day. It's also non-greasy, adding for a natural effortless look.  

MAKE OR BREAK - Shoes either enhance or totally ruin an outfit so making the right choice is important. There are so many shoes to choose from but this fall/winter a very popular choice for men is chunky soled shoes; whether it's a pair of boots (another popular choice), a pair of Brogues or even Creepers. If practical is what you are looking for, the Loake Black Smooth Leather Brogue Boot (860) (pictured - £245) is a great option. They are equally as comfortable as stylish and a 'British Boot Company' exclusive, Made In England. There are 'higher end' options too with likes of Thom Browne (£840) , Givenchy (£820) and Grenson (£450).  Alternativley, Ben Sherman (£115) offer a good quality brogue boot for a lower price.

A GREAT MUSIC TASTE - A good music is important for any man; making conversation or escaping to new worlds when relaxing or working. A recommendation is The Black Keys. They come under the genre of 'rock' and have a 'blues rock' vibe.

THE DETAILS - Men can't get away with the 'in your face' jewellery that women wear; but a item here and there can make a huge impact. A silver bracelet can compliment almost any outfit, smart or casual. The pictured bracelet is 'Sterling Silver', one similar can be obtained in most jewellery stores.