INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 WAVY LOOKS FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
By Kasia Hastings, July 15, 2018
Happy (denim) days
Fashion week often means consuming more new trends than hot dinners, which can leave even the most seasoned street-style maestro in a predicament. Not this guy — he knows that a double-denim get-up like this oozes casual confidence that’s way more steezy than any OTT outfit. That’s not to say there’s not some good styling work going on here. A cult item in itself, his denim jacket comes customized with a throwback Nickelodeon patch and is perfectly matched with a pair of mid-wash jeans which he’s broken up nicely with a black belt. A slogan tee, some well-curated chains and pair of gold oval sunglasses top it off.
Part of the beauty of menswear in 2018 is that a slick look is no longer limited to traditional tailoring. Here we have what we call "art-school cool." It’s a low-key yet smart affair that this creative type has got down to a tee. A graphic-print long-sleeved top like this, with its interesting colors and abstract design, probably came from a cult brand most of us won’t have discovered until next year. From the skater-tuck of his tee (into a great pair of navy cropped pants) to his white socks and black Wallabees and the high-low combination of his smart leather belt and black cross-body — it’s all first class from this bachelor of arts.
'70s summer suiting
If you thought tailoring was off the agenda for daytime and out-of-office, think again. Like we said, New York really does offer up the full spectrum of menswear today, including breezy summer suiting. This well-clad guy gives us a lesson in how to make your suit standout without a print in sight. By wearing his double-breasted linen jacket open over a striped retro knit with a '70s collar it feels as fresh as a newly cut fade.
NYC was still reeling from its latest heatwave, which led to a lot of guys operating a strict open-shirt policy. Regardless of where your position lies on undoing more than two buttons, we can all agree that the main event here is a seriously strong printed co-ord. It takes a confident man to wear head-to-toe print, but fashion favours the brave and this dude has been duly rewarded. He gets extra glory for the addition of a contrasting neon cap.
Statement prints were clearly top of the style agenda in the Big Apple last week, but it was this guy in a quintessentially British Burberry checked shirt that showed America how it’s done. We’ve already made the case for summer checks and this neon-piped number is an interesting new riff on an old favourite that will no doubt become iconic in its own right. Our man knows all that’s needed elsewhere is a pair of simple grey pants, tonal kicks and a bag.