WORDS BY KEANU ADORABLE

Every man in Britain has, at some point in his life, been part of a team. Whether at school, in a club or perhaps through a sub-culture movement –Mods, Punks or Skaters – teams are part of modern tribal society, defined by a uniform and a dress code. It is how each team-member interprets these codes
to express individuality and personality that became the inspiration for Kent & Curwen’s Spring-Summer 2018 Collection.

Looking at images from past decades of Oxford and Cambridge sporting teams, Creative Director, Daniel Kearns and Business Partner, David Beckham were particularly interested in the way those gentlemen mixed items of clothing to make a sartorial statement. For inspiration they also explored archive
imagery from the 1948 Austerity Games in London, where British Olympians were required to provide their own kit, thereby defining their own national uniform, united by the Union Jack badge worn by all.

For this season, the brand took the traditional British summer dress codes and adapted to bring an edge to a gentleman’s wardrobe in the modern era. This is a collection of respectful yet re-imagined sportswear that blurs the boundary between old and new, worn with a British nonchalance. Oversized striped and brocaded Regatta Blazers in silk and cotton silk, badged with the 1926 Rose of England, is dressed down with a mismatching college scarf, tennis shorts, long striped socks and plimsolls or up with matching trousers, a frayed-edge cardigan and detachable collar shirt for a decadent, sporting take on deconstructed tailoring.

Cricketing attire, the foundation of the brand in the 20’s and 30’s, is referenced through a more creative lens. The cricket jumper is re-imagined and refashioned as a seasonal statement or presented as frayed-edged and lived-in like an old locker room favourite. Cricketing trousers morph into track-pants worn wide and long with tennis shoes for a decisively informal silhouette.

Shop the collection now at Kent & Curwen and Mr Porter

Words by Isaac Perry & Keanu Adorable

With all the festivities ahead, there’s no excuse not to have outfits for each occasion. Even though the weather has been really rough lately, (there’s snow though, that’s good right?!) you don’t have to just pick the thickest pieces of clothing from your wardrobe and put them all on without thought. Let us help you with some outfit ideas you can rock around the Christmas tree (or not).

Christmas Eve/Day

Topman Oversized Checkered Flannel

Flannel shirts are the perfect garment for a smart casual look, with them being incredibly comfortable yet looking the part and with this one only being £10, what are you waiting for?

Levi’s 511 Slim-Fit Tapered Jeans

A black pair of jeans is such a classic look which can be dressed up or not, we all know the quality that Levi’s is known for and these jeans definitely do not fall short.

Grenson Declan Chelsea Boots

The Declan boot is a perfect fit with our other picks, Grenson showcases some of the finest handmade boots in England, so don’t miss out on these beauties and all their other amazing selections.

Threadbare Fairisle Turtle Neck Christmas Jumper

 

For Christmas Eve we feel a smart casual look is perfect for whether you want to go out or stay in and enjoy a nice meal with your family, however, a Christmas jumper is a must have at this time of the year, with the largest option being found on ASOS. Who says Christmas jumpers have to be cringy?

Boxing Day

Zimmerli Silk Piped Pyjama Set

We’re an advocate of being cosy and staying in during Boxing Day, away from the masses of people trying to fight each other unnecessarily for items they could probably buy cheaper at any other point time of the year. This silk pyjama by Zimmerli is the perfect outfit to just relax, listen to some music and drink a hot beverage

New Years Eve

O’Keeffe Felix Suede Wingtip Brogues 

New years eve is a time of celebration, so if you want to look the part the classic brogue silhouette is the way to go, however, O’Keeffe offers colour variants rarely seen, with this product being a prime example, spice it up a little bit.

Jigsaw Italian Wool Cotton Single Pleated Trousers

A simple but quality pair of trousers is essential for every man’s wardrobe, with some of our favourites being from Jigsaw, these trousers are made from a cotton wool blend, with a relaxed silhouette, perfect for a smart evening.

