For shirts, size up. I generally buy shirts that are two sizes bigger than I should wear because I prefer the fit. I like to roll the sleeves and tuck in but without it looking too fitted. I prefer an open-neck shirt, whether that be crisp poplin, relaxed linen or something more special in silk for an evening out. I couldn’t talk about shirts without focusing on Charvet. It makes the best shirts for a timeless appeal.
Follow stylish people, not trends. By this I mean look outside of fashion. Gain inspiration from music stars and artists and other talented people for a more eclectic take.
Trainers are a solid staple. I am so excited by the new Adidas X Wales Bonner drop. Grace Wales Bonner is one of the leading voices in menswear fashion at the moment. She references her heritage in a really authentic and tangible way in her collections. I'd wear mine with tailored trousers or a suit for a cool and contemporary take – you can really dress these up or down. My key aim when shopping for trainers is to look for something that’s sophisticated and won’t date.
Dress with a high/low attitude. Elevating your wardrobe is all about the finishing touches. This is so relevant with fine jewellery, which can transform a more casual look. More and more men are focusing on bracelets to accompany a killer timepiece. With jewellery you can either wear one or two signature pieces or change it often, matching different pieces with different outfits or layering several pieces together at once.
Add a pair of sunglasses to finish your look. A transparent frame can offer a more casual approach to a sophisticated office look, while also sharpening up a weekend outfit for cooler walks in the park. Our customers are still favouring D-shaped lenses as the traditional shape balances out the more fashionable frame, which lends a softer silhouette to the face. Look to Jacques Marie Mage for sophisticated and intricate design mixed with fun playful finishes and lenses. Personally, I’m also loving larger silhouettes, cat-eye frames – large structures that make easy statement pieces to emphasise any look.