Style Guide By Sandeep Khapra
The Sport Coat
Nothing beats Blackberrys suits and jackets. This lapel slim piece with a check pattern and in Italian brushed cotton wool not only looks great but also feels great. The pick stitch finished edges add the necessary handmade look and it also comes in a very interesting moss shade.
This Horse and Hound tweed flat cap are hands finished with a press stud peak. Hackett is a natural choice when you want to add the country to your look.
Timberland and Earthkeepers
This shirt is a wardrobe essential – it goes with nearly everything, can be worn in both casual or dressier situations, and its got the wonderfully rustic Timberland aesthetic. And the Earthkeepers range this season is made with 50% organic cotton to be kinder to the environment.
This polka dot cardigan adds a nice colour and pattern to a dressed down look. The cotton acrylic blend is not necessarily warm, but it does add an interesting layer to all woven look.
The green lens and golden frame are a classic and a must have for all men. I am yet to come across a man who doesn’t look good in Ray-Ban Aviators.
Smart Turnout London
Breathe life into your autumn outfits with this made in UK Chandler wool bow tie. Crafted in pure wool for a solid feel and rich texture, its classic suiting stripe is a perfectly mismatched pattern to match the rest of your look.
This River Island rust corduroy trouser with twist seam and turn-ups give a nice shape to your legs and is also roomy in the hips area, but has tapered legs. The shade is so versatile that you can wear anything on top of it.
The braided leather with an English brass buckle gives this belt a handmade look. Plus, the basket weave allows you to adjust it as per your waist.
Fossil Estate Messenger
This functional, waxed canvas Estate Messenger has it all – a vintage-inspired design, a padded laptop compartment, and enough interior pockets to keep all of your daily must-haves organised. But most of all, it helps me when I’m on the move.
If you don’t like wrist watches and want to make a very individualistic expression, then try this piece that you can hang by your belt loops. This carabiner watch has a magnifier, a thermometer and an LED light.
The Brogue Boot
Blake by Mr B’s collection of shoes at Aldo has really brought their shoes up to speed. I am loving these oxblood coloured brogues as they are perfect for a casual day out with friends or for a brunch. Wear them with denim and a big chunky knit sweater or with cords and a field jacket. They really can go with anything.
This mix mélange sock is ideal for colder seasons with its thick luxurious construction and ribbed knit from the heel to the cuff.
I don’t try hard to be noticed, I dress up just for the fun of it and the only person I need to impress is myself. I invest in good quality versatile pieces from around the globe and then combine those in many ways to create different looks and keep collecting iconic products whenever I can.
With the supposed doomsday past us, fun is the keyword for dressing up in the coming year. It is about combining unexpected clothing items, donning patterns and accessory items which were previously on the borderline of being perceived as funny, for example, polka dots, suspenders and bow tie. Combining colour with primarily neutral or natural attire adds warmth to the wearer’s personality. Colour is a wide term, only rich hues such as rust and burgundy and not delving into synthetic bright shades mark the difference between a fun look and a funny look for men.