Four global fashion heavyweights step into the ring for a bloody battle to the death…only one can leave. Well, that may be a little over dramatic, but with this edition of global street style we’re pitting Paris, London, Milan and Florence’s biggest trends against each other. The prize: Topman’s recognition (which is better than any trophy). So what’s your favourite look – smart layering, statement coats,roll necks or shearling?
The menswear trade weekend at Florence’s Pitti Uomo is possibly the coolest place on earth, and it’s refreshing that it’s not all about the young lads. On every street corner you’ll see sartorially clad fifty-something Italians gripping cigars and knocking back espressos, showing off their tailoring talents for photographers.
At January’s Pitti, we noticed gents layering with scarves and capes without diminishing their smart style. Bellissimo!
Look, we’ll be honest with you, it’s going to be cold for a while, so make sure your main layering piece is looking on point. From longer lengths to textures to mixing patterns, go all out and make a statement with your outerwear. The last thing you need in this diabolical weather is to leave the house in something you’re sick to death of wearing.
LC:M has become the biggest date in the menswear calendar with the addition of another day and international labels like Tom Ford and Belstaff joining up. And with everyone from Tinie Tempah to Miles Kane attending the latest season’s shows, it’s only going to get bigger.
At the AW15 collections, we spotted model Oliver Cheshire and a host of other men ditching the shirts and ties for a retro (yet still dapper) roll neck.
London photographer Garcon Jon has a keen eye for spotting trends, so we’d trust him even if he said fluorescent flares will be big for spring/summer. But, thankfully, that’s not the case, as at Milan Fashion Week he snapped some suave looking chaps in vintage looking shearling coats and jackets. Who knew Bane from Batman was such a trend setter?
Image credit: Pitti Uomo photo credit to Enrico Labriola, PFW photo credit to Pixel Formula/SIPA/ Rex, First LC:M photo credit to Dvora/Rex, Third LC:M photo credit to Wayne Tippetts/Rex, MFW photo credit to Garcon Jon.