Friday, 30 January 2015

Are flares back in menswear? (Oh no!)


According to the article on Guardian yes, they are back! The latest menswear shows in Paris and Milan confirm the return of the 1970s style to the catwalk but will it work for 2015? Not that sure!
Urban gents and moto-inspired menswear won’t be happy with this new trend-to-be. Neither the minimal lovers. 

70’s have always been an idol for style but mostly in womenswear. Let’s hope that moustaches won’t come back either!

The only thing I like about modernized 70’s look on menswear is the oversized trend, which we only see for coats. Not flared… Only oversized. 



The Paris shows, which finish this weekend, saw an uptake of the wider trouser. Raf Simons – a designer influenced by street culture – and Valentino, a brand more at home in European mansions, don’t usually have much in common, but both are behind the flares trend. Simons’s came tight on the leg, pooling in volume over round sneakers. Valentino’s were looser and worn with neat blouson jackets. St Laurent’s show, a hot ticket in Paris on Sunday night , is likely to get behind the trend. Its creative director, Hedi Slimane, is always partial to a rock ’n’ roll reference. (Quoted: Guardian)

If you ask me; wider trouser legs are fine. Volume in shoes is ok. Rock-n-Roll look is good too. Hats are always acceptable. But tight on the top part & flared on the bottom part trousers or jeans for men are not. Silky blouse… Oh god please no!

It was Gucci’s show in Milan on Monday that really hailed flares as the new shape. While its creative director, Alessandro Michele, was yet to be officially installed as Frida Giannini’s replacement, he oversaw the design team’s edgy collection of androgynous 70s-influenced separates. The first model sent out on the catwalk signalled a sea change. Long-haired and slim, he wore a red pussybow blouse, sandals and high-waisted flares. (Quoted: Guardian)

“It’s a shape that’s been pushed by more progressive designers, and we’ve certainly seen it being adopted by the style set in London,” said Damien Paul, head of menswear at matchesfashion.com. “I’m curious to see whether other men will respond to it.” He’s not the only one. (Quoted: Guardian)

I blame American Hustle for this!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

TOP 10 T-Shirt List


Less is more and best is the simplest. It's cliche but true. My favourite effortless look for men is pair of jeans and a t-shirt. That's it. Of course you must cool boots and a jacket ow even a beanie but let's go step by step. :)

It's simple, casual, and cool! 
The eye of Kenzo is my number 1 and G-Star and Diesel is two of the best brands when it somes ro street fashion and urban guys. 

Here is my TOP 10 T-shirts pick for you to mix and match with your favourite jeans to get the best urban look.





ETO Jeans UK

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

TOP 3 Men's Fashion Blog Posts of 2014

The first month of 2015 is about to end. I've realized that I haven't done the 'best of' list :)
Here is the TOP 3 (most clicked) posts from TrendHimUK in 2014.


Appereantly January is my lucky month! :)
Enjoy,




Monday, 19 January 2015

Notes on Milan FW: 1 expected, 1 surprise

Expected: John Varvatos. √



Bringing Central Park on the runway Milan, John Varvatos proposed an edgy collection with sophisticated rock-n-roll sensibility.

I was sure that John Varvatos would make a great runway show and they did. I love everything about it. The designs, the concept, the details… Perfect for urban and cool guys s always. The palette of colors gives the sense of autumn perfectly. Military khaki is the signature of the brand. The warm chocolate colour seems so romantic to me. On the other hand leather makes it a though guy look which always work for women. J 
John Varvatos mas is a man with a great fashion sense in slim cut trousers and large and sometimes oversized coats.



Surprise: Fendi




I don’t know why but I have never seen Fendi as a cool guy’s brand. The runway in Milan made me swallow my words though…
I was amazed by the fabrics, which turned out a playful one. According to nowfashion.com – exact quote ‘Pinstripes were actually laser-cut three dimensional additions. What looked like corduroy was actually leather or sheepskin. While leather and suede melded into one on a bag, or the top of a wool sweater would finish in fur.’

Patchworks on coats and bag as accessories created a cool and well-designed look for men. Oversized coats appear on Fendi’s show too which I like a lot. It was also like 50 shades of brown, which was suitable for an autumn look as it was in John Varvatos show. Chunky scarves and more casual looks stole my heart. Here is my favorite one... Oh, the coat!...


Timex

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

SPOTTED & INSPIRED: Cable Knit Shawl Collar Jumper


SPOTTED & INSPIRED
Adam Gallagher sporting Nautica Cable Knit Shawl Collar Jumper & Plaid Button Down.




I have always been a big fan for Shawl Collars and always hated turtle neck jumpers. So today's style advice is inspired by Adam Gallagher's street look and his Nautica jumper.

It's one of the must useful garment. You can wear it at work, on weekends, for bars, restaurants, and for any casual occasions. Just wear a shirt inside, throw a blazer over the jumper and layer shawl collar over the blazer. Here is the key of art of layering! :)

It's cool, it's warm, and it's an wardrobe essential!