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.
PFW AW16: street style
By Matt Glazebrook, 27 January 2016
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.