Noose and Monkey Floral Shirt

A plain white shirt with a little something to set you apart from the crowd. Noose and Monkey offers a selection of shirts, which would all suit this outfit perfectly so why not go and take your pick.

Reiss Gable Wool-Blend Overcoat

The weather may not be beautiful but this piece is, and with the chilly winds and snow coming around you won’t be able to leave your house without a coat this Christmas, with the gable wool blend coat offering warmth along with a pinch style and class, something which Reiss continuously showcase.

Words by Isaac Perry & Keanu Adorable

Ah the Christmas season, tis’ the time for singing Christmas carols off tune, wearing ugly Christmas jumpers in the office and spoiling ourselves and our loved ones with food and gifts. Here at Clothes Make The Man, we always ensure that we give you the best choices for gifts for men, whether it be for you, your brother, dad, uncle, grandpa etc. We’ve made that job a bit easier by picking out or choices for the Ideal Christmas Gifts for Guys – at different price points!

Junya Watanabe x The North Face Hooded Shell Down Puffer Jacket

From what we have seen so far this season is going to be a cold one, so to keep you warm on those winter days this collaboration by renowned Japanese designer Junya Watanabe and outdoor company Northface is the perfect mixture; being style and keeping you warm with essential colours such as blue, green and black being available, it’s a wise investment we think!

Ted Baker Switzer Paisley Mulberry Silk Tie

For those smarter days, a tie never goes amiss. Ted Baker offers its own individual designs like this Paisley patterned tie along with many other colourways, paired with the correct suit they take the look to another level, you interested?

Tommy Hilfiger Cotton Cashmere Scarf Blend

The colder season has hit and will continue, the perfect accessory to add something to your look whilst keeping you toasty at the same time with this Tommy Hilfiger cotton cashmere scarfA perfect gift for those who feel the cold this Christmas (dad and grandad would appreciate this very well in our opinion), if paired with the red festive colour, what’s not to like?

Whistles Deconstructed Overcoat

We’re a firm believer that every man should have an overcoat in their wardrobe, and we think that this deconstructed overcoat from Whistles is a great choice to give someone who is need of a quality piece of garment. It can be worn over a suit to give an outfit an edge or wear with jeans and knitwear on weekends away or days off in the city.

Jigsaw Made In Scotland Beanie

In order to keep warm and battle the weather, you need to protect your noggin’, and we have the product just for that, with this snug and neat fitting beanie from Jigsaw made from 100% wool knitted by a Scottish mill renowned for its knitwear since 1845. With a unique brushed texture and thick ribbed contrast turn-up hem, wear with the matching scarf for a cosy winter look.

Miansai 18ct Gold Plated Screw Cuff Bracelet

Jewellery in men’s fashion is on the uprise, beginning to dominate the men’s accessories industry after taking a dip, they can complete a look, even make the look and a timeless piece such as the cuff bracelet you can never go wrong with, Miansai’s being one of our favourite picks for this Winter.

MICROSOFT – Xbox One X Console

What man wouldn’t want to find this sleek black number under his tree ? With 40% more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming with Microsoft’s Xbox One X. Blockbuster titles look great, run smoothly, and load quickly even on a 1080p screen. This console also works with all your Xbox One games and accessories as well as Xbox Live, the most advanced multiplayer network, giving you more ways to play. Games play better on Xbox One X !!!! Form an orderly queue gents.

Jameson Select Reserve

Ohhhhhh the weather forecasters are predicting a white Christmas and what bettering way to keep you warm than with a nice bottle of Jameson Select Reserve is a rich and luxurious premium Irish whiskey, made from a rare blend of small batch grain whiskey, not found in any other Jameson expression and single Irish pot still whiskey. A beautiful sipping whiskey, smooth and silky with a light vanilla note and a lovely light touch.

The award-winning Mr Porter is known for being one of the hot spots online for men’s fashion, showcasing an array styles and selling hundreds of leading international brands all on one site.

Dominating its market for the previous years, the brand has become incredibly well known within the industry, never letting us down, whether it be for advice on men’s fashion or the actual product available. However, the brand is now branching out in creating there very own clothing in the name of ‘Mr P’, with the first collection containing 53 pieces.

