Friday is guy day: a timeless transition
As the seasons begin to change, we in turn start to think about updating our wardobes to suit the approaching trends and weather. In our second installment of posts on making the effortless ethical transition from summer to fall, Magnifeco explores the options on offer to all you conscious men out there in the run up to the Fashion Weeks in September.
Tailoring never fails to be huge on the catwalks every Autumn/Winter season, but far from being boring, each show throws up a great choice of trends that can be invested in now and worked for years to come. Brands such as Hermès and Acne were courting burgundy, navy and textures along with pops of leather and mustard yellows in accessories. This Edun Two Button Blazer is cut in an on-trend straight style and features slim-line lapels that makes it an easy piece to dress up or down.
However, if you want to invest in a suit that is unique to you, try A Suit That Fits. A British company inspired by the skills of Nepalese master tailors, they have formed a partnership that invests in their traditional skills and supports local schools there. Scout out heavier fabrics with subtle patterns or textures for tailoring that is breathable but warm.
Finish the look with these Timberland Earthkeepers® Stormbuck Oxford Shoes.
For a trend that can adapt effortlessly to any season, occasion and budget, look no further than Nordic. This far-reaching trend comprises of clean lines, statuesque shapes and earthy details in anything from knitwear to shoes. Start with a base of coloured chinos – these Chada Stretch Chinos from Howies add a touch of sport luxe while retaining a smart shape. To update and variate the look, contrast the traditional ice-blues and shearling edging seen in Salvatore Ferragamo’s recent collections with a rugged naval edge. Paul Smith injected some bright fluoro highlights into a predominantly navy and black palette, which is simple to do with a thick open knit jumper or cardigan over a pastel bright t-shirt that stays true to the clean and crisp Nordic base such as this this Lilac Hemp Shirt from Braintree Hemp.
Finally, the enduring heritage gent trend has been given an update this season with an explorer edge in the form of leather highlights, thick plaid and textured knits. Invest in premium dark denim, blue or black, and a good cable or fair isle knit cardigan as a practical and stylist base, then play with accessories and tops to add colour, texture and personality to your look. This fun Wolfpack T-Shirt from Rapanui is made from organic cotton in a low carbon and GM-free factory in England and printed with Phthalate-free inks. Be guided by a sense of adventure and curiosity by finishing your look with refined organic accessories and hardwearing fabrics like this Fluent Traveller duffle bag from Nau.
We also love these Zimbo boots from Oliberté, which are crafted from recycled rubber and vegetable-tanned leather that is a natural by-product of the livestock industry in Ethiopia.