Menswear Tutorials

Essential Wardrobe Refresh…

A new year means it is time to freshen up, starting with the wardrobe. Hopefully, you’ve already read my ‘Wardrobe Essentials‘ post, covering the hero items every man needs. Now it’s time to build on top of these staple styles and inject some new texture and colours for the year ahead!

The Tailored Jacket

The jacket gets an update for Spring. Opt for a pattern – Polka dot, pinstripe or checked to add a statement to the most simple of outfits. With wedding season right around the corner this will be your new best friend. This double-breasted style from Reiss is pure perfection, crafted from Wool and Silk elevating the jacket to the next level of luxury.

Reiss Calcium B Navy Wool Silk Double Breasted Suit Jacket Blazer Polka Dot

The Overcoat

This hero style remains just as relevant in Spring as it did in Autumn and Winter. The Spring can still be pretty darn cold so opt for a warm shade. This APC style in Burgundy will look suitably sharp when teamed with a chambray shirt, cropped trousers and a pair of well-polished boots.

A.P.C APC Wool Blend Overcoat Burgundy Menswear Mens Coat SS16

The Bomber

Graduating from utilitarian classic to menswear essential, this knitted style from Whistles will add texture to those off-duty looks. Wear with a grey crew neck t-shirt and navy chino’s for maximum Scandinavian vibes.

Whistles Textured Knitted Bomber Jacket SS16 Menswear Mens Fashion

The Trousers

Bending the rules of formality, AllSaints strike again with these wool blend trousers. The two tone check will work with both smart and casual outfits ensuring maximum wear this season.

AllSaints Decatur Trousers Menswear Mens Formal Suit Crop SS16 Boy in Breton Blog

The Sweatshirt

Oliver Spencer’s ‘Lima’ sweatshirt is crafted from double-layered cotton-blend jersey that’s stitched to create a quilted pattern. The perfect brother to your grey sweatshirt.

Oliver Spencer Lima Stitch Quilt Jumper Sweatshirt Menswear Blog Fashion Boy in Breton

The Basic T-shirt

Your crew neck tees have probably had quite a work out over the last season or so. Refresh by adding a couple of Henley t-shirts into the mix. This style looks great when worn on its own or layered under a cardigan.

Sunspel Henley Tshirt White England Fashion Menswear Blogger Boy in Breton

The Bag

This tumbled leather tote has a structured design that’s outfitted with multiple interior pockets for storing your essentials. Tan is classically seen as the leather of choice for the Spring and Summer months – be sure to protect from the April showers with a good leather protector.

Polo Ralph Lauren Tumbled Leather Zip Tote Man Bag Mens Bag Menswear Blogger Lifestyle Blog Boy in Breton

The Trainers

The Superstars and Stan Smiths from Adidas will work with pretty every piece in your wardrobe. This pair in waxed leather are perfect for braving those wet and windy days without compromising on style.

Adidas Originals Superstar Waxed Leather Trainers S79470







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