This is a first for me boys and girls... A menswear post.
I shall explain my reasoning. This month i've been doing a bit of freelancing for a couple of magazines and, alongside the ever comforting womenswear, I have also been heading up a couple of male fashion pages, hence my newfound fondness for all things menswear.
It's all rather interesting and I really do not see any excuse why you boys shouldn't embrace all things fashion, for there are some amazing brands out there.
Yes, the time has come, I have now decided not only to write incessantly about womenswear, pretending I know what i'm on about, but I shall now do the same for menswear.
Ain't you in for a treat?
This week has been pretty much press day mania, but my standout had to be the Liberty London press day on Thursday, both for men and women.
If you fancy, you can check out my girls post here, as this one for the boys.
One thing that really stood out for me was the abundance of luxurious jersey sweatshirts, which appears to be a big menswear trend for AW13. The Carven menswear collection was not really one I was particularly familiar with, but I really did fall for their black quilted pieces for adding a little textural interest to a classic sweater and drainpipe jeans combo.
As with womenswear, varsity jackets and bomber jackets are going to be a big trend for AW13. This A.P.C leather combo jacket is such a great staple which would look absolutely great with a bang-on trend geometric print tee, slim fit jeans and smart shoes or Chelsea style boots.
I love the A.P.C menswear collections which you can check out here for some inspiration. Those French boys sure do know how to dress.
Quilting was another massive trend for Liberty AW13, and this Carven sweater is a great way to tap into the trend.
For something a little more high fashion, Liberty also had some fabulous printed puffa jackets which could look really stylish with a simple fine-knit sweater and slim fit pants.
Zany prints are big this season and it looks the same is true for for AW13. In knitwear, sweatshirts, tees and coats, geometric prints are a great way to add a touch of high fashion to a more casual outfit.
If you're not one to accessories much, ease in with a cool scarf in a warm, stylish shade. For Winter I love this Liberty scarf in rust red with chevron threading.
Try a print or something really chunky for a cool look and pair with a tailored jacket, slim fit jeans and fine knits.
Though bold prints are going to be huge for Autumn, it looks like slick panelling and easy stripes are sticking around. These chunky sweaters are a case in point, but this could also be seen on textural coats and leather striped tees.