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THE NEW FASHION RULES
How to be in style right now? Winter favours the bold: that is, the boldly contemporary.
We may no longer be knee-deep in terry cloth and sweatpants, but the new modern mix centres on the smart-casual hybrid. Specifically: staple pieces crafted from slinky fabrics, relaxed fits and cosy woollens are prescribed shopping.
The new rule? Don’t shirk formalwear. Just give it a 2021 twist. You may not be ready for full suiting yet but that doesn’t mean you can’t look sharp. See Woolrich, where the formal jacket has been casualised; celebrating the shrug-on shirt jacket and the trusty zip-up.
Comfort is king when getting dressed. Make laid-back your motto and if you’re going to do tailoring, ensure it’s cut softly for ultimate relaxation. If you are in the mood for some coordination, do as Tiger of Sweden does and top-and-tail in shades of ebony, tobacco or camel.
At APC there was a celebration of the humble sweater — the most un-boring of basics. Exaggerated checks, Fair Isle patterns and classic plaid are firm favourites here. A sweater vest is a novel way to pledge your allegiance to grunge dressing. Just make sure your shirt hangs low beneath.
Trousers come in a mix of smart-casual shapes this season, but what’s clear is fashion's favouring the straight leg. As seen at Alexander McQueen (who showed it in mid-rise denim), Dolce & Gabbana (where tailored trousers crossed with joggers) and, most notably, at Gucci (we love the GG contrast-stripe sweatpants).
SHOP WINTER WARMERS:
WOOLRICH Barrier Overshirt Jacket
WOOLRICH Deepsix Packable Padded Jacket
WOOLRICH Arrowood Field Jacket
A.P.C. Ian Check Overshirt
CANADA GOOSE Armstrong Down Jacket
CANADA GOOSE Lodge Packable Jacket
BOGLIOLI Longline Herringbone Coat
ACNE STUDIOS Denim Jacket
MACKINTOSH Cambridge Waterproof Coat
MACKINTOSH Hig Quilted Gilet
MACKINTOSH Torrential Waxed Coat
PS PAUL SMITH Clashing Check Overcoat
PAUL SMITH Check Harrington Jacket
CANADA GOOSE Emory Parka Coat
Fashion has changed since lockdown. Now, more than ever, we are keenly aware that what we buy has an impact on the planet. The smartest of dressers knows a good investment purchase must be as sustainable as it is style enhancing.
Winter’s must-buys combine a considered ethos with a get-dressed appeal. An Emory hooded parka coat from Canada Goose is not only a forever piece, it’s made using responsibly sourced down — ensuring animal welfare best practice is upheld throughout the supply chain.
It's sustainability for the win at Acne, where button-down shirts, denim jackets and logo tees uphold the standards of the Fair Wear Foundation; a non-profit that seeks to improve conditions for workers in the fashion industry and puts a spotlight on supply chain transparency. Meanwhile, at Boglioli traditional craftsmanship is always in vogue. A simple houndstooth, Prince of Wales or herringbone check is essential for your capsule wardrobe.
When it comes to outerwear, go big or go home. Make a beeline for Paul Smith, who makes a case for shearling and puffa coats, worker jackets and go-anywhere pea coats. Our thoughts? A roll-neck layered underneath is always a good idea. Double up by layering a light raincoat on top if you’re feeling adventurous (and seeking warmth). We love a Mackintosh coat for its attention to detail and utility finishes: cosy and contemporary.
SHOP MUST-HAVE WARDROBE UPGRADES:
TIGER OF SWEDEN Todd Single Breasted Blazer
TIGER OF SWEDEN Todd Slim Fit Trousers
A.P.C. Alex Half-Zip Sweater
A.P.C. Romain Shoulder Patch Sweater
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Hybrid Mid Rise Straight Leg Jeans
DOLCE & GABBANA Tapered Cargo Pants
GUCCI GG Contrast Stripe Sweatpants
ACNE STUDIOS Button-Down Long Sleeve Shirt
ACNE STUDIOS Circle Logo T-Shirt
ELEVENTY Roll Neck Wool Sweater
TIGER OF SWEDEN Gordon Formal Trousers
TIGER OF SWEDEN Henrie Jacket
BOGLIOLI Micro Houndstooth Weave Shirt
PAUL SMITH Long Sleeve Polo Shirt
BOGLIOLI Prince of Wales Check Shirt
GUCCI GG Jacquard Polo Shirt
TIGER OF SWEDEN Truane Polo Shirt
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