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7 Jan

The current temperatures may be at an all time low but this is winter so what did you expect. I love winter; excluding being confined to my apartment to workout. I refuse to enter any gym this time of year with the rest of the delusional slackers getting a head start on their failed resolutions attempts.

During these tough times motivation is needed to keep my waist and taste in check and what other way to ‘thinpsire’ than FASHION?! It’s Menswear Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week starting with the London Men Collections. Here are my most savored collections from day one.

Jonathan Saunders FW14
The true definition of retro is what Jonathan Saunders managed to define exquisitely with this presentation. Sticking with the oversize on top and slim on bottom silhouette currently worn there are a great use of prints, bold colors and strong lines the will keep any guy from becoming bored with the stale color palate of fall/winter. I enjoy the 1970’s dandy appeal you can see the current male street styles impression on this collection.

Lee Roach FW14
Lee Roach had a very spring/summer-13 Parisian influences to it. Slick, risque and an institutional edge is what I got from this show. I like the idea of dressy menswear without collars but I see it for spring more so than fall. However, the shoes are amazing!

Lou Dalton_FW14
The brilliance of Lou Dalton runway show is that his collection is modern, vintage and cool all at the same time while being warm (what you hope your winter clothes to be during winter.) The corduroy, shearling jackets, cable knits and bleach denim is what guys are wearing now very thrifted London male in the 70’s…do we see a trend?

Mathew Miller
Mathew Miller showed a monochromatic collection for fall/winter which at first glance seem like a repetitive concept of suicidal rocker but further viewing the collection you see the detail and intricate creations of some rather dope alternative clothing. The lone hunter green jacket stole the show but I am definitely a fan of the patchwork pants and minimalist shoes.

Richard Nicoll FW14
Richard Nicoll just can’t fail me! Every season he stays true to his fun romantic aesthetic but consistently brings something new. Another retro collection with the 70’s-esque ruffled tuxedo shirt and vibrant color scheme was pair ingeniously with crop pants and fantastic shoes. To know me is to know I am obsessed with outerwear and Richard has satisfied my coat/jacket fix for next year each coat is amazing in color, scale and textile! What don’t I have to eat to get those iridescent gold slacks?!

TopMan FW14
Wet is the running theme of the TopMan show. The clothier knows how to please every male’s style of dress while keeping to one overall look. London is known for its constant rain and TopMan has got them covered, literally. With a wide rang of coats, sweaters and blazers you can see why the fast fashion retailer keeps winning. You can see the British heritage running throughout the collection a very dark creepy sinister feel that manage to still be luxe and provocative.

Xander Zhou
Chinese designer Xander Zhou always plays with fit and proportion with his collections and this show wasn’t an exception. A very whimsical Oriental theme with fur shoes, warps and comical coat I see many men’s fashion forward guy taking from this collection from skiers to hipsters even sartorialists.


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