London Collections Men is the most stylish event in the world for menswear, and if anyone thinks we’re wrong, we’ll fight you. Need proof? We commissioned global photographer extraordinaire the Urban Spotter to run about the streets of central London to snap the most dashing and daring chaps. Here’s the best of what he shot…
Not as in those jackets the Libertines used to wear, it’s not 2001 anymore. We’re talking about khakis and camos. Whether that’s in an undershirt to bring out the potential of a subtle outfit or going the whole hog and turning yourself into a suburban Action Man, you can’t go wrong.
Suiting is at the heart of LCM, and this year’s tailoring trend was the double breasted blazer in lighter summer colours. Although it obviously looks great as a full suit, don’t feel like you have to follow the regular sartorial path. Try Topman’s skinny fit versions with a pair of selvedge denim jeans for a premium workwear look.
Awful sauce, but fantastic colour to spice up your summer wardrobe. If you’re a bit wary of pulling off such a bold shade, start off small with a mustard t-shirt under a under a light wash denim jacket. Both colours will make each other stand out more, like male model Oliver Cheshire’s jacket and smart trousers.
Good thing Savile Row didn’t have a show this year, because they probably would’ve had an aneurism seeing guys wear their best suits with a pair of trainers. But this is proof that style rules need to be broken. Just remember to ditch the tie and add some casual elements, like a hat and t-shirt, to nail it right.
White was by far the most obvious colour trend for jeans and trousers. And it’s clear why, as they work with both streetwear and smarts. Just try not to spill coffee on them, they won’t look as good as the ones with paint on, which we presume is not a stylish coincidence and was actually on purpose.
All photography courtesy of The Urban Spotter