Friday, 29 August 2014
Look of the Week
For me, A/W '14 is all about crisp tailoring, clean lines with a great print thrown into the mix. Look of the Week, illustrated by new artist to The Rakish Gent, Gill Button exemplifies all the key features of a great autumn wardrobe. Based in London and a graduate of Kingston University, Gill has a fantastic list of clients so far that include British Airways, United Nations, The Times and the BBC. It is an immense honour to be included on that list. Everyday, Gill draws a different man for her "Sketchy Men" blog which features some really cool, dapper looking dudes.
The look that Gill has illustrated, styled by me, features items that look great when worn together or worn as individual pieces. The shirt from Acne Studios could not be any more "autumn" if it tried, with a great decorative, floral print. Also, being short sleeve, means it is perfect for these weird weather conditions. Mr Porter currently have this shirt, along with a great selection of other pieces from the brand. A great pair of tailored trousers are a menswear staple and these navy textured ones from Reiss will never go out of style. Neither will a pair of brogues for that matter, and I am a big fan of the current range from Topman, especially these Howes black leather ones which will pretty much go with everything in your wardrobe. Finally, a document holder can be a great way to cart around all of your random pieces of paper, and I love this one from Bonastre at The Corner. Smart, black and unlined which gives it a great slouchy quality.