Ok so I’m no men’s fashion expert. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about menswear trends, or which designers are the ones to look at, and I don’t have the first idea on tailoring or the cut of a suit. But what I do know is what I like to look at, and therefore I have scoured the internet the past few days searching for items that I’d love to purchase for Joseph in order to bring you a kind of ‘mens fashion for spring’ / ‘spring style crushes menswear edition’ post.
My taste in menswear is similar to my taste in womenswear – in other words I’m a huge fan of everything, well, black or monochrome. I’m also a huge supporter of suits, tuxes and any kind of tailored smart clothing. I don’t know what it is about seeing my man in a suit that gets my heart beating a little faster, but lets just say the weeks in October we spent at the BFI Festival walking the red carpet together were some of my favourites from the entirety of 2016.
Day to day, Joseph tends to keep it quite cool and casual, usually favouring the timeless jeans and t-shirt/sweater combination and I love this relaxed combination, therefore I’ve linked below some of my favourites from the ASOS website that for me completely encapsulate this laid-back vibe (and that I’d totally like to steal because we all know wearing our boyfriend’s sweaters and t-shirts is preferable to wearing our own…)
When it comes to casual wear, you can never go wrong with a good pair of skinny jeans or joggers. Admittedly, joggers aren’t appropriate dress for every occasion, but if you’re going to embrace them perhaps consider ‘biker style’ joggers with zips and patches such as these from Pull & Bear to add a bit of edge to your outfit, or these camo print alternatives to break up the monochrome. If the dress code is clamouring for something a little more traditional however, I always love the classic ripped skinny jean, and these New Look ones are definitely doing the job at £34.99.
As I mentioned above, I’m a huge advocate for men’s suits and formal wear – for me it has the same kind of effect that I imagine a woman in nice lingerie does for a man (soz TMI) and it doesn’t come much better than a well tailored black suit. However I do also think that a lot of the magic is in the outerwear – what better way to jazz up a suit than with a gorgeous overcoat, trench coat or jacket? Not only does it add an extra smart vibe to the outfit, it can also act as a statement piece to break up the colour block of a suit.
Let me know what you think of the pieces I’ve chosen – I always think it’s harder to choose for the opposite sex so I think it’s a fun challenge to try!
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This post is in collaboration with Aquascutum but all opinions are my own.