Style Manual

The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

Even if you’re not particularly into fashion, it’s always worth being aware of London Fashion Week Men’s 2017. For this is where you can see how London’s most stylish men dress. So we did the hard work for you and hit the streets to bring you the key trends that caught our eye plus how to wear and adapt them.

The smart suit

Suits

Always a winner, nothing says style like a 3-piece suit. And we spotted a classic blue 3 piece suit, worn here with a classic white shirt, navy tie and pair of brown monk shoes. Note the double-breasted waistcoat is making a comeback and can be an extra step towards looking smart.

Moving on to a rather bold statement (yes, we’re talking about the guy in the middle). While the colour that this particular gentlemen is wearing may be a bit out there, patterned suits such as more subtle grey Prince of Wales check can bring personality to your look. Don’t be afraid to stray from a white shirt. A blue or pink shirt with contrasting tie can freshen up your wardrobe. In fact, you can ditch the shirt and formal shoes altogether as the third guy in the photo shows. You don’t have to do the full-on look with ankle-length trousers but keep the fit snug and go for a slim suit for a 50s-inspired style.

The rollneck

Rollneck

God bless the rollneck. Faff-free, super easy-to-wear and warm, a rollneck is proving its worth in many a stylish man’s wardrobe. Bridging the gap here between smart and casual, the man in the first images shows how to work a chunky rollneck with formal trousers, brown formal shoes and a short jacket. Not a fan of the “apres-ski” look? Go for a bomber with jeans and trainers or branch out in a pair of patterned trousers. Or keep it simple in an outfit you may be able to wear to work (depending on dresscode). Wear a grey rollneck under a blazer with black jeans and plimsolls.

The classic coat

Coats

We love talking about the weather, mainly because it is so unpredictable. That’s why a winter coat is always a part of your armoury. And as these three guys at London Fashion Week Men’s show, it can play an important part in your overall look. A statement camel coat works equally well over a suit or with denim jeans and white plimsolls (a popular choice). Throw on a stylish black peacoat over a white shirt, grey blazer and black jeans. Then finish the look with a pair of Chelsea boots. And don’t be afraid of a double-breasted style or lighter colours. As the third man in the photo shows, this patterned double-breasted coat lifts the overall outfit.

The jacket

When you’re walking around town or out and about at the moment, a jacket is another way to stay comfortable when the temperature drops. The bomber is here to stay for a while at least. Wear over a rollneck and swap out the formal trousers for a pair of jeans to see you through the season. Another style that’s on our radar is the ‘borg’ collar jacket (or trucker jacket). This takes a classic style and adds a fur collar to keep you warm. A plain colour such as burgundy or navy can be worn either as part of your workwear or more casually with trousers and a sweatshirt. Don’t forget the biker jacket – this is an old faithful that you can pull out again and again.

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