PFW AW16: street style
By Matt Glazebrook, 27 January 2016
Henry Miller wrote, ‘When spring comes to Paris, the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.’ When the dead of winter comes to Paris – bringing with it the Men’s Fashion Week autumn/winter shows – it's more like dwelling in a town exclusively populated by the super stylish. Here's our pick of the City of Light’s most lit.
This beanie-hatted fellow looks a bit lonely, standing over there in his tonal winter finery. We'll be your friend, beanie-hatted guy. Friends share awesome tan suede jackets, right?
This chap – Anthony Calydon – is a designer, so you'd expect him to show off his own garms to the best of their abilities. But even accounting for his professional interest, this is still a masterpiece of casual, tonal winter dressing. Slick suede Chelsea boots, battered blue skinny jeans, sharp black overcoat, and that super-cosy oversized beige hoodie – he's basically the world's best-dressed billboard.
Mixing together three different checked patterns – on a lightweight harrington, a chunky wool jacket and a pair of smart trousers – is bold. Adding in the stripes of a zebra crossing? That's some next-level pattern-clashing.
A smart navy bomber jacket, complemented by a hoodie and T-shirt in shades of grey – so far, so basic (albeit rather lovely basics). What sets this guy apart is his enviable haircut. Taking his cue from new vintage-obsessed style icons like Leon Bridges, he's sculpted his barnet into a subtle but super-cool 50s-esque asymmetrical fade. Want.
More strong hair-and-bomber game here, this time brought right up to date. The cool, patch-laden black bomber jacket is the obvious standout, but the pleated, cuffed trousers, the flash of pale blue socks, and simple black sneaks are a 'very 2016' lesson in doing the streetwear/smart/casj crossover well.