As all the time, the recent London Collections: Men event offered an insight into what we’ll all be clamouring after come next year. However simply as essential as dissecting what went down the runway is taking a look at what the menswear elite selected to wear off of it.
With this in mind, we bring you our ten favorite street style looks from the event, within the hope of inspiring a number of your personal outfits this season.
1. David Gandy
Does this guy ever not look dapper?
International male model and LC:M ambassador David Gandy proved that he doesn’t need to wear a suit to look elegant, with this sophisticated suede bomber jacket and white T-shirt combination certainly one of our favorite looks from the whole weekend.
2. Jim Chapman
Also embracing suede outerwear (a key trend both on and off the runway) was YouTube star and certainly one of our 5 Best-Dressed Men In Fashion, Jim Chapman, who sported a deep tan jacket in a barely more casual yet equally chic way.
The 27-year-old paired his version with an all-black ensemble and chunky brogues, leaving his statement piece to do all of the talking.
Denim has gone deluxe this summer, with jean jackets turning into a coveted piece for men of all ages.
This trendy gent hits all the best notes with his dark wash version, pairing it with well-cut neutral chinos, a pointy white shirt and double monks (worn sockless) for a look that effortlessly straddles the road between casual and formal.
The cuff peeking out of the jacket is a pleasant touch that shows he’s a person that pays attention to the small print.
4. Tinie Tempah
One other LC:M ambassador in our line-up, Tinie Tempah is all the time on top type in terms of style.
The London-born rapper embraced the dressed-down tailoring trend at this season’s LC:M, matching a classic navy blue suit with a pair of minimal gray leather trainers.
Add a plain T-shirt and a pair of dark sunglasses into the combination and you have got a slick, modern ensemble that’s ideal for smart-casual occasions.
It is official: the double-breasted suit is back.
For summer we’re leaning towards soft-colored, light-weight choices for a barely more relaxed feel, with the double-button front bringing a retro touch to modern tailoring.
Pair it with a plain T-shirt and classic brown leather shoes like this fashion-forward fellow for a contemporary tackle an old-faculty aesthetic.
This look is urban simplicity at its finest.
The monochrome palette, minimal branding and clean silhouette keep this ensemble feeling luxe and trendy, while subtle streetwear influences come through within the baseball cap and black hi-tops.
7. Oliver Cheshire
Yet one more suede jacket, this time courtesy of British model Oliver Cheshire.
Cheshire anchored his bright yellow version with pared-back staples – light gray trousers, brown brogues and a crisp white shirt – permitting it to take centre stage.
Note the Cuban collar on the shirt and lack of a belt – two small details that make all of the distinction.
Graphic prints were a key trend at LC:M, with labels from Christopher Raeburn to Burberry Prorsum sending a wide selection of motifs down the runways.
This stylish guy clearly got the memo early, pairing this eye-catching sweatshirt with relaxed trousers and a luxe baseball cap for an urban look with an inventive edge.
9. Matthew Zorpas
Matthew Zorpas, aka The Gentleman Blogger, is aware of the way to make a press release, with these striking striped trousers capturing the eye of each street style photographer on the event.
Despite straying barely from his usual buttoned-up aesthetic, Zorpas’ relaxed ensemble worked perfectly because of the plain black Henley and suave slippers, keeping the look true to his inner British gent.
Among the many sharp suits and streetwear ensembles we have come to expect from LC:M we spotted this trendy utilitarian look, with sensible workwear pieces cleverly styled to create a person outfit with real character.
It is the finer details that make this outfit: the relaxed-leg selvedge jeans have been given a healthy flip-up, the rugged motorbike jacket has been left barely open and belted nonchalantly across the waist, an additional shirt button has been left undone, while the neckerchief brings interest and personality.