Denim is fast overtaking chinos as our go-to casual trouser choice especially as we move into the colder months and are after something a little more hard wearing and rugged, and it seems like you guys agree, as when we hit the street of Birmingham in search of the city’s most stylish we spotted a lot of seriously good jeans!
One of the latest trends is for super skinny jeans. They’re not for the faint hearted but this look shows just how cool and casual you can make them look with a simple striped tee, nice autumn jacket and suede desert boots.
On the other end of the spectrum are relaxed fit jeans. Some ‘fashionistas’ will try and tell you these aren’t on trend anymore but we say ‘hell yeh they are!’ If you feel comfortable in a baggier jean then embrace it! These jeans look awesome, especially teamed with a modern printed tee and trendy parka. This stylish lad has put those baggy jean critics firmly in their place!
For day to day when you’re rocking your casual attire a pair of vinage washed slim or skinny jeans will be your best friend. You can throw these on with almost everything, but we especially liked this laid back and simple khaki jacket and plain tee combo. Sometimes it’s best not to over think your casual denim look.
And talking of classic combos we recon this skinny black jean and autumn knit dream team is a real winner. They go together like chips and gravy! There’s attention to detail with a flecked yarn to the intricate textured sweater and the jeans look neat and pristine (not colour faded and greyed).
Finally, the dark/ indigo wash slim jean. If you don’t have a pair (or three) of these then sort that out right away! This look shows how you can dress this denim style down to give a really street, relaxed weekend look, but you can just as easily add a shirt, knit, blazer and brogues and have a completely different feel. This pair of denims is as versatile as it gets so stock up on this style.
Pick your perfect pair with the help of our denim guide.
There’s no disputing the fact that checked shirts are still bang on trend for this autumn/winter. We hit the streets to snap some of Birmingham’s most stylish chaps, and guess what? The checked shirt was a style staple for loads of these lads.
You can toughen up a checked shirt with a rebellious leather jacket for a hint of the rocker look, this is best teamed with some black jeans, let the shirt do the talking!
Teaming your checked shirt with some sturdy boots, rolled up jeans and a beanie instantly gives you that hip and rugged urban explorer look. It’s a careful balance between 70s outdoors and East London trendies and looks very modern. Want to take it a step further? Grow yourself a Billy Huxley style beard to boot!
If you’re enjoying the varsity and sportswear renaissance and don’t want to be without your cool new running shoes and sporty sweatshirt then don’t fear. This is a great example of how a checked shirt can really work within the varsity trend! This is a seriously cool look.
Finally, here’s a fail safe look that’s perfect for the weekend. Chinos – style staple which you all should own, plain tee – stick to grey, white or black if you’re unsure and wear under your checked shirt, denim jacket – simple, stylish and bang on trend. This look is a great way to introduce a checked shirt into your existing wardrobe.
Right now we have 2 checked shirts for £30 so you can make sure you’re never without this season’s most wanted item!
We hit the streets to see what all the stylish blokes of London are wearing at the mo. Do you know what we noticed? A LOT of guys rocking blazers, and looking darn cool whilst they did it!
These chaps are proving that a tweed blazer is no longer the relic of yesteryear only to be worn by your old maths teacher, oh no! A tweed blazer is bang on trend this autumn and we can’t get enough of them either.
An alternative to going tweed is to wear a slim fitting suit jacket, the look in the middle will do nicely for dress down Friday, ensuring you look suave from office to boozer.
All our blazers are just £60 at the moment so hotfoot it over and browse our blazers to make sure your look is on point this season.
On Tuesday some of the team from Burton headed down to the final day of shows at London Collections: Men to snap the stylish men of the fashion and journalism world who were enjoying London’s growing men’s fashion week.
Here’s our ‘who’s who’ of some of the stylish show goers we spotted on the final day:
Dan Rookwood – Style Director at Men’s Health
Darren Kennedy – TV Presenter and Fashion Writer
Darren looks super smart in this grey suit and white shirt combo. We love that he’s added some personality to his look with a velvet bow tie, patterned pocket square and wild animal print desert boots. Great look Darren!
Martell Campbell – Menswear Writer
Every time we see Martell he looks so stylish. What attention to detail – this chap knows how to add accessories to turn a classic look into something next level! Martell’s hat is great for summer and we’re loving his monk strap shoes and polka dot pocket square too.
Kenny Ho – Stylish and London Editor at thefashionisto.com
Kenny is really working his chinos well for summer. Teaming them with a bold blazer and a crisp white shirt looks effortlessly stylish. He’s kept it simple with a great pair of brogues, classic aviators and a leather belt. This is a great, clean look for summer chaps!
Nick Byam – Fashion Writer for Attitude Magazine
Nick’s really nailed this look with a great pair of super skinny jeans, a classic white tee and a really statement, bright red varsity jacket. Here’s a Men’s Fashion Week outfit that you can certainly wear everyday.
Check out Nick on Twitter @iilovenick
We noticed two firm camps amongst the men’s fashion industry insiders; the dapper, formal chaps who don snappy suits with all the trimmings including pocket squares, ties, cufflinks and the rest! Then there is the more streetwear and casual group who rock awesome denim with varsity tops and jackets, fresh trainers and cool printed shirts and tees. Choose your camp guys, and start channelling your inner fashionista.