“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.” – Hardy Amies
Simple, yet accurate, words from the legend himself. Stick to this “guide” and you’ll always be the one everybody talks about after leaving a room – for all the right reasons. Since it’s Father’s Day Month, we thought it’s as good time as any to look at which men’s fashion trends to stay atop of this cold season.
Class never goes out of style. And there are few things classier than a man in a suit, or even just correctly done, sophisticated smart-casual wear. And winter provides the perfect opportunity to show your sophisticated side. We know what you’re thinking: dressing good is hard work, but nothing could be further from the truth. John Craig has the best selection and wide variety of formal and semi-formal wear. If it is elegance you’re after, look no further. Their brands combine quality, attention to detail and affordability into a great product, that will make you a leader in trendsetting this season.
A good winter coat is essential. It’s the first thing people will notice about you so it needs to be on point. Coats can get pricey, but the great thing about them is you don’t really need more than one. Therefore, see it as an investment and don’t be afraid to splash a little. We’re anticipating that shearling coats will be one of THE trends for 2019. Truworths has a great selection of these, and other fine jackets to suit any man and any style. If you do go for the sheep wool, just make sure that the garments are made with sustainable methods (we put the green in Greenstone).
Good fashion starts from the ground up. And we’re being literal here. The rest of your outfit can be on as much point as humanly possible, but if the shoes don’t, uhm, walk the talk, you might as well throw it all in the bin. Boots are still in. While you’ll still get away with your Chukka’s and Chelsea’s, stylish hikers seem to be the next big trend. Depending on the outfit, sneakers also have their place in the winter sun, but if the occasion requires it, contemporary sneakers are the way to go. Luckily you can find all of these, and more, in one place – Tread and Miller. How nice of them?
No outfit is complete without rounding it off with accessories. And something no man should be without, no matter the season, is a watch. Finding a durable winter watch might be one of the last things on your “to do” list but, believe us, a quality timepiece can change your life. The general trend seems to be steering away from stainless-steel link watches, at least for the time being, towards leather, cloth or NATO style bands. Watches are incredibly personal, and while we have our own favourites, it’s better to get the perfect fit, size and style to suit your personal needs. So, get to American Swiss and let them sort you out. Timely.
Now that you look the part, you need to smell the part. The cooler it gets outside, the cozier your partner would want to get inside – it’s basic physics. So make sure they have a good reason to get close. Or at least, make sure that that there isn’t a reason for them not to. A versatile, attractive cologne is a must-have in every man’s collection and for this winter, we suggest something woody, warm and spicy. Drop by the Edgars beauty section, you know the one, and get something that will tick all the above-mentioned boxes as well as your partner’s heart. We suggest this from Tom Ford, this from BVLGARI and this by John Varvatos and Nick Jonas – don’t let the colab fool you, this is one amazing fragrance.