Within the collection you’ll be able to find timeless staple pieces which we all can appreciate, the collection offers everyday pieces including trousers, cashmere-blend overcoats as well as Oxford shirts just to name a few, all pieces with should be included in your wardrobe.

The brand will be releasing 5 limited edition capsules a year and with this being there first I’m sure if you aren’t already you will be excited for what is to come. Here’s a look at a few of our favourite pieces:

Wool-Blend Sweater

Comfy and stylish, this wool-blend sweater is based on a vintage fisherman’s design that was unearthed from private archives. This textural piece graduates from a herringbone weave to ribbing. Embrace the rustic feel and team it with brown or deep-green corduroy trousers.

Shearling-Trimmed Leather Aviator Jacket

We love leather and we also love a good aviator… This smooth leather aviator jacket is fitted with a detachable shearling collar that looks cool turned up against the cold. The full lining provides warmth and a bit of structure.

Houndstooth Virgin Wool Coat

This specific houndstooth overcoat is made with practicality and style in mind. It has a roomy fit that means you can comfortably slip it over a jacket, while the flashes of red will brighten up winter outfits. The unlined construction shows off the expert craftsmanship and as the fabric is double-faced, it looks just as good inside out. Horn buttons and handy flap pockets round things off nicely.

Ribbed Merino Wool Zip-Up Sweater

We love how the Mr. P collection offers the kind of timeless foundation pieces that are essential to every wardrobe. This zip-up sweater has been knitted in Italy from pliable five-gauge extra fine merino wool – it’s weighty enough to wear as a light jacket between seasons. You’ll find that the green shade works equally well with dark and light colours.

Slim-Fit Selvedge Denim Jeans

We love quality pieces, especially these Mr P jeans have been made in Okayama, Japan, from narrow-loom selvedge denim – the trim at the centre-back belt loop is a marker of the fabric’s quality. Detailed with contrasting tobacco stitching for an authentic finish, this indigo pair has a comfortable mid-rise waistband and tidy slim-fit shape. You’ll find that they mould to your frame as you break them in.

German Sports Brand Puma celebrates 50 years of the ‘Suede’ ushering in unique drops that represent the varied cultures that the iconic sneaker has been a significant part of – from music, fashion, street and pop culture. This month, the party kicks it with the B-Boy Pack.

It may have started as a warm-up shoe, but the Suede got busy off the court when hip-hop was born in the Bronx. Smooth suede, fly colourways and a rubber outsole for grip: an instant B-boy essential. The Suede danced in the streets and hit stages around the world, remixed by new school legends solidifying its status as certified fresh #ForAllTime.

To pay homage to B-boy culture, Puma introduces the B-Boy capsule pack that consists of PUMA Suedes, T7 Track Suits, Tees and Accessories in OG styles and colourways.

Guys, girls and kids can gear up in three colourways. Fellas can pick from Black, Flame Scarlet and Forrest Green-Peacoat. Fly girls can choose from Red Dahlia, Spiced Coral and Blue Indigo while kids can kick it in Black, Flame Scarlet and Forrest Green. All B-boy Suedes come with the trademark thick grippy rubber outsoles perfect for power moves in dance battles. Fat laces fastened by gold name-plate locks make these babies legit breaker material. The kicks arrive in a special edition Suede 50 shoebox with metallic gold details and branding.

To compliment the sneakers and make a bold statement, the pack comes with the iconic PUMA T7 Tracksuit in Black and Flame Scarlet with signature 7-inch stripe down the side. The Suede Name Plate and Laced Tee give serious hip-hop swag. A mean Bucket Hat, a stuntin’ staple Suede Cap and classy Suede Backpack make the B-boy uniform complete.

 

Get the B-Boy Suedes and gear at FootAsylum from November 16th.
Follow @PUMASportstyle for all Suede 50 updates and check #ForAllTime to keep up with the conversation.

 

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