This week we have a London Collections: Men’s Street Style special. LC:M SS15, which ran from 15 – 17 June, displayed some of the most versatile men’s style, which focused heavily on tailoring. Hats were a staple piece this season, from fedoras to Panamas; which proved to be a popular trend among both older and younger men.
Vintage style is back with a vengeance. Although the majority of men were suited and booted, they added some extra flare by adding vintage pieces to their outfit and stepping away from the high street.
Bright colours have made a big return, confirming that summer is most definitely here! From neon floral coats to green suits, the men at LC:M sure showed their confidence in colour coordination via their accessories, such as pocket scarves, hats and socks.
Overall, the street style at LC:M has presented some of the most interesting and inspiring outfit combinations. The guys on the streets of London sure do know a thing about style. As Jimmy Choo demonstrated at his presentation that week – less is most definitely more.
We can see 70’s fashion making a big return this season, which was displayed beautifully at the Topman show with pieces inspired by none other than Jimi Hendrix and Liam Gallagher.
The 90’s is here to stay for the time being with men rocking Buffalos, inflatable backpacks and colour blocking. Big, bold prints take us right back to the Spice Girls period, which was seen on the catwalk by the amazing Jeremy Scott’s first menswear collection for Moschino.
To tie in with the occasion our question this week was, Do you think there is a wide enough variety of menswear on the high street?
Omiri wears: hat – vintage; blazer – vintage; shirt & tie – Burton; trousers – Tommy Hilfiger
“I think it’s become a lot better over the years with the addition of things such as London Collections. It really helps to boost the versatility of stuff on the high street, especially in places like Topman and River Island.”
Occupation: Dancer Teacher/8DIX Ambassador
Kevin wears: tracksuit – 8DIX; cap – Starter
“From what I’ve seen today most people are wearing smart shoes like loafers and brogues so I’m not sure if there’s enough variety or if people even realise the variety that already is out there.”
Name: Sava Ionut Daniel
Occupation: PR manager at Florian Dobre
Sava wears: suit & tie – Florin Dobre; shoes – Dior
“Fashion changes from season to season and the high street keeps up with that to suit the mass market.”
Name: Jay Xyxx
Occupation: Stylist & Personal Shopper
Jay Xyxx wears: blazer- Bayeux; shirt – Topman; jeans – Topman; hat – Madhatter; scarf – Versace (vintage); sunglasses – Brick Lane
“Ooh…good question. There is, but the creativity in womenswear is absolutely killing it at the moment, there’s a lot more versatility for women. However it’s definitely developing in menswear.”
Name: Shaun Gordon
Occupation: Menswear Designer
Shaun wears: hat – Panama Hat Company; blazer – vintage; trousers – vintage; tie – Shaun Gordon Ties; waistcoat – Steve Bearl; pocket square – vintage; shoes – vintage
“It’s definitely getting a lot better as you have your casuals and your tailoring. There’s a lot of choice within those categories. Some of the suits I’ve seen today have been outstandingly beautiful, but at the end of the day most men today are wearing suits so there isn’t that much versatility in that sense – but the design and the creativity behind it is definitely improving.”
Chris wears: coat – Dent da Man; shirt – Cos; trousers – Paul Smith; shoes – Paul Smith
“Good question. I’m not too familiar with that’s on the high street at the moment but I do know there’s a wide enough variety overall which luckily does get filtered down to the high street shops. But, men in England are becoming more savvy with what’s available to them so the high street gives them that easy access.”
Name: Oliver Chesire
Oliver wears: suit – M&S; tshirt – Reiss; shoes – Russell & Bromley
“Yes – if you look in the right places. If you’re selling to a mass market like certain brands do, you’ll stock what you know is going to sell, but if you go places like Brick Lane and Dover Street Market you’ll find a lot more variety.”
Occupation: PR Manager at River Island
Michael wears: suit & waistcoat – River Island; shoes – Oliver Sweeney
“In recent years there hasn’t been, but we went through a really tailored phase. However there is a lot of variety with the suits on the high street, but most people opt for vintage anyway so it shows people aren’t getting what they want on the high street.”
Occupation: 8DIX Ambassodor
Jason wears: tshirt, jumper & jeans – 8DIX
“Yeah, people are wearing a lot more vintage stuff now so the high street seems to be keeping up with what’s in fashion. ”
Photography: Yana Davydova @ydavydova
Words: Ella @ellaviolettta