It’s always nice when fashion harmonises with function. A/W ’18 is sure to be the season where elasticised laces and tough-tread soles are going to be stacked high in the high street retailer front windows. Walk through the Brecon Beacons and get the knowing nod off other masters of style. The brass hooks and high arches will make you feel sturdy and safe even if you are just doing the school run or popping to the offy.
This is a trend that swings in and out of mens’ fashion but currently its looking like its here to stay. Most obvious choice here is shirts and trousers, making you look like a grunge band bassist or Rupert the Bear. Or both, if that’s your vibe. Either way experiment with other places to whack a check pattern on an accessory like your belts or hats; something that pops up, adds some colour and settles back down again.
This is more of a vibe than a specific item/fabric/colour but think about the men in old cowboy films: Perpetually lonesome, always at the end of a dusty trail but more often than not wearing some pretty cool shirts. Don’t worry about the piping and embroidery around the chest area being too much, it’s all about confidence. The heavy suedes and denims will keep the winter chill out and you’ll look real cool when you try out the bucking bronco after one too many sarsaparillas.
What do you do when a coat is too much to handle? You wrap that mother up and bisect yourself right through the midriff. As winter sets in you may want to invest in a new coat and rather than relying on buttons or zips, don’t be afraid to master your outerwear with a big belt. It enhances your silhouette; if you have a silhouette you’d like to enhance, so don’t be afraid to belt up this winter.
Not a colour we ordinarily associate with flair and yet this autumn the colour of the lowest priced properties on the Monopoly board takes centre stage. Shades of taupe and chocolate have not been left in the 1970’s and provide a refreshing relief to the workload of the monochrome palette which has always dominated fashion this time of year. Camouflage yourself the colour of wilting foliage and make brown great again.