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LCM SS17 street style

By Matt Glazebrook, 16 June 2016

London Collections Men has been and gone for another season, and – as ever – while the looks on the catwalks offered some theoretical style inspiration, the queues outside were where the real outfit goals could be found.

LCM SS17 street style

Picture: Michaela Tornaritis

This guy's whole look is so structurally sound – from his Yeezy-approved, summer 2016 colour palette of pink and khaki to his just-so cuff-rolls and general air of sockless insouciance – that he doesn't even need a solid object to lean against. He just crosses his legs, stretches back and lets his outfit be its own load-bearing wall.

LCM SS17 street style

Picture: The Urban Spotter

If we're entirely honest, we're not convinced by a jazzy pink-and-black sock. And if it's unfair to focus on a small detail, then it's only because every other thing here – from the crisp plims, loose-fit chinos and subtly spotty tee to the classic denim jacket, tasty tote bag and excellent hair/beard combo – is so nailed on, there's nothing really to say about it.

LCM SS17 street style

Picture: The Urban Spotter

You wouldn't think a pair of shades that resemble Willy Wonka's goggle glasses, a slogan sweat and a brilliant 'cowboy prom' belt would work together. Add silver jewellery, painted-on black skinnies and general air of Japanese-garage-rocker cool, and they really do. 

LCM SS17 street style

Picture: Michaela Tornaritis

As the Surf Rat and Riviera trends have shown us, summer 2016's witnessing a major resurgence in 50s rock 'n' roll-flavoured hot-weather steez. And if that means we see more cool cats like this dude mooching around in their revere-collar shirts, skinny black jeans and steel-toe-capped Derbies like they’re the grooviest goth at the beach, we're fully onboard.

LCM SS17 street style

Picture: The Urban Spotter

'Hey.' 

'Hey dude, what's up?' 

'I don't know, man, I keep getting this weird feeling people are watching me – like hiding behind bushes and taking photos, even.' 

'*scared face emoji*' 

'Seriously! All I'm doing is hanging out here at fashion week in my excellent longline dogtooth shirt, with my fresh-as green raincoat casually/deliberately slung over the top, my beard and shades on point, and my razored-in, side-parted quiff so sharp that it needs a warning sticker – what gives?' 

'*Shruggy man emoji*'

LCM SS17 street style

Picture: The Urban Spotter

The skate-style force is so strong with this fella that he even walks like he's a pushing a board along. High-top Converse sneakers with white high socks and cropped black trousers for a Hoosiers-meets-80s-New-York-punk-club vibe; forest-green Breton top with minimal jewellery; a jaunty black beanie... Who needs wheels when you're riding on a wave of pure swag?

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