Practicality is perennial, whether you’re a ‘hands-on’ kind of chap, or simply prefer to look like one. This season sees industrial Americana-inspired workwear muscle its way in to the working wardrobe, with riveted denims and heavy twills receiving a stylish overhaul.
The key to pulling off this trend is to use block, neutral shades such as sand, stone and khaki and try and keep the silhouette clean. Also make sure the fit is relaxed – jackets should be loose enough to layer under.
The unstructured blazer by Margaret Howell is garment dyed and in a cotton twill, so it’s lighter to wear in the sunnier months ahead. It is a contrasting colour to the rest of the tonal look. The jacket is not only perfect in warmer weather, it can be worn for a variety of different occasions, whether it’s with jeans or trousers. Worried about creasing when travelling for business? Fear not, this jacket is an easy travel companion. While not completely crease-proof, the wrinkling of the fabric adds to the look.
This earthy tone safari shirt compliments the contrasting colour of the jacket. Not only can it be worn by itself, it’s also a great piece to wear layered on top of a t-shirt as pictured.
This twill trouser is cropped at the bottom and has a slightly elasticated waist, so not only is it comfortable to wear throughout the day, it also looks refined and elevated, smart enough to go with your blazer.
Always make sure you give your shoes enough TLC, as it’s often the first thing someone looks at. A good shoe not only instantly updates an outfit, it also elevates it. These boots work well with the tonal trousers and provide a bit more formality to the overall look.
This article was published in The Produktkulturmagazin, issue Q1 2018. Picture credit © MR PORTER