In today’s spotlight I am looking at my favourite pair of jeans for the season. Cropped Wide Leg Jeans are a great way to give any outfit an edgier look. Being the polar opposite of the Skinny Jeans, they remind of early 90s every day looks. As my pair of jeans is high waisted, I usually tuck in my tops to give the outfit more shape. I prefer to wear my Cropped Jeans with High Top Shoes. Vans or Converse give a casual finish. If you’re looking for something more sophisticated boots do the trick as well.
In my post from about a week ago, I said that my favourite winter jacket is the Parka jacket. And even though that is still pretty much the case, I have to admit that there is one winter jacket in my wardrobe that is quite special to me.
I am talking about my navy blue faux fur Harrington jacket. Besides feeling like a pimp when wearing it, it is super comfortable, keeps me warm and looks somewhat fashionable.
I know fur jackets are still quite sparsely found in menswear in high street fashion retail. For some reason, we all have preconceptions that some pieces of clothing or fabrics are solely targeted at either women or men. And so, when I am wearing my fur jacket I am pretty much guaranteed to have all eyes on me when I walk down the high street. A man in a fur jacket is still something quite unusual.
The fur jacket I am wearing today is actually fromlast year and was bought in Topman. I remember it selling out within one week.
I usually like to keep my outfit quite casual because the jacket is already such a statement in itself. Today I wore cropped grey wool blend trousers, a white boxy t-shirt, a blue flannel around my waist and my Adidas Superstar. Very casual and comfortable 🙂
Apart from people that work in car garages or as plumbers, we don’t really see a lot of Boiler Suits in our everyday life! In terms of high-street retailers I can only speak for Topshop/Topman, but maybe once or twice a year we have them as part of our assortment and they usually don’t do that well.
I assume that women usually avoid them because they take away any sort of figure. In menswear, it is quite easy to look like you are dressing up as someone from Top Gun when you put on that khaki boiler suit.
And so it is important to know how to style it in order to avoid looking like you could fix someone’s car when you are definitely not capable of doing that.
In this first picture, I am only half-wearing the boiler by taking the arms and wrapping them around my waist. I have tucked in my grey jumper and combined it with my favourite sand coloured Harrington jacket. With my black Timberlands, the look comes nicely together.
In the second picture, I have buttoned up the boiler pretty much to the top and this time layered the grey jumper on top. This look is a bit more casual and more appropriate for winter. Once you get inside you can easily take the jumper off, to avoid a high amount of perspiration that no one wants, and also show off you new boiler suit. It was quite cold today, so I grabbed my leather jacket to complete this outfit.
The Boiler Suit I am wearing is from Topman and comes in two colours (black and khaki).