The one piece every man needs this season? A standout suede jacket. And while fringe or a bright colour are more obvious ways to make a statement, the key piece in this look turns to nature for inspiration. You won’t want the rest of your outfit to compete, but that doesn’t mean it should take a back seat. Classics like dark denim and a stainless steel watch are always good choices, and luxe materials and unique details will make them just as special, if a little more subdued, as the killer jacket.
Suede jackets are king this spring, which means you’ll be seeing a lot of them. So choose one with that little something extra — in this case, appliqued gingko leaves — to make sure that you remain a step ahead of the pack.
You can never go wrong with a classic white button down, and Maison Kitsuné has made it their mission to make some of the best basics around. The Oxford cloth is soft yet hardwearing, while tailored darts on the arms and a box pleat on the yoke give it a perfect slim fit.
When a brand that has mastered the suit sets their sights on denim, you’d be a fool not to take notice. The Italian label’s take on jeans is a mix of tradition and luxury, with a button fly and V-split at the waist matched up with leather pocket details and stretch for added comfort.
The retro revival in eyewear is showing signs of waning, and Dior Homme is one of the brands leading the charge to a more modern aesthetic. Blending minimalist and utilitarian design elements, these mirrored sunglasses are future perfect.
A stainless steel watch is a sporty staple that you can strap on for almost any occasion — black tie being the exception. The blue dial and red second hand provide some colourful contrast, while the hour markers glow in the dark thanks to Superluminova technology. The 44mm is the ideal trend-defying size and the skeleton case back provides a hidden surprise for the wearer.
These Louis Vuitton shoes really are the best of both worlds — a versatile chukka shape married with a sneaker’s crisp white cup-sole to capitalize on the streetwear craze. The icing on the cake is the embossed calf leather that looks like alligator without the usual cost.