Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Trends - The modern casual style.

Something for the Boys!

Through a scan in the world of men's fashion blogs, I fell across some inspirational looks to adapt for this Spring.

It's perfect in the realms of Northern Europe, with light Spring we are having. So No complaints, this is what being in 'The Netherlands' is all about.
Here the early bird catches the best worms! As anything can happen by the end of the day, better get outside quick while it lasts, as OP=OP, as they say over here!

It's very fresh, with a crisp twist in the air and perfect timing for a little 'wind proof' style 'wrap up'.

Some of the key elements are all in the layers.
It has a 'Denim mentality' at heart, with a sense of the outdoors adventure, where tough, hard wearing items and have a timeless feel.





You need Jackets right now, especially Parkas, in check or colour blocked.
This is a style 'Must Have. 
Keep it shower and wind proof with a preppy element and you're on the right track.

Then consider mixing Utility style and Graduate chic. 
That's the message with spring tweed coats, worn open loosely 
(or 'a-la-Parisienne style' completely unbuttoned and draped over the shoulders.) 
......plus an Oxford shirt and a nonchalant addition of the M65 field jacket.

Pop the collar, add some aged denim and a pair of Brogues, hopefully from Alden and your on the road!





The guys at Moncler know how to make a modern field Jacket!

Mixing fabrics, super light nylon, mixing colours, the two best shades of Olive Green, and with a combat spirit- well your ready to go!


Moncler SS2014 - matchesfashion.com




But this is what I call the "Denim jacket and the Double breasted 2 step"!

Bring it back, bring it back, the denim jacket needs a fresh outing!
Spring layers are happening here too.

This is the moment to experiment with this look, keep it tonal - Blue is the colour right now, shaded in bright blue, light blue and washed out blue. 

As a little tip, wear it a little 'oversized', as this keeps it versatile, you always have the option to close the buttons, otherwise this is a strictly "before lunch" look!!

This city style, that has graduated from the streets of Florence (The Pitti Men) and Milan into an everyday, cosmopolitan, style statement.

Have a bag, a soft cable knit hat and quality leather accessories and this is the look of choice for a day out in the town!

Enjoy. x SR


Images, "They are wearing".... WWD.com