I was borderline to having a flight of fancy whilst proverbially window shopping around the luxury fashion websites over the weekend, Harvey Nichols, Mr Porter and Farfetch just to name a few. These sites have got quite the portfolio - their impressive stables famously house brands like Valentino, Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Comme des Garcons amongst others. I've put together a wish list below, let me know what you think of my picks in the comment box below.
1. BALENCIAGA - All Over Short Sleeved Shirt - shop it
Christian Dior once referred to Balenciaga as 'the master of us all'. He was a pioneer of women’s dress essentially. A visionary that was often coined the master of shape. If you haven't caught the Balenciaga exhibition down at the V&A Museum, then I implore you to down tools immediately.
This monogram patterned short sleeve shirt has been described as Dadcore, a progression on Normcore which was essentially a return to minimalist street wear a few years back where people would wear deeply commercial brands, more out of irony than as a statement. The piece features a pointed collar, (it mentions long sleeves in the description but that’s an oversight) a front button fastening and an oversized fit. I'd love to be seen turning heads wearing this.
There is something deftly destructive about this jacket. I've had my eye on Blood Brother for a while and whilst this zip-through sweatshirt can be paired with the matching Sark joggers, I'd gravitate towards the dark denim and black sneaker look. With my black hair I can bookend the look nicely, plus we're all thinking it aren't we? Something very Kill Bill-ish about this sweatshirt right?
3. FENDI - Micro Houndstooth Trousers - shop it
I've recently awoken a curious interest into Houndstooth. It's a type of dual tone weave that surely has the best name of any weave, only usurped by dogstooth which is a micro version of Houndstooth. (Technically, these are dogstooth trousers).
Italian fashion house Fendi is well known for its exquisite and elegant designs and these pleated trousers are composed from grey virgin wool. The neural hues will pair effortless with most coloured tees, shirts and outer layers. I'd actually swing for the Fendi patterned hoody. You may as well go big or go home.
4. UNIVERSAL WORKS - Sheepskin Jacket - shop it
Universal Works is a British Brand, with two London stores and a HQ in Nottingham. All the pieces have a very honest blue collar feel to them, inspired by the founders father who would come home in workwear designs similar to ones you're likely to find in their current capsules.
The sheepskin shearling jacket is a staple piece for the discerning man’s wardrobe. This one disparages itself from its contemporaries by having two open slanted front pockets on the front. I want to wear this, migrate to a training camp in Russia and shout DRAGOOOO from a snowy peak. We've all seen Rocky 4 right?
Can't leave the house without something on your feet! These Black Sprint V Trainers will be just the ticket if you're looking to down scale your outfit from business to smart-scale. I did something similar recently for an afternoon tea down at Fortnum & Masons. I like the white Spirit Low version they do which is similar, but black will be less maintenance.