Style Manual: Your Guide to the Details Defining This Year’s Wardrobe

Even the finest details can make or break an outfit. That’s why for our latest Style Manual, we’re diving deep into details. From pattern to colour to even shoe-sole thickness, here’s what you should know.


Crewnecks, V-necks, cardigans, or vests — it doesn’t matter. Whatever knitwear you’re picking out this year, go bold in both colour and pattern.

Colourful turtleneck patterned knitwear
Sweater ($2,600) by Dior Men’s.

Chunky Soles

In an era of free-flowing and wide-legged trousers, chunky soles help balance an outfit’s proportions. While thick soles have been attached to sneakers for ages now, they’re making their way onto smarter shoes too, like this season’s favourite style choice: the loafer.

Thick soled loafers.
Shoes ($685) by BOTH at WDLT117.
Chunky soled shoes.
Shirt, jacket, pants, and shoes (all price upon request) by Ermenegildo Zegna.


Minimalism is out. And if you’ve been playing with funky fabrics and prints lately, it’s time to take it one step further by wearing some embroidery. The decorative needlework adds a touch of whimsy to any look.

Embroidered shirt.
Shirt ($1,590), Surfer pendant necklace ($515), Seashell Dagger pendant necklace ($385), and bracelet ($515) by Saint Laurent.

Pocket Play

Dressing functionally doesn’t require head-to-toe hiking gear. Luxury brands everywhere are embracing pockets, slapping them on pants, sleeves, and everywhere else you can imagine.

Moncler jacket. White Mountaineering x Levi's pants.
Sweater ($1,060) and jacket ($1,905) by Moncler. Pants ($380) by White Mountaineering x Levi’s at WDLT117.
Sacai multi-pocket jacket
Coat, pants, and shoes (all price upon request) by Sacai.

Crossbody Bags

Finally, the guys get what the girls have always had: the luxury bag. Crossbody bags worn round the waist or chest are the ultimate marriage of style and function.

Saint Laurent crossbody bag
Bag ($1,190) by Saint Laurent.
Coach men's crossbody bag
Shirt ($250), sweater ($395), jacket ($1,800), pants ($295), and bag (price upon request) by Coach.


A toned-down all-over logo look reads more like a textured pattern than a “look at my label” vibe. A perfectly tailored suit with an iconic logo is high elegance with a streetwear twist.

All-over logo print Louis Vuitton suit
Shirt (price upon request), suit jacket ($5,050), pants (price upon request), and mid-layer ($1,490) by Louis Vuitton Men’s.


Dust off your old copy of Take Ivy and take notes, ’cause prep is back. Think chunky V-neck jumpers, sweater vests, and striped polo shirts for a new take on a timeless style.

Striped Gucci polo
Top ($1,235) and shorts ($1,235) by Gucci.
Alexander McQueen v-neck sweater
Sweater ($1,480) by Alexander McQueen.

Roman Numerals

Roman numerals are over 2,000 years old, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still look fresh. While the works of Shakespeare and Confucius may require a slight recalibration of our technology-addled 21st-century minds to appreciate, they have hung around for as long as they have because their insights are timeless. In the same way, a Roman numeral dial may seem old-fashioned, but this ancient time-telling system is just as simple, efficient, and beautiful today as it was in the days of Caesar.

Watches with Roman Numeral dials
Clockwise from left: IWC Portofino Chronograph ($19,400). NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig Enamel White ($2,680). Mido Baroncelli LE ($1,525). Seiko Presage SPB091 ($1,895). Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day & Date ($4,800). Cartier Tank Américaine ($6,900).

Fashion Photography: Luis Mora (KZM)
Fashion Styling: Nadia Pizzimenti (P1M)
Grooming: Caroline Levin (P1M)
Fashion Styling Assistant: Santanae Luzige

Watch Photography: Adrian Armstrong (Fuze)
Watch Styling: Chad Burton (Plutino)


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