Thursday 11th Jun 15
I-AM welcomed the great and the good for an evening of men’s fashion and lifestyle last week with top-billing going to Esquire Senior Style Editor, Teo Van Den Broeke. Presenting the latest trends for men, along with a breakdown of how to shop and wear the right product, Teo was also on hand to chat through his own personal favourite pieces. Find the Top Tips here.
We all know that men are becoming a little bit more self-conscious about their get-ups and a tad fussy about their general appearance. Following our I-AM Sessions super-talk from Esquire’s Senior Style Editor, Teo Van Den Broeke, we have our top-tips for Men this season. Read and learn…
Dressing to compliment your shape
The days of men buying clothes based on their favourite colour and comfort are gone. Try on clothes that fit and compliment your body shape. For example, tailored silhouettes for taller, slim men and avoiding any fitted T-shirts and skinny jeans at all costs for the shorter and more portly.
Talk to store staff when trying clothes on for advice and remember you must try on the clothes and not rush a purchase!
This has been a hit for a while now for those in the know, but it’s a great way to look effortlessly cool and to make a more formal attire less ‘in your face’.
Partner T-shirts with open shirts; add a cashmere knit over a shirt (tie optional) with a jacket and feel free to combine the hoodie underneath a leather biker jacket.
This element can be the perfect finishing touch to a casual look with faded denim, avoiding the square shouldered formal aesthetic. Soft tailoring compliments the natural contours of the body and can be worn with a simple plain T-shirt, collarless shirt or polo and with denim jeans or tailoring.
Not the nicest of terminology, but a rising trend all the same. Luxury sport inspired garments allow for a comfortably cool aesthetic. High-end sweat pants and shirts can be partnered with soft tailoring and simple white trainers – green and white Stan Smiths required
Combining different textures and fabrics creates a dynamic that befits both a casual and more formal look but with an effortless charm. Soft cotton, breathable pique and linens are perfect for the summer months and can be layered with delicate Merino wools and cashmere
The Shirt Jacket
Available in an eclectic mix of fabrics, this product captures the masculine features of a buttoned-up denim jacket but with a softer more intricate look and feel. To be worn with denim jeans or tailored trousers, the shirt jacket is featured across the seasonal suede trend for the ultimate style.
Buying suits off the rail
Is absolutely fine, but unless you’re extremely lucky, it won’t fit correctly. This is where the local tailor cannot be underestimated. Take your new suit and have it pinned, then in a week or so you have a fabulous bespoke suit made for you.