So, the first full week of 2014 is almost over, and we’re celebrating with this list of everyday simple style essentials for the London gentleman – whether it’s a ‘new year, new you’ or your wardrobe simply needing a subtle update, check out our list of stylish apparel and accessories from our go to style directory, Mr Porter.
1. Acne, classic white T – £70.00, click to buy
This timeless back-up should be kept in your overnight bag at all times. Casually throw on after the night before, or place under a buttoned down shirt to freshen up your previous look. This Acne cotton T-shirt with a low neck, does the job effortlessly.
2. Lanvin Denim Jean – £270.00, click to buy
Denim jeans have long been one of mans most important wardrobe possessions, irrelevant of individual taste and style. These regular fit, rinsed denim jeans by Lanvin bode well for dressed events or casual dinner dates. The effortless, straight leg fit promises a no-fuss finish, so they’re quite literally the perfect pair. The high quality of the jeans ensure more sophistication with age.
3. A.P.C Oxford Shirt – £140.00, click to buy
A dapper shirt is bound to spruce up any outfit and this Striped Button-Down Cotton Oxford Shirt from A.P.C guarantees eye-catching simple style. A wardrobe essential, the oxford shirt is classic, yet plays a key part in the modern gentleman’s lifestyle. The stripe design adds a little more taste, keeping you from looking like an overpaid banker – let’s face it no one wants that!
4. Oliver Spencer Velvet Blazer – £410.00, click to buy
Evening wear wouldn’t be complete without a charming dinner jacket/blazer. Turn heads with this Braunton Shawl Collar Velvet Blazer by Oliver Spencer. Be daring and stand out with this velvet masterpiece, slick back the hair, pair with a simple T-shirt and you will complete the look in a gallant manner.
5. Mark McNairy Brogues – £310.00, click to buy
Brogues are a fantastically versatile shoe that continue to be sported all year round. These Crepe-Sole Suede Wingtip Brogues by Mark McNairy are a powerful style statement. Taking your classic brogue and slightly twisting it, Mark McNairy has created a shoe that does all the speaking for you. The thick sole partnered with contrasting grey and brown colour palettes, screams sophistication.
6. J.Crew Striped Sweater – £130.00, click to buy
Everyone seems to be begrudgingly aware of the fact that you cannot venture anywhere in the UK without packing a jumper. This striped Merino Wool Sweater from J.Crew with nautical feel in tow, will make a snug contribution to your winter wardrobe.
7. New Balance 996 Casual Trainer, £140.00, click to buy
Although formality is essential at times, it doesn’t have to be the basis of your entire look. By throwing on a pair of trainers, you will immediately feel slightly more casual and comfortable. These 996 Suede and Leather trainers by New Balance will keep you on trend, adding chilled vibes to your relaxed ensemble.
8. Comme des Garçons Leather Wallet – £90.00, click to buy
The ideal wallet would be one that not only makes a fashion statement, but also acts a compact way to transport all of your cards, coins and tit-bits. This Embossed Leather Pouch wallet from Comme Des Garcons in electric blue, will liven up your life in many ways. The sleek design means that your cash is stored away as neatly as possible, whilst your style in emphasised in abundance.
9. Mulberry Holdall Bag – £595.00, click to buy
If you’re a man about town who finds his life rather eventful, then this Medium Clipper Holdall Bag by Mulberry is your perfect partner in crime. Combining style with convenience, this holdall is well matched to a contemporary lifestyle. Smartly finished with leather trims and brass accessories, this bag provides a strong masculine presence.
10. Dolce & Gabbana Casual Sweatpants – £250.00, click to buy
When your day is complete and you begin to wind down, don’t forget to jump straight into a pair of tracksuit bottoms. These Drawstring Knitted Trousers from Dolce and Gabbana are essential for taking it easy. Knitted with angora, silk and wool these tracksuit bottoms sound like a dream. If out and about, pair with a casual T-shirt and your favourite trainers.
Discover all of the above style essentials and more via www.mrporter.com, and start the new year in the right way.