The Buyer’s Guide to Spring 2015 – Thom Scherdel – TheIdleman.com

imageIn the overcrowded and highly competitive world of e-commerce, there’s a new kid on the block, cutting their way through the slings and arrows of the internet. The Idle Man was launched last year by Ex-Asos head of Menswear, Oliver Tezcan, he gathered together a young team of writers, designers and buyers that all have a collectively passion for, music, food and of course style. They are focused solely on menswear and vow they will only ever stock the brands that they love at pocket friendly prices. No bootcut jeans, no string vests or anything else the team wouldn’t wear is their promise to us and have established a community that aims to entertain and educate, not patronise or intimidate, music to my ears.

Thom Scherdel the Buyer over at the site is a brilliant example of this sterling team Tezcan has put together. Scherdel moved down from Louth in Lincolnshire at the age of 17 to attend, at that time, the newly founded Fashion Retail Academy, after graduating with flying colours and picking up the M&S Award for Endeavour (No I have no idea either). It was at Selfridges as a buyers assistant he started his career, then moving to TOPMAN where he spent three years buying external brands for the retailer. He then join The Idle Man back in August of last year as their Buyer. So without any further ado let’s see Thom top buys for Spring 2015.

imageImagine a white 501 with a modern tapered fit. The worlds favourite jean has been developed for a new generation and what better way to drive it home then in bright white. Its bold but looks fantastic how we’ve styled it with DM’s or a bright coloured pair of kicks.

imageWe’ve worked tirelessly to try and master the best suit for our customers. Simple single breasted one button fitted jacket with slimmed down peak lapels. The full suit is £80. You wont find a better one for that price.

imageA great alternative to the more common sportswear offerings. Etonic have all the same heritage but a more simplistic in their delivery. This Trans Am Suede is a nice rework of a classic and the grey suede is perfect for the pending sunshiiiiiine.

imageTime to move on from black skinny jeans…These Dickies 873 ‘slim’ pants are from their work wear collection and will instantly update your look for Spring. Keep it simple, wear with a XXL printed t-shirt and embrace the comfort and space.

imageNicce have managed to strike the right balance of being a logo brand and also having an amazing cut and sew collection. This sweat is a perfect example of the harmonious balance. Bit 90’s, bit contemporary, it’s a winner.

imageFancy a project for the summer, buy this Nudie 12.07oz dry raw denim jacket and wear the f*ck out of it and you will be amazed at the brand new jacket you have by the end of it. Nudie is made to be worn out, trust me this is the gift that keeps on giving.

imageI don’t need to tell you what these are, you know what they are. I am merely telling you the time is now…bonus points if you can pair with some Karl Kani.

imageEastpak have just delivered some great colour ways on their classic Padded Pak’r Backpacks. This charcoal and suede combo is my favourite, its been around since 1976 so they are doing something right.

imageI’m not trying to tell you check shirts are back, hopefully they’re not. But this one is a nice nod to our grungy inner selves. Wear open, closed or tied round your waste.

imageFixies are a bit contrived lets be honest, the future is gears. We’ve teamed up with Foffa to offer you the best of their selection, This 7 Speed Black Nexus is a perfect city bike and if you buy it from us you get a £50 voucher to spend on clothes to wear whilst riding said bike. Sorted.